Arts Desk

Led Zeppelin at the Wheaton Community Center Saturday (sort of)

Fascinated with DC rock music history, filmmaker Jeff Krulik, best known for producing  "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," with John Heyn, will be working on a documentary in progress Saturday afternoon at the Wheaton Community Center entitled "Led Zeppelin Was Here."   Krulik (conflict of interest note-I first met when we we were young lads in Bowie, MD)  after finding out that  the then-Wheaton Youth Center featured local, national, and international rock bands at teen dances from December 1963 until the early 1970s, became especially interested in the story that Led Zeppelin performed there.  Krulik's research suggests that on January 20, 1969, the day of Richard Nixon's inauguration,  Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, et.al., made their first area appearance, at this Montgomery County location.  Krulik is inviting anyone who was there for that show to come and reminisce and show any photos or other memorabilia they may have that relates to that event.  He'd also like to hear from anyone who saw other gigs there by the likes of local acts Lawrence & the Arabians, JD and The Jesters, and The Renegades, or out-of-towners such as the Stooges, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and others.  To bring back some of the center's charm, and entertain both those who were there years ago and those who were not, the Beatnik Flies and Ottley! will also perform.

Saturday March 7 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. (live music at around 3) for free at the Wheaton Community Center, 11711 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD

 

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