18 JUL 1970

I played with Led Zeppelin in Frankfurt, Germany

During the 1970 Led Zeppelin tour of Europe, sandwiched between Essen and Berlin, I played Frankfurt with Led Zeppelin with its close proximity to US military bases. The audience always had a strong showing of those servicemen and women. Elvis Presley had been stationed at Friedberg whilst in the army and it’s rumoured that Elvis himself attended some shows in Frankfurt back in the day - it’s highly probable that we played ‘Frankfurt Special' that evening in the rock 'n' roll medley during 'Whole Lotta Love' to pay tribute to both Elvis, Frankfurt, and G.I. Blues. If we didn't play it that time, I think we played it every other time we played Frankfurt!