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1072302.jpgThis comprehensive two-part documentary anthology of one of the most influential bands in rock history reviews the music and career of Led Zeppelin through rare concert and backstage footage, along with in-depth interviews with each band member. Other notable features include candid commentary with those close to the group, in addition to recently released archival footage of the band recorded during their 1977 American tour.
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This is completely irrelevant to this thread, but I've always wondered.

The rumor about that picture of them in the promo for Knebworth/ITTOD and the strippers to keep them entertained. That's not true, is it?

That is what I have read too and Dave Lewis has confirmed it.

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Bron-Yr-Aur (Welsh for "golden hill", "breast of the gold" or "hill of the gold"; Welsh pronunciation: [brɔn.ər.aɪr]), sometimes misspelled as Bron-Y-Aur, is a privately owned 18th-century cottage near Machynlleth in South Snowdonia, Wales, best known for its association with the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

The cottage was used by the family of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant during the 1950s as a holiday home.[1][2] In 1970, Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page spent time there after a long and gruelling concert tour of North America. Though the cottage had no running water or electricity, they used it as a retreat to write and record some of their third album, Led Zeppelin III. People at the cottage during this time were Plant's wife Maureen and 18-month-old daughter Carmen, Page's girlfriend Charlotte Martin, and Led Zeppelin roadies Clive Coulson and Sandy MacGregor.

Page has explained that:

Robert (Plant) and I went to Bron-Yr-Aur in 1970. We'd been working solidly right up to that point. Even recordings were done on the road. We had this time off and Robert suggested the cottage. I certainly hadn't been to that area of Wales. So we took our guitars down there and played a few bits and pieces. This wonderful countryside, panoramic views and having the guitars ... it was just an automatic thing to be playing. And we started writing.

According to the guitarist, the time spent at Bron-Yr-Aur in 1970

...was the first time I really came to know Robert [Plant]. Actually living together at Bron-Yr-Aur, as opposed to occupying nearby hotel rooms. The songs took us into areas that changed the band, and it established a standard of travelling for inspiration... which is the best thing a musician can do.

Led Zeppelin songs which can be traced to Plant and Page's time at Bron-Yr-Aur in 1970 include "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "The Crunge" (both from Houses of the Holy), "The Rover", "Bron-Yr-Aur" and "Down by the Seaside" (from Physical Graffiti), "Poor Tom" (from Coda) and three they actually used on Led Zeppelin III: "Friends", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" and "That's the Way". There were also two songs recorded, called "Another Way To Wales" and "I Wanna Be Her Man", which never found their way onto an official Led Zeppelin album.[1] A primitive recording of the latter of these can however be heard on bootleg label Antrabata's studio outtakes sessions.[5]

When on-stage for Page and Plant's Unledded reunion in 1994, Plant announced to the audience that Page's daughter, Scarlet Page, was conceived "about half an hour" after "That's the Way" was written at Bron-Yr-Aur.[1]

Led Zeppelin used the name of the house in the title of their songs: "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" (the name of the house being accidentally misspelled on the album cover), and "Bron-Yr-Aur". "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" is a country music inflected hoedown on Led Zeppelin III, in which Robert Plant waxes lyrical about walking in the woods with Strider, his blue eyed merle dog. Contrastingly, "Bron-Yr-Aur" is a gentle, acoustic instrumental by Page on the six-string guitar, which appeared on the later album Physical Graffiti and in the film The Song Remains the Same.

"Bron-Y-Aur" is also the name of the secret instrumental track at the end of Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness, the third album from Coheed and Cambria. The track has a similar sound to the Led Zeppelin song of the same title. Wikipedia

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