Led Zeppelin 1970 Bootleg Film Restored and Released
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Bootleg trader believes that it is better to share fan recordings rather than hide them in personal collections. With that being said, they recently released lost footage of Led Zeppelin performing in Los Angeles in 1970.
The performance took place at the Inglewood Forum. It was already immortalized in an audio recording known to fans as On Blueberry Hill. Recently, a fan was contacted for he has smuggled a video during the show. It was then collected by the camera operator and was matched with the audio that the team have. It came out successful and they were able to restore it.
The camera operator, Vincent, said that he had a great seat and they were right behind the band. However, he wasn’t able to get a good video because the gong was there and you couldn’t see them clearly. He also shared that he almost forgot about the footage, it remained hidden away for 50 years until he found it out. He argued:
“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.”
In the text accompanying the video, Led Zeppelin was being thanked by the fan “for the music.” The caption goes:
“Old concert film is important and must be preserved! If you shot film in the past, traded and collected reels, or just bought them from the classifieds of rock magazines in the ’70s and ’80s, it’s important we save these.”
The one who did it also provided an email address for those who would like to be assisted with the restoration or sharing process. Watch the official video below.