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June 21, 1973

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, June 21, 1973

* Early Led Zeppelin - English rock band
* 1973 North American tour advertisement
* Madison Square Garden - Manhattan
* The Grateful Dead w/ Allman Brothers
* Summer Jam at Watkins Glen - rock festival

Page 65 has a full page advertisement for the Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden. (see images) This was one of the more famous tour stops by this iconic group. Footage of these concerts were used in the film "The Song Remains the Same".
Also page 59 has a nice full page ad for the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen featuring "The Grateful Dead", The Allman Brothers Band" and "The Band". (see images) I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 120 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, some margin wear to unrelated areas, generally in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City that concluded the tour were filmed for a motion picture, but the theatrical release of this project (The Song Remains the Same) was delayed until 1976. The film documents the theft of $203,000 of the group's money from a safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York, just before their final show. The theft was discovered by Led Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole, who was immediately interrogated by police as a suspect. The sum of money was the band's takings from their three New York concerts. It was never recovered and the identity of the thief or thieves has never been discovered. The band later sued the Drake Hotel for the theft.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century