Flashback | Led Zeppelin's 45-Minute Dazed And Confused

From 1969 to 1975 "Dazed And Confused" often served as the centerpiece of Led Zeppelin's live performances. Over the years the band extended the song with multiple guitar solos, including one Jimmy Page played with a violin bow, and often teased other material in the middle. Before the legendary rockers retired "Dazed And Confused" in May of 1975, they "took it out" as far as it could go, with one version hitting the 45-minute mark.

The longest "Dazed And Confused" Led Zeppelin played took place at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on March 27, 1975. Now, jam fans know all too well that length and quality don't always go hand-in-hand and there are underwhelming segments within the piece, but there are also plenty of magical moments such as an exceptional trio improv around the 23-minute mark and the flurry of high-intensity riffs from Page that starts at 32-minute mark and lasts for nearly five minutes.

Take a listen to a recording of the longest "Dazed And Confused" in Led Zeppelin history:

[Published on: 11/18/13]

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