On this day in 1973, the legendary group Led Zeppelin played at The Boston Garden as part of their North American Tour.
The tour took place just after the popular release of the band’s fifth album, Houses of the Holy, which topped the charts immediately. The album includes hit songs such as The Rain Song, Over the Hills and Far Away, No Quarter and The Ocean. The subsequent tour broke records for attendance as the band routinely sold out huge venues. Their concert in Tampa Bay, Florida was in front of a crowd of 56,800 fans.
The band has sold over 111.5 million records in the US alone, making them the second highest selling artists of all-time. They released six No. 1 albums and had three others to break the top 10. Led Zeppelin is often referred to as one of the most influential bands of their time and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even compared their influence in the 1970s to that of The Beatles in the 1960s.
While there is no video available from the concert that night, here is an audio clip of the band playing their hit, The Rain Song, from that night.
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