On This Day...

I played Flushing Meadows, New York with Led Zeppelin

30 Aug 1969

On this night, I played in Flushing Meadows, New York with Led Zeppelin who were on the bill with Buddy Guy and Larry Coryell. The legendary Bernard Purdie was playing drums in the house band that night. I made a point of going to hear Buddy Guy as this would be my first time of hearing him play live. I’d admired and had been moved by his playing, one of my earliest access points being his dynamic guitar playing and vocals on the ‘Folk Festival of the Blues’ album on Chess Records. I had heard legendary stories of him when he had made a fleeting visit to England in 1965. Even to this day, Buddy Guy’s guitar playing and vocals are something of a primeval force.