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Site of First Led Zeppelin Concert to Be Commemorated with Plaque in Denmark

Image courtesy of LedZeppelin.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of LedZeppelin.com (via ABC News Radio)

Led Zeppelin will receive a special honor next month in Gladsaxe, Denmark, at the site of the legendary band's very first concert.  A commemorative plaque is scheduled to be unveiled at the Egegaard School on September 7, which marks the 45th anniversary of the rockers' show at a now-defunct venue called the Gladsaxe Teen Club that was located there.

Led Zeppelin was known as The New Yardbirds when they gave their historic performance.  In fact, The Yardbirds , guitarist Jimmy Page 's previous group, originally had been booked to play the show but had broken up by the time the gig took place.  The band -- Page, Robert Plant , John Paul Jones and John Bonham -- reportedly played a set that mixed some classic Yardbirds tunes with such then-new songs as "Communication Breakdown," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "How Many More Times."

A successful initiative to raise funds to pay for the plaque was launched recently by a committee that includes Jorgen Angel , who took some famous photographs at the gig; and Jerry Ritz , who was the band's tour manager at the time.  More information about the memorial campaign and the history behind the concert is available at LedZeppelin1968.com .

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