On Sept. 7, 1968, the world was introduced to a British rock band that went by the name of Led Zeppelin when they played in a converted gym in Denmark. But it wasn’t until December that the band, which quickly rose in popularity, came stateside.
On Dec. 26, the band played their first show in the United States, opening for Vanilla Fudge at the Auditorium Arena, playing songs like “Dazed and Confused” and “Train Kept a Rollin’.”
On the 50th anniversary of the show, the City and County of Denver’s Mayor’s Office proclaimed the day to be Led Zeppelin Day.
– Jacqueline Gualtieri, The Colorado 100