Led Zeppelin concert footage previously unseen from a 1970 concert has been posted to YouTube. It was shot at a concert at the Forum in Los Angeles during their sixth American tour.
The footage has been matched to audio from the On Blueberry Hill bootleg, which was recorded on the same night.
The footage was shot by Zeppelin fan Eddie Vincent, and it sat in a drawer for 50 years. It was shot on a windup 8-millimeter Kodak Brownie which could record in 30-second bursts. The footage features pieces of six songs -- "Since I’ve Been Loving You," "Thank You," "What Is and What Should Never Be," "Whole Lotta Love," "Some Other Guy" and "Lemon Song," along with organ solos.
Vincent told Classic Rock, "I had really great seats. I had seats in the front row, right behind John Bonham's kit. The only problem was that you couldn't really see John because the gong was there, but he came around and chatted to us while they were doing the acoustic set...”
He added, "To write ourselves into a little bit of Led Zeppelin history is an honor. The music needs to be out there. I know a lot of collectors and traders that don't give their stuff away, and that's a shame to me. Music's to be shared, and today you need it to get away from the crazy world. And if this film brings a lot of people happiness, hey, we did a good job."
Vincent later tried to film Zeppelin when they played Los Angeles in 1971, but manager Peter Grant noticed and stopped him.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]