Earliest Known Recordings of Led Zeppelin


We saw this post on Music Radar about Led Zeppelin’s earliest known recordings showing up on YouTube.  I’m kind of a big fan of the band and the music, so I thought we’d pass along these little gems from the archives.  The music is from Led Zeppelin’s first tour of America in 1968 at Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington.

According to Joe Basso, Led Zeppelin were opening up for Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge and Country Joe And The Fish at the time.  He also goes on to say that US fans were familiar with Jimmy Page from the Yardbirds and John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers.  We were confused by the Bluesbreaker reference since you usually think of Clapton or Peter Green but apparently Page produced a single called “I’m Your Witchdoctor”.  News to me.

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  1. Tim

    Nice find. Thanks, Brian.

  2. Todd

    The staying power of great bands and music is amazing. The pop/rap bubble gum that’s churned out can spread like wildfire but is soon forgotten.