Evenings with Led Zeppelin chronicles the 500-plus appearances Led Zeppelin made throughout their career. From their earliest gig in a Denmark school gymnasium on September 7, 1968, through to the last gig that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones ever performed with John Bonham, in Berlin on July 7, 1980, this is the Led Zeppelin story told from where their legend was forged – on stage.
Deploying impeccable research spread over many years, Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio bring clarity, authority and perspective to a show-by-show narrative of every known Led Zeppelin performance. With pinpoint accuracy they trace the group’s rapid ascent from playing to a few hundred at London’s Marquee Club to selling out the 20,000 capacity Madison Square Garden in New York – all in a mere 18 months.
Supplemented by historical reviews, facts and figures and expert commentary that capture the spirit of the times, Evenings with Led Zeppelin is illustrated throughout with rarely seen concert adverts, posters, venue images, ticket stubs and photos, all of which offer matchless insight into their concert appearances. This is the on-stage heritage of Led Zeppelin as never before chronicled in one volume.
Fifty years on from their formation, Led Zeppelin’s potency as a live band remains unsurpassed – Evenings with Led Zeppelin vividly explains why.