Watch one of Led Zeppelin’s earliest TV performances in 1969
Led Zeppelin gathered one of the biggest congregation of fans we’ve ever seen during their peak periods in the 1970s. On occasion, it can sometimes allude to those of us who didn’t experience the band first hand just how incredible and scene-changing Led Zep truly were. So, bask in the glow of one of the band’s first-ever TV performances and see what all the hype was about.
The below video, taken from March 17th, 1969 as the band appeared on TV as part of their UK-Scandanavia tour, shows their incredible power and poise. Filmed in the TV-Byen studios in Gladsaxe, Denmark, this is Zep at the beginning of their dominance.
At this time, the band were only starting their life on the road properly, just a year after their inception with their debut self-titled album only three months old in the US and it sees the group fresh and furious.
The band, comprised of (obviously) Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, played four tracks from that new album. You can hear all of those four tracks below: ‘Communication Breakdown’, ‘Dazed and Confused’, ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and ‘How Many More Times’.
For now though, we’ll be quiet, just watch one of the greatest bands in the world ever, doing their thing at the very start.