Proof that rock history can usually be found in somebody’s closet — seven minutes of amazingly clear fan-shot footage from Led Zeppelin‘s legendary September 4th, 1970 concert at The Forum in L.A. has been discovered.
The footage, which is now up on YouTube, has been expertly synched with the classic bootleg of the show, titled On Blueberry Hill, and was shot by fan Eddie Vincent,who smuggled his family’s windup 8mm Kodak Brownie into the gig, which allowed him to record in 30-second bursts.
Vincent told Classic Rock: “I had really great seats. They were right behind the band. 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.”
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss North American tour dates (subject to change):
September 7 – Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
September 9 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
September 10 – Mashantucket, CT – Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
September 12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
- Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening tour dates (subject to change):
October 8 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
October 10, 11 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
October 13 – Bakersfield, CA – The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
October 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
November 26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 27 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
November 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
November 30 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
December 2 – Quapaw, OK – The Pavilion at Downstream Casino Resort
December 4 – Dallas, TX – The Factory In Deep Ellum
December 5 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
December 7 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
December 8 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando
December 9 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center
December 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
DID YOU KNOW???
- In September 2021, Jimmy Page attended the Venice Film Festival preview of the official documentary Becoming Led Zeppelin.
- The film, which received mixed reviews, still does not have either a theatrical nor home release date.
CHECK IT OUT: Footage of Led Zeppelin on September 4th, 1970 at The Forum in Los Angeles: