40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Perform Final US Concert, And Rare Footage of The Show Has Finally Surfaced!

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Perform Final US Concert, And Rare Footage of The Show Has Finally Surfaced! | Society Of Rock Videos

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The end of an era

July 24th, 1977 marked the end of an era for Led Zeppelin. The band was on tour in the United States for the first time in two years, and the hype and excitement was real. However, the second night in Oakland, California turned out to be the band’s final show on US soil.

Robert Plant revealed that he and the band felt so good to be back on stage in the US, and performed an amazing concert. However, a few days later tragedy struck the band, forcing them to cancel the remainder of their US appearances. Robert’s 5-year old son tragically passed away from a stomach virus, forcing the band to abandon the rest of the tour. Evidently, they never played another show on US soil. After years of searching, rare footage has finally surfaced of the band playing in Oakland, and it’s well worth the watch!

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