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Laurel Pop Festival – what a line-up

by Bruce Remer

The first time I saw Zeppelin was about a month before at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD laurel-pop-festival-ticket(Outside DC). We actually went to see the WHO.

The ad posters said THE WHO, at the bottom was “With Led Zeppelin” in smaller print. We had been anticipating them because of the Yardbirds (Page, Clapton, and Jeff Beck all from the Yardbirds) and there first album had been out for awhile. That show was May 25 , 1969 and the tickets were $5.50 each.
By July 11,1969 they were top billing at the “Laurel Pop Festival” All the Bands were still in there “Trying to make it -Mode”. Which means they were “hungry” and at there BEST.

(Bruce is the founder of, a website offering a great history of rock-n-rock photography, facts and stuff mainly from the Washington DC area you probably want to take a look at)


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