• Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

  • Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

  • Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

  • Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

  • Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

  • Sue D.

    Thank you Offbeat for allowing Randy Savoie to write for your outstanding magazine.This was another great article by Randy. We are very lucky to be able to read his witty and very informative articles. Randy really knows how to draw the reader into the article. You feel like you were there living the moment at the concert or at one of the many establishments the band visited either before or after the concert. The transvestite and the bed catching on fire story was very very funny. The tragedy of losing his son was very heartbreaking. Doesn’t sound like Zeppelin ever recovered form his loss.
    Thank you again Offbeat for allowing this very talented writer, write for your magazine. Look forward to reading many more articles by Randy Savoie.

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  • Jon Scott

    Love this!

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  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • RandyS

    Thank you Sue! The editor makes me look better than I am…it’s a pleasure and honor to write for such a great magazine…Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • Rsavoie63

    Tahnk you Jon….Phillip Rauls was a great interview and an excellent storyteller…made my job easy….Randy

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • James Barela

    To Phillip . What great stories ! I love to hear them when we sit around with a couple of cold ones. To know you is a great honor ! Always a pleasure when you come to see me perform . Jimi Lee . cavernousgroove.com

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Kurt

    Wow what a great article! I have been to most of the clubs mentioned and I stayed at the Royal for six weeks after Hurricane Katrina. My favorite city and favorite band in one place. How i wish i had been at the party at Cosimo Matassa’s. Phillip Rauls is one lucky and bastard. Madness indeed.

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Rsavoie63

    Thank You Kurt…It was a pleasure interviewing Phillip Rauls…great guy with great memories of those days…

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • Ellen

    Excellent article! Randy is a very talented writer. I thought this was great. Funny, sad…but great.

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • RandyS

    Thanks Ellen…they may have been the first rock band to throw a television off of
    a hotel room balcony- a milestone in Rock history…

  • Stacey Valenti

    This article was great I learned a lot about my favorite band in my home city. Thanks

  • Chris Coudrain

    My favorite rock band, Makes me sick that i never got to see them ….. Born a bit too late it seems. I did get to see both Plant and Page on their solo tours in the 80’s and the three Page / Plant shows at the UNO Arena in the 90’s …..

  • storyartist

    I know that Bourbon St music scene but left Jan ’73. During 1972, Frankie Ford had his own club on Toulousse, just behind the 544 Club facing Bourbon, same corner as the Ivanhoe. Shared a back courtyard with the Dungeon. I worked Royal Sonesta and could be found at Frankie’s first stop getting off work. Black Sabbath stayed at our hotel for Friday 08Sept concert, and a hotel employee approached me because their pilot was looking for a place just like Frankie’s but you entered thru double padded doors unmarked, so I told him to come back and he could go with me and I’d introduce him around. He loved it — as Black Sabbath loved Ivanhoe. They flew to Mobile to do Sat concert and back. It was my 22nd birthday, and the pilot’s present was to bring the band to Frankie’s for one beer to wish me a personal happy birthday on their way across street. Years later I’d tell that story as an icebreaker at seminar groups “tell us something we don’t know about you…” Then Ozzie and Sharon got MTV and my story lost its punch! But yeah — when I left in January Frankie just started at the Gateway.

  • James Gregory

    I was at that 1973 concert at the Municipal Auditorium. Contrary to the fragmented reviews posted here, it was outstanding. I also had tickets to the 1977 show at the Superdome….that never happened. The Ivanhoe and Deja Vu were the mainstays for traveling bands in the 70’s….on any night you might see Johnny Winter, ZZTop, or any number of top touring acts having fun with the locals. Spent a ton of time there….

  • Dyrewulf

    Saw them in ’75 and ’77 in Baton Rouge. Left the Pink Floyd show in Baton Rouge in ’77 to get in line at the Superdome for Zep tickets around 2:00 AM. We slept on the ramp at the dome with probably 1000+ Zep fans. Got our tickets later in the morning, went home and crashed. Not long after we heard of Plant’s son’s death and the tour cancellation. Sad times. Oh, the tickets were $12.50 with the .50c being for Ticketmaster.

  • EricWenger

    Fantastic read, Randy! Thank you!

  • The Gorn

    Great article. I was lucky enough to have seen them earlier in 1977 in Minneapolis.

  • Jim Hunter

    I was fortunate to be playing at the Ivanhoe in May 1973 when band members of Led Zeppelin would wander in after their shows. It occured several nights and John Paul got up and played keyboard several times. Bonham got up at least once. Page got up once I believe. We played 10pm to 5am and it was not unusual for touring groups to stop in to hang. We took many walks around the block with John Paul on breaks and went to breakfast several times including when he had a transvestite accompany him to eat. We inforrmed him in case he was not aware and he let us know quickly that he was aware. I can confirm that they did hang out at the Ivanhoe and jam some with the local band which was our 9 piece horn band. Plant even sent his roadie to ask my wife to come have a drink with him but she did not know who he was as she was not in to their music! We played there several times although we were not a local band but were on the road out of Missouri. We regularly hung out at Deja Vu and the Dungeon as well as many other local haunts. It was a great time