Site of Led Zeppelin’s first concert rehearsal to be honoured

A primary school in Denmark where the members of Led Zeppelin rehearsed for their first ever gig, is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque. Fullflling some contractual Yardbirds dates, the band - who were then billed as The New Yardbirds - were booked to play a short tour of Scandinavia, beginning at the Gladsaxe Teen-Clubs in Copenhagen on September 7, 1968. This was the first time Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham had performed together publicly.

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A primary school in Denmark where the members of Led Zeppelin rehearsed for their first ever gig, is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque.

Fullflling some contractual Yardbirds dates, the band – who were then billed as The New Yardbirds – were booked to play a short tour of Scandinavia, beginning at the Gladsaxe Teen-Clubs in Copenhagen on September 7, 1968.

This was the first time Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham had performed together publicly.

Earlier in the day, the band had rehearsed at the nearby Gladsaxe School – and a plaque commemorating the event will be unveiled on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Speaking about the gig in 1968, Jimmy Page said: “We were really scared, because we only had about fifteen hours to practice together. It was sort of an experimental concert to see if we were any good. I guess.”

The set list included “Train Kept a Rollin'”, “Dazed And Confused” and “White Summer”, “Communication Breakdown”, “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, “You Shook Me”, “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, “How Many More Times”.

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