Listen to Led Zeppelin Performing Live in New Haven in 1970

Listen to Led Zeppelin performing live in New Haven in 1970.

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died on this day in 1980. He was only 32 years old. That just seems crazy now.

Anyway, rummaging through YouTube clips led me to this bad-sounding bootleg of Led Zeppelin performing on August 15, 1970 at the Yale Bowl in New Haven. They played "The Immigrant Song," "Heartbreaker," "Dazed and Confused," "Bring It on Home," "Since I've Been Loving You," "What Is and What Should Never Be," "Moby Dick," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Communication Breakdown." Have a listen below.

You should also read the fan recollections included in the post, like this one:

"I was only 16 years old but had been to couple of concerts. I was a little bummed out when they first appeared I think it was Robert Plant moaning about how he hated New Haven. I remember there being a bit of a to do over how loud they could set their amps. The Yale bowl is situated in a in a residential area and the organizers had assure the community that they would keep it at reasonable level what ever that is. Anyway the band didn't like it and they let the crowd know it. Hell, we just wanted to hear them play. Well when they did it was amazing, unbelievable and incredible. If they had a problem with New Haven it didn't show up in the music. And I can't imagine anyone giving a better performance than John Bonham, he was incredible anyone that went to that concert unless they were totally fried would have remembered Bonham. His hands must have been bleeding when that concerted ended."

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