Rare Unseen Footage of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 Montreal Forum Show Surfaces Online

Rare Unseen Footage of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 Montreal Forum Show Surfaces Online | Society Of Rock Videos

via Speedy / YouTube

Unseen footages from a 1975 Led Zeppelin concert in Canada have been uncovered and are now available for viewing. The 51-minute film was captured on February 6th at the Montreal Forum during the band’s North American Tour, just a few weeks ahead of the release of Physical Graffiti. The late photographer Jim Kelly, also known as Speedy, filmed numerous concerts on 8mm film. Following his passing, friend Rob Gronfors established the YouTube channel Speedy’s Films to honor his work and share his footage.

Discovery and Restoration of Unseen Footage

Kelly had previously provided 20 minutes of unseen footage from a 1977 Led Zeppelin show at the Pontiac Dome, which was made public earlier this year. The Montreal footage underwent a digital transfer by the Genesis Museum, and subsequent enhancements were carried out by individuals recognized within the Led Zeppelin enthusiast community: Production was managed by ikhnaton, film restoration was overseen by Etienne, and audio syncing was completed by YouTuber LedZepFilm.

LedZepFilm posted on YouTube, “As I did with Pontiac, here is the raw, unadulterated version of Speedy’s excellent lengthy film from Led Zeppelin’s final show in Montreal, 1975. Special thanks to all involved to let me pay for the transfer and sync for Speedy’s Zep films, and to the late Jim Kelly for capturing these treasures all those years ago.”

In the YouTube comments below the Montreal footage, LedZepFilm expressed hope that additional clips from the concert may eventually be made available. “I hope this inspires a certain someone to release the other lengthy 8mm film from this show,” he stated, alluding to 36 minutes of footage that was previously put up for sale in 2022.

Watch the video below:

The setlist for Led Zeppelin’s Montreal Forum performance on February 6, 1975 was as follows:

  1. Rock And Roll
  2. Sick Again
  3. Over The Hills And Far Away
  4. In My Time of Dying
  5. The Song Remains The Same
  6. The Rain Song
  7. Kashmir
  8. No Quarter
  9. Trampled Under Foot
  10. Moby Dick
  11. Dazed And Confused
  12. Stairway To Heaven

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