SOLVED: Photo of the Moment - CSNY & Jimmy Page, 1974
Photo by Joseph Stevens
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This past weekend, we posted a Photo of the Moment of Neil Young, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills & Jimmy Page.
Matt -- a longtime regular TW reader -- had earlier sent it along with a note to us asking if we knew anything about the photo.
It appeared to be from the time of the 1974 stadium tour in a nightclub somewhere. Given Jimmy Page was in the photo, it seemed possibly CSNY concert at Wembley Stadium, London, England, 1974-09-14?
And what's up with Neil playing a Rickenbacker guitar?! No one has ever seen that before???
So we "fan-sourced" the photo and lo & behold within a few hours we had our answer.
In my book "Neil Young: The Visual Documentary" by John Robertson it says that after the Wembley show, "CSNY attend a party at Quagliino's in Piccadilly, where Young and Stills jam with members of Led Zeppelin and The Band, performing Vampire Blues and On The Beach among other songs."
And Robert "Stringman" posted on our wall on Facebook | ThrashersWheatNeverSleeps (42):
From John Bonham's site 1974 14 September. John Bonham and Jimmy Page jam with Neil Young at Quaglilino's Restaurant in London after a show at Wembley Stadium featuring Joni Mitchell, C.S.N. & Y and The Band.
Stefano Frollano added:
This photo was shot by Joseph Stevens and it was first published back in 1978 in Carole Dufrechou book "Neil Young". The book has two editions with some slight differences.
And the date is listed in Ghosts On The Road by Pete Long. It was after the Wembley Gig. It´s a shame that you can´t see it on the photo but that´s John Bonham on drums!
Unfortunatly no tape from that performance is known to exist!
From comment by Surfer-Joe:
Later that same day the musicians turned up at a post-gig party in Quaglino’s. This most famous of London’s society restaurants had been opened by Giovanni Quaglino in the 1930s. It eventually closed in the 1980s and was subsequently rebuilt in 1993 by Terence Conran on the same location (16 Bury Street, St James’s Place).
Thanks Matt, Syscrusher, Stefano & Stringman! And thanks to all the TW readers and the excellent "fan-sourcing"! (See Crowdsourcing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Which reminds us of another time when Jimmy Page and Neil Young got together and jammed all night long...