Led Zeppelin – Songs Never Played Live

I’ve been a Led Zeppelin fan since  my late teens, so here’s a list to satisfy my (and perhaps your) nerdiness. It’s all the songs the rock titans  never played live from 1968-1980. Any mistakes are entirely my own, so if you know any I’ve got wrong, let me know in the comments. Info was taken from various sources including the people kind enough to post setlists from the various shows (where known) online. Thanks for everyone’s efforts. Songs never played live will be indicated by a X. Some songs will be accompanied by a note. I did a similar list for the Smiths here 

Led Zeppelin (debut) 

  • Good Times Bad Times – Rarely played live after the first few tours (sometimes done as a Medley with Communication Breakdown)
  • Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  • You Shook Me
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Your Time is Gonna Come – X
  • Black Mountain Side
  • Communication Breakdown
  • I Can’t Quit You Baby
  • How Many More Times

 Led Zeppelin II

  • Whole Lotta Love
  • What Is and What Should Never Be
  • The Lemon Song
  • Thankyou
  • Heartbreaker
  • Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) – X (the band apparently hated it)
  • Ramble On – X (played on solo shows by Plant and at the 2007 reunion show)
  • Moby Dick
  • Bring it On Home

 Led Zeppelin III

  • The Immigrant Song
  • Friends – played once in Osaka, 1971 (supposedly because Bonham had passed out backstage and the band needed a quick filler song to play)
  • Celebration Day
  • Since I’ve Been Loving You
  • Out on the Tiles – played a few times
  • Gallows Pole
  • Tangerine
  • That’s the Way
  • Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
  • Hats Off to Roy Harper – X

‘Untitled’ / Led Zeppelin IV  

  • Black Dog
  • Rock and Roll
  • The Battle of Evermore
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Misty Mountain Hop
  • Four Sticks – Rarely played live
  • Going to California
  • When the Levee Breaks – Rarely played live (about three times only)

Houses of the Holy

  • The Song Remains the Same
  • The Rain Song
  • Over the Hills and Far Away
  • The Crunge
  • Dancing Days
  • D’Yer Mak’er –  X (parts of it played live, but never in full)
  • No Quarter
  • The Ocean

 Physical Graffiti

Disc One:

  • Custard Pie – X
  • The Rover – X
  • In My Time of Dying
  • Houses of the Holy – X
  • Trampled Underfoot
  • Kashmir

Disc Two:

  • In the Light – X (the instrument JPJ used was apparently too fragile to take on tour)
  • Bron-Yr-Aur
  • Down the Seaside – X
  • Ten Years Gone
  • Night Flight
  • The Wanton Song
  • Boogie With Stu – X
  • Black Country Woman – X (parts of it played live)
  • Sick Again


  • Achilles Last Stand
  • For Your Life – X
  • Royal Orleans – X
  • Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  • Candy Store Rock – X
  • Hots on for Nowhere – X
  • Tea for One – X

In Through the Out Door

  • In The Evening
  • South Bend Suarez – X
  • Fool in the Rain – X
  • Hot Dog
  • Carouselambra – X
  • All My Love
  • I’m Gonna Crawl – X


  • We’re Gonna Groove – Often used as a set-opener during the early days
  • Poor Tom – X
  • I Can’t Quit You Baby (this version was recorded live in 1970)
  • Walter’s Walk – X
  • Ozone Baby – X
  • Darlene – X
  • Bonzo’s Montreaux – X
  • Wearing and Tearing – X

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