After The Beatles, Led Zeppelin are the best-selling band of all time. Having shaped in 1968 as The New Yardbirds, the enduring rockers went on to dominate the 1970s music scene. In truth, it was 52 years in the past this week when Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham gave their first dwell efficiency collectively.
On September 7, 1968, Led Zeppelin had been billed as The New Yardbirds.
The band performed Teen Club in Gladsaxe, a suburb simply outdoors Copenhagen, Denmark.
Around 1200 youngsters made up the viewers of their present at Egegard School.
Amusingly, Teen Club President Lars Abel launched singer Robert Plant as Robert Plat.
Page continued: “And what I additionally knew was all people else was in the identical boat.
“No matter what they’d performed previously, they’d by no means been in a state of affairs the place all the things was so form of intense and so closely linked – profoundly linked, musically – on simply our first assembly and getting collectively to play.
“I’d labored with Robert at my home, going by means of the assorted issues I wished to do like Dazed and Confused, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.”
In the top, Led Zeppelin tried Train Kept A-Rollin, which had been coated by The Yardbirds, Page’s previous band.
He added: “But that initial rehearsal was enough for everybody to say, ‘Yeah.’”
While on Bonham’s drumming, Page as soon as stated: “As quickly as I heard John Bonham play I knew this was going to be nice.
“We locked collectively as a workforce instantly.”
Looking again on the formation of Led Zeppelin, Page famous: “We were recording in October of ’68; the Yardbirds were still going in July of ’68. You can imagine how quickly this whole thing came together.”