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mikezep61
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 11:48:14 AM

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According to "The Who Concert File," Led Zeppelin attended the opening night of The Who's one week run at the Fillmore East featuring their rock opera "Tommy." According to the book, after the 10/20/69 show there was a party hosted by Bill Graham at Max's Kansas City, a popular NYC rock club. Led Zeppelin and The Who spent "the rest of the night in long discussion."

Since Zeppelin attended the show and partied with The Who on 10/20/69, they couldn't be in Seattle playing a show.

Your Overlord
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 9:11:15 PM

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This again raises the issue of how to flag this date. I agree that the show didn't seem to happen, but since it is a date that has shown up on lists, I should probably flag it as disproved rather than canceled.

How should I handle dates like this? I hate to just delete them from the database.
mikezep61
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 5:33:02 AM

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For this particular situation I would just delete the date. The evidence ways very heavy in favor of a performance not being performed in Seattle on 10/20/69:

1) The Who concert
2) At this point in their career, especially with no "Starship," it makes absolutely no sense for them to fly back and forth across the entire U.S. for just one show in Seattle. They could have easily scheduled it around the SF dates in November.
3) There has never been any shred of evidence that this gig was played (ad/review/handbill, etc.)


I also think the 10/23/69 show you have for the Seattle Center Arena was never performed either (for reasons 2 & 3 from above)

Your Overlord
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 6:34:01 PM

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Following changes to be reflected in version 1.1

Deleted venue 'Paramount Theater' in Seattle
Deleted date for Oct 20th 1969 in Seattle
Flagged the show on Oct 23rd 1969 as 'disputed'


I decided to just flag the second Seattle show as disputed since I have read a fan's recollection of seeing them at that venue during that month.
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