Live in Concert: Led Zeppelin
A landmark concert this week on RKR as this is the show that was recorded for "The Song Remains the Same," and became known around the world.
Robert Plant. Jimmy Page. John Paul Jones, John Bonham. Four rock icons, riding the success of their first four roman numeral numbered albums had become a global sensation. Their fifth long-player, Houses of the Holy had been released just four months before this Madison Square Garden concert in New York City on July 29, 1973.
This tour broke records including the most fans in attendance- previously held by The Beatles' Shea Stadium concert in 1965. The two legs of the tour grossed over $4,000,000 in 1973 dollars, which means over $23M in 2019 money. They lost over $200,000 of that money when it was stolen from the safe of their hotel before the last of three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. That theft (still unsolved) and the concert are documented in the concert film The Song Remains the Same. This week on Live in Concert, you'll hear the music these legends made together on that iconic stage.
Bad Company headlined the show a few weeks back and Paul Rodgers returns with a pair of those songs and Free's "All Right Now" from the Hammersmith Apollo in London in 2009. Hear Metallica tear through "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters" at Rock in Rio USA from Las Vegas in 2015 and U2 captured live at Live Aid 2005.
Saturday nights rock with Live in Concert, every week at 8 pm, exclusively on Kalamazoo's Rock Station 107.7 RKR.
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