Jimmy Page Had No Idea Led Zeppelin Was Banned In Boston For Five Years

January 9, 2020

Did you know that Led Zeppelin was banned in Boston? Well, neither did Jimmy Page apparently. 

The legendary guitarist and founding member of the band was doing research for his website and stumbled across Led Zepellin's 5-year ban on playing at the then Boston Garden. He shared the story on his social media on January 6th -- the anniversary of the ban.

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"On this day in 1975, I planned to play Boston Garden with @ledzeppelin. On researching for my website, I discovered that on January 6th 1975 there had been an incident at the Box Office at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts that had involved a sale / non-sale of tickets to thousands of fans. Police were called and it all ended with the scheduled Led Zeppelin show being cancelled by Mayor Kevin H White (who saw red) and, even more, there was apparently a five-year ban put on the band playing the venue."

Page poked a little fun at the story by noting that White was indeed a Rolling Stones fan! He went on to say, "I played in Boston again in 1995 at The Fleet Center with Page & Plant."

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