IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- THURSDAY DECEMBER 26, 1968- LED ZEPPELIN OPENS FIRST AMERICAN TOUR IN DENVER

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It was fifty years ago today- Thursday December 26, 1968- man was coming back from going around the moon- and in Denver, Colorado the mighty Led Zeppelin played their first ever American concert. After a few warm up shows in England the group came to America and opened up a 28 city tour of the United States and Canada with a concert at the Denver Auditorium Area.

The tour would last until February 16, 1969 when they played Baltimore.  The typical set  list for the tour was as follows–

 

 

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23 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- THURSDAY DECEMBER 26, 1968- LED ZEPPELIN OPENS FIRST AMERICAN TOUR IN DENVER

  1. I’ve seen footage from their early years and they were great and tight… the mid to late seventies could be sloppy…mostly I think trying to reproduce their more complicated records and various chemicals…The reunion concerts were bad to me…with the exeption of 2007. I think the 2007 concert at the O2 Arena was really good.
    But as I’ve said…they made the right choice in retiring when they did…unlike the Who.

    • Sometimes its best to know when to quit- as a rock band or musician or an athlete- most do not know when its time to go. Some have perfect timing though.

    • I think that helped the Beatles through the years… I wanted more but go out when you are on top…only a few do it in both professions…

    • Could be…yea he could have went on but at what cost to his arm…. Would Joe DiMaggio fit in? He wasn’t top top but he wasn’t bad… either way it’s not many.

    • I’d say Dimaggio went out on time- not at his peak but certainly he wasn’t embarrassing himself – he could have played a little longer had he wished but not at the high quality he was used to.

    • Ted Williams would probably fit in there with the same description..he had a 3 WAR his last season.
      It’s harder for musicians because you can pickup a instrument at anytime unless…Jim Croce, Buddy Holly etc…they have no choice.

    • Ted is another great choice.. I wonder if Tom Brady and Drew Brees are going to push their luck? It seems to me Brady is starting to slide a little….

    • I do think Tom is starting to slide some. Forget the sliding for a second…with football…the man has done everything…doesn’t he start to worry a little about all of the hits he has taken?

    • I just don’t know what more can he accomplish? You’d think he’d want to get out- like you said- don’t you think nearly 20 years of hits have to concern him?

    • I know…it’s an embarrasement of riches and yet he still plays. Money check, Fame check, championships check. model wife…etc

      That’s a hell of a gamble to take to acomplish more than he has.

      I was impressed by Jake Locker…not a great quarterback at all but he could have hung around as a backup or maybe a starter but he got out pretty quick. I think we might start seeing more of that.

    • Another thing- and I hate to say it because well you can’t count these guys out- but it’s not like the Patriots at this point are peaking- it appears they are also starting a decline. .. in the past few years it seems like a number of football players in their 20’s are retiring. the health concerns are real even though the NFL doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

    • The health concerns are going to catch up with the NFLalso because of the declining PeeWee league participation… that is one of the springs that feed them.

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