Watch Led Zeppelin Debut on Danish TV in 1969

Watch Led Zeppelin Debut on Danish TV in 1969

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Led Zeppelin. Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns/Getty Images.

Led Zeppelin’s debut appearance on Danish television in 1969 is truly a Holy Grail moment in the archives of rock history. While it was technically Zeppelin’s second time on air – they had previously lip-synched Communication Breakdown on Swedish TV three days prior – it was their first time playing a full set of songs in front of a live studio audience. And the footage is incredible! The raw intensity of the band, with minimal production and maximum chemistry, has the captive young audience seated at their feet appear dumbstruck as they are unknowingly ushered into the 70s in the coolest way possible. 

Imagine being lucky enough to sit cross-legged at the feet of Led Zeppelin for this electric performance! Watch the four-track set which includes Communication Breakdown, Dazed and Confused, Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You and How Many More Times below. 

Led Zeppelin | Live on TV BYEN/Danmarks Radio 

All four tracks appeared on Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album which arrived this week in the UK. The album was recorded in late 1968 at Olympic Studios in London, not long after the formation of the band’s one and only lineup. They recorded the nine tracks in just 36 hours, with the sessions produced and paid for by Page. 

Led Zeppelin was a tour de force, showcasing the future rock legends’ thunderous fusion of blues and rock, and defining the emerging hard rock sound that would define the decade ahead of them. The album was a global smash, rocketing up charts around the world, reaching the top 10 in both the UK and US. And it’s not hard to see why; those songs didn’t just announce the emergence of a loud and raw new genre, they changed rock history remain classic rock radio staple to this day. 


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