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BATH FESTIVAL 1970 16mm Footage


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Looks like Peter Whitehead's footage finally found a home. His estate had been hoping to strike a deal with Led Zeppelin that would lead to the footage emerging for the festival's 50th anniversary in 2020 but that sadly never happened.

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What's really revealing here is how low-key everything is backstage - just another bunch of early-70s hippie Brits hanging out before their gig.  No security, no entourage, no press (except for the person shooting the film).  Compare this to the 2007 O2 show, when LZ had long become permanent legends and the event was treated like the Second Coming of Christ.  Looks like Rock Gods were once ordinary mortals.  Thanks for sharing this.

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OMG. You have got to be kidding me! After fifty years of rumors, we see it at last. Unbelievable. They're using the clap-board, so there has to be audio somewhere. Either way, what a treat. Fantastic quality. That shot at 4:18 in the second clip, wow, LZF has to synch it up!

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I've been able to confirm those videos are the Peter Whitehead footage that was previously thought to be too dark to use.

I'm told by someone familiar with the footage that there is around 5 minutes of footage filmed after the sun set that hasn't been published to YouTube.

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This is awesome and so clear and well filmed footage. Just want to hear great audio with it and I'll be in LZ Nirvana! Perhaps, we'll get a surprise when the doc comes out....like a audio concert. We can dream!

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