If you close your eyes, you may think that Led Zeppelin has reunited in Mobile. You’re climbing the "Stairway to Heaven." You’ve got a "Whole Lotta Love." You’re having "Good Times and Bad Times." You left the "Black Dog" at home. You "Ramble On" to the Saenger Theatre with your "Heartbreaker."

Be careful not to act "Dazed and Confused" on the downtown Mobile streets or you could have a "Communication Breakdown" with law enforcement.

It’s a nostalgic return to the 1970s and late 1960s by the tribute band Get the Led Out. Notice that they used the first name of the famous band rather than trying to make a tribute band name from "Zeppelin."  Smart.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. The Saenger is located in the Lower Dauphin Entertainment District (LoDa) in historic downtown Mobile.  

The official invitation reads:

IT’S TIME MOBILE, AL LED ZEPPELIN FANS… ‘Get The Led Out’ brings their critically acclaimed show to Saenger Theatre on Sun, Mar 24th! Tix available here: http://tinyurl.com/pjs9d4xe If you’ve ever imagined experiencing "The Mighty Zep's" iconic songs in concert just the way you remember them – with all the guitar solos, drum fills, and vocal melodies intact, and performed with all the passion and fury that this legendary catalog deserves – now’s your chance! Don't miss ‘Get The Led Out’ for a night devoted to the greatest music in rock history! Spread the word...

Led Zeppelin formed in London in 1968, 55 years ago. The year Dr. Martin Luther King and Sen. Robert Kennedy were shot and killed. The year Richard Nixon was elected president. 

Band members were Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. They had played in various earlier groups, primarily The "New Yardbirds."  Their hugely successful recording career sold 200 million to 300 million records – the largest number by any group.

They were an icon of the late sixties and all of the seventies. They wrote, recorded and toured until October 18, 1980, when original drummer John Bonham died in bed of asphyxiation from vomit.

The group tried several reunions with Bonham’s son Jason on drums in the eighties, nineties and 2000s. These included the famous Farm Aid Concert in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium in 1985.

A 2007 reunion in London set a record for requests for tickets — 20 million.

In 2009, the reunion project was finally abandoned.

The closest thing to a reunion of Led Zeppelin will be "Get the Led Out."  See you at the Mobile Saenger on March 24.

“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” ― ‘Stairway to Heaven’, Led Zeppelin

Jim Zeigler is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at ZeiglerElderCare@yahoo.com.

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