Category: electric magic

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.

Led Zeppelin at the Electric Magic Shows at We…

Led Zeppelin at the Electric Magic Shows at Wembley Empire Pool, November 20-21, 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV. 

Led Zeppelin, November 1971, dolled up for the…

Led Zeppelin, November 1971, dolled up for the Electric Magic shows at Wembley Empire Pool, following the rollout of Led Zeppelin IV, by Wolfgang Heilemann. (Zoso sweater! Bonzo’s glasses!)

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callmethehunter:

Robert Plant 🌱 Led Zeppelin

My dear friend @callmethehunter​ called me out in her tags on this post, asking about a color post I’d made from these November 20-21, 1971 shows known as Electric Magic at Wembley Empire Pool. Not knowing which she had in mind, here for the first time is all of ‘em I’ve got:

Note that these are just the ones from ME. Almost all  of these are my edits, in some cases extremely laborious edits, so if anyone would like to use ‘em, please do, but rather than taking them from here, please vist my Electric Magic tag and reblog the individual posts, where you can also find photographer credits and the like. 

There’s also a bunch of backstage photos in that tag, among some of the all-time greats. See also tags like Bonzo’s glasses and Zoso sweater, all of which are from these couple of dates. (Alas, unlike other multi-night stands including Montreux 1971 and Earls Court 1975, I’ve seen nothing persuasive pegging any of  these to one date or the other.)

Please note that that tag is chock full of color posts that I’ve reblogged from other folks over the years, as well as a goodly handful of shots in glorious black and white. I’d honestly rather post NO black and white photos, but hey, that’s what we’ve got, and the best of it really is spectacular.

I still prefer color, so I’m delighted to have gone on this little expedition for you, @callmethehunter!

ironicpager: starchild0985: JOHN’S SMILE <…

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starchild0985:

JOHN’S SMILE <3

this is so cute! look at their adorable faces!

A November 1971 backstage shoot with Wolfgang Heilemann in London for the Electric Magic shows at Wembley Empire Pool following the release of Led Zeppelin IV, the same sessions that yielded gems like these:

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And Bonzo’s glasses!!!!

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Led Zeppelin at the Electric Magic Shows at We…

Led Zeppelin at the Electric Magic Shows at Wembley Empire Pool, November 20-21, 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV. 

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page and the Zoso sweater …

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page and the Zoso sweater at “Electric Magic,” Wembley Empire Pool, November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV

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Celebrating the release of Led Zeppelin IV in Japan November 1971

Oh my gosh! My favorite set I’ve seen in a while. Robert blowing a kiss, Bonzo with one of his awesome coats, and that last one of them goofing off

The beard beckons.

Alas, led-zeppelin-out-on-the-tiles is no longer with us, or I’d have mentioned it offline instead of publicly….but while this remarkable series is indeed from November, it was in London, at the time of the Electric Magic shows on Nov. 20-21, taken by Wolfgang Heilemann. 

Led Zeppelin IV had been released on November 8, but the boys were in Japan all the way back in ZEPtember.

This really is a lovely set, though. In addition to documenting the brief life of Jimmy’s Zoso sweater, this is one of the rare times we see Bonzo in glasses! Be sure to click on all these to see the full size!

And while I’m at it, here’s one more, before they started trashing the set!

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Jimmy Page in the Zoso Sweater, playing guitar…

Jimmy Page in the Zoso Sweater, playing guitar with a bow at the Electric Magic shows, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, November 1971.

(New to me, this one, and I’m freaking out!)

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.