Led Zeppelin | Official Website Charlotte Coliseum - April 7, 1970
Press Review:LED ZEPPELIN – FLYING HIGH The heavy sounds of four young Englishmen, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, rocked the Charlotte Coliseum April 7. Led Zeppelin, making a one-night concert appearance in Charlotte on this American tour, proved to be the hottest rock group on the music scene today. From the outset of the show, there was a feeling of uneasiness apparent on the face of Robert Plant, lead vocal, because of the attitude of the audience. They were young and didn't seem to appreciate the talent displayed. At one point Plant stopped singing and said, ''Why don't you people shut up and listen to what you paid for?'' Even with this uneasiness, Zeppelin showed they were true entertainers and put on a tremendous performance. They played many songs from their first two albums and also treated the people to a few numbers from the new, soon-to-be-released album Led Zeppelin III. Among the selection of songs was ''Black Mountain Side'' with an outstanding fifteen minute guitar solo by Jimmy Page and ''Moby Dick'' also with a twenty minute drum solo by John Bonham. The total scheduled performance lasted two hours. They finished, said thank you, and walked off the stage. But to the cries of ''More, more'', Zeppelin returned and smashed the minds of everyone by doing ''Whole Lotta Love”. [by T. STORK / April 1970]