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Jan. 6, 2015

GRIM FACTS – 1969 Alice Cooper Whisky A Go Go Shows with Led Zeppelin and Buddy Miles


Los Angeles, January 2nd – January 8th 1969

A young Alice Cooper band begins a run of shows at the Whisky A Go Go with a freshly minted Led Zeppelin.

The first night at the Whisky was only Zeppelin’s fifth show in the United States.  In fact, Led Zeppelin’s self titled debut album was not to be released in the US until the following week on January 12th, and the group was almost completely unknown save for Jimmy Page’s pedigree with the Yardbirds.

Alice said of the stint, “I think we ended up flipping a coin before the shows to see who would go on first… That’s how unknown we both were.”

After January 5th, Led Zeppelin had to pull out of the shows due to several of the band members coming down with the flu.  Alice Cooper continued the string of shows  thru the 8th of January with Buddy Miles Express.