Look at these photos of Led Zeppelin playing The Spectrum this day in 1970

Led Zeppelin onstage at The Spectrum in 1970 | Photo via

There was a gong. Because of course there was a gong. It was the advent of the 70s, era of rock and roll excess, and UK heavy / occult sensations Led Zeppelin were giving it all they had during their Philadelphia headlining shot on tour in support of Led Zeppelin II.

The show rolled through The Spectrum 46 years ago today. Tickets were $5.50 apiece. And Led Zep’s official concert archive has terrific collection of notes, photos and ephemera from the gig. Continue reading →


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1963 – The Rolling Stones begin their first regular gig (a Sunday night residency at the Station Hotel in Richmond, Surrey) with 66 people in attendance. They were paid £24, which adjusted for inflation and conversion =  about $315/night.

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