Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 6/17/14 Zeppelin Embarks On Final Tour
(The Six O’Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Today marks a very historic day in Rock ‘n Roll. June 17, 1980, Led Zeppelin kicked off a very short lived tour of Europe, which would end up being their last. “Tour Over Europe ’80” began in Dortmund, Germany at Westfalenhallen. Drummer John Bonham’s troubles with substance abuse were well documented at the time. But, nobody ever imagined what fate would lie ahead of him in 13 weeks. Nobody ever imagined that this day was the beginning of the end of the world’s biggest rock band 34 years ago. But, what most didn’t know was that Robert Plant was growing road weary. Zeppelin Manager Peter Grant scheduled the brief European Tour, hoping that Plant would be rejuvenated for the upcoming tour of North America. Those in attendance noticed the band’s disengagement as they had dramatically decreased their stage set, light show, and setlist. After gaining the reputation for shows that lasted three hours or more at sometimes, the band stripped down the set, leaving some of their longer anthems out.
Tonight, we mark the day in history with three from their 1980 setlist. We’ll get the Led out with “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, “In The Evening”, and “Trampled Under Foot”. It’s tonight’s Six O’Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!