Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beat Beep, beat Beep, yeah!

On this day in 1972, Led Zeppelin was only four days into a tour of the U.K. when their publicist was beaten up by fans at their show in Glasgow, Scotland.

Outside the concert, Zeppelin's publicist, a guy by the name of B.P. Fallon, approached some people who appeared to be selling counterfeit tickets. He said he told them, "Excuse me, there seems to be some confusion about the tickets you're selling." This prompted them all to jump on him and beat him up.

When word reached the stage, the members of Led Zeppelin decided to end their concert early. Fans went home without hearing an encore, which prompted an angry letter from one fan to the New Musical Express. The reader complained about there being no encore and also the way Robert Plant mentioned their forthcoming album over and over.

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