Led Zeppelin performs "Bring It On Home" at Royal Albert Hall in 1970

live 13/09/2018

On 9th January 1970, Led Zeppelin played at Royal Albert Hall during their U.K. tour. It was one of their most celebrated gigs of their career after Madison Square Garden.

Tickets were selling out fast and among those who witnessed the concert live were John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

Watch Led Zeppelin perform what people called a "blitzkrieg of musically-perfected hard rock that combines heavy dramatics with lashings of sex into a formula that can't fail to move the senses and limbs." 

"Bring It On Home" is another blues track written by Willie Dixon. First recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963. Led Zeppelin paid homage to Sonny Boy Williamson's song in the intro and outro but everything in between was originally composed by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

"Bring It On Home" was a reoccurring number for their set for many of their concerts, which features all members interplaying which each other.

"…it was just like it was at the Albert Hall in the summer [at the 1969 First London Gala Pop Festival], with everyone dancing around the stage. It was a great feeling. What could be better than having everyone clapping and shouting along? It’s indescribable; but it just makes you feel that everything is worthwhile," Page tells NME in 1970.

This one also one of the many tracks Led Zeppelin was sued for plagiarism as Dixon was not credited as a songwriter. Arc Music filed a lawsuit against them in 1972 which was settled out-of-court for an undisclosed amount of money.

Setlist:

  • We're Gonna Groove
  • I Can't Quit You Baby
  • Heartbreaker
  • Dazed and Confused
  • White Summer / Black Mountainside
  • Since I've Been Loving You
  • What Is and What Should Never Be
  • Moby Dick
  • How Many More Times (medley including Boogie Chillen', Bottle Up n' Go, Move On Down The Line, Leave My Woman Alone, "Lemon Song")
  • Whole Lotta Love
  • Communication Breakdown
  • Organ solo / Thank You
  • Bring It On Home
  • C'Mon Everybody
  • Something Else
  • Long Tall Sally (medley including Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Move On Down The Line)