Watch 8mm Concert Footage of Led Zeppelin from 1972 That Was Recently Discovered in a Shed in New Zealand


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This week, footage surfaced online that was originally filmed on Feb. 25, 1972, the night Led Zeppelin took the stage at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

What took so long for this five-minute clip to make its public debut with the LedZepFilm YouTube channel? Well, you see, the man who filmed it had lost the footage in his shed — but  Lloyd Godman stumbled upon it while spending some time cataloging his years of material.

As you can imagine, the video clip is a sight to behold. While a bit grainy (it was shot using an 8mm camera and was sitting, lost, in a shed for nearly fifty years, remember), there are pretty clear shots of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and the band in fine form.

As Godman recalled the New Zealand Herald in a piece that ran this week:

“I knew I had this roll of film in the shed so I sent it off to get digitised. I knew there was band stuff on it but I didn’t know what it was,” he said.

“It came back and there was the Zeppelin film.”

“[My reaction was] really one of joy because, of the still photographs I took, I only ended up with six shots, which were really the rejects because the promoter had picked through the best of them and they just disappeared. So finding this was like finding gold really.”

If you listen closely, you might be able to make out bits and pieces of the songs “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”, “Dazed and Confused”, “Rock and Roll” and “Whole Lotta Love.”

Godman definitely appreciates the gravity of this discovery, which is a treat for Led Zeppelin fans. As he told the Herald:

“[My reaction was] really one of joy because, of the still photographs I took, I only ended up with six shots, which were really the rejects because the promoter had picked through the best of them and they just disappeared. So finding this was like finding gold really.”


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