A number of outlets reported that seven minutes of footage from Led Zeppelin’s celebrated show at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles on September 4, 1970 – filmed during the band’s sixth American tour – was found after lying unattended in a drawer for 50 years. Now, that footage is available online.
The footage matches audio from the band’s famous Live on Blueberry Hill bootleg, which was recorded the same night. It covers previously unseen footage of Zeppelin performing “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Thank You,” “What Is And What Should Never Be,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Some Other Guy,” and “Lemon Song,” as well as organ and theremin solos.
The original footage was shot by Led Zeppelin fan Eddie Vincent, who smuggled his parent’s 8mm camera into the venue. Vincent didn’t do anything with the film, and so it gathered dust for the best part of half a century.
The footage was dispatched to another collector, a French Led Zeppelin expert and audio synchronizer Etienne Marchand, who could identify the exact moments in the 106-minute set that Vincent had filmed and match them to the relevant parts of the Blueberry Hill audio.