Robbery at the Drake Hotel

By Jimmy Page

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin played the last night of Madison Square Garden in New York. This was the final night of our American tour and here at MSG recording and filming the concert.

I was informed as we were on the side stage just before going on to perform that there had been a robbery at the Drake Hotel where the safety deposit box had been relieved of cash the previous night. Somehow all this manifested in even more passion in that night’s performance.

Here I am with Eddie Kramer, who handled the engineering on this and subsequent evenings.

Categories: Crime, Music

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