Watch Led Zeppelin Performing At Bath Blues Festival Back In 1970
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Led Zeppelin’s performance at the Bath Festival in 1970, has just been discovered in a large collection of professionally shot, 16 mm close-up video. The footage can be seen below.
Led Zeppelin was filmed alongside Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Steppenwolf, Johnny Winter, Fairport Convention, the Moody Blues, Santana, Dr. John, and many more on June 28, 1970 at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet. Professor Steve Chibnall of Leicester’s De Montfort University claimed in 2017 that up to 30 minutes of official footage of the Led Zeppelin show was in storage; this is the film that has now surfaced online; it was shot by director Peter Whitehead, who also filmed the Rolling Stones tour documentary Charlie Is My Darling.
On the official Led Zeppelin website, Jimmy Page said, “There was an attempt to film this, but, as we preferred to play at dusk, the filming was unsuccessful as the film crew had brought daylight film — as opposed to the high-speed film needed to capture night filming.”
The uploaded video courtesy of Kinolibrary features the film on silent, but you can still enjoy Led Zeppelin’s performance minus the noise with the video here.
Check it out.