This concert did not take place due to Robert Plant's terrible car crash in Greece - story below.
Randy Tuten designed this poster for Bill Graham, although it might be said that it was hardly necessary to sell tickets! During the 1970s, Led Zeppelin reached new heights of commercial and critical success that made them one of the most influential groups of the era, rivaled only by the Who and the Rolling Stones. Tuten said, “all the posters were printed up before the show was cancelled. I tried to get a boxing poster look to it but with a rock and roll feel using a press and promotional photo, I had them print it on gray to give it a mechanical/military look.”
A few months after the release of Physical Graffiti in February 1975, Led Zeppelin took a holiday and planned an autumn tour in America, scheduled to open with these two outdoor dates in San Francisco. In August 1975, however, Plant and his wife Maureen were involved in a serious car crash while on holiday in Rhodes, Greece. Plant suffered a broken ankle and Maureen was badly injured; a blood transfusion saved her life. Unable to tour, he headed to the Channel Island of Jersey to spend August and September recuperating, with Bonham and Page in tow.
In effect, these shows took nearly two years to happen, with Led Zeppelin returning to the Oakland in July of 1977 which were the largest Day on the Green shows in history. “It feels great to be back”, a self-assured Robert Plant addressed the Saturday sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. “I must personally apologize for the two-year delay.” Unknown at the time, these were to be Led Zeppelin's final U.S. shows.