Ohio University hosted huge bands in '69

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — For only $5, an Ohio University student in 1969 could have seen two of the most iconic bands in rock 'n' roll history.

The Athens Messenger recounts (http://bit.ly/RUcgju ) the hosting that seems so unlikely now of both Led Zeppelin and The Who on the southeastern Ohio campus.

With their rock opera album "Tommy" a major innovative hit, The Who came to town that November to the delight of an excited crowd.

The more storied concert is the May visit by Led Zeppelin, still emerging as a rock force. Surprisingly, the Robert Plant-fronted band was the opening act for Jose Feliciano.

Feliciano had achieved success with his acoustic version of The Doors' "Light My Fire," but promoters wanted a rock band to attract students.

Led Zeppelin did just fine for that.

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