The following news update appeared originally at a previous Web site of mine, "From Black Dog to Hot Dog."
Adding to the recent activity of Led Zeppelin members, Robert Plant played to a packed audience of 150 at Bishop's Gate in Shropshire, UK.
The opening act was local musician Pete Keely. Plant's set included blues-rock numbers like Donovan Leitch's "Season Of The Witch" and Tim Rose's "Morning Dew."
- Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones played as session men on some of Donovan's recordings, but not "Season Of The Witch," a song which would become a concert staple for Page and Plant. The Vanilla Fudge, who toured with Zeppelin in the early days, recorded a spooky version of the song.
- "Morning Dew" was co-written by Tim Rose, whose drummer in the summer of 1968 was John Bonham. The Jeff Beck Group subsequently recorded "Morning Dew" for their début album Truth that same year, which featured John Paul Jones on some tracks.