Watch Lost Fan Footage of Led Zeppelin in 1972

Previously unseen 8 mm film footage of Led Zeppelin playing in New Zealand has been revealed after it sat forgotten for nearly 50 years.

Five minutes of the show, which have been synced to music by another archivist, can be seen below.

Photographer Lloyd Godman was 20 years old when he shot some of the band’s performance at the Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, on Feb. 25, 1972. He put the film away in his shed and forgot about it until he was recently cataloging his collection. “I knew I had this roll of film in the shed, so I sent it off to get digitized,” he told the RNZ. “I knew there was band stuff on it, but I didn’t know what it was. … It came back, and there was the Zeppelin film.”

Godman added that even though the footage is grainy, he reacted with “joy” when he saw it because it includes so many closeups of the musicians’ faces. “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,” he explained. “So finding this was like finding gold really.”

The American archivist made contact after some of Godman’s still images were posted online; he said he had audio of the same show, which is how the YouTube clip came together. Godman noted while he was aware he could have sold his footage to a collector, he preferred to share it with other fans. “It’s really timeless music, some of that stuff,” he said.

“It’s so powerful, and I think the combination of musicians that came together to form the group – it was just like a giant cyclone. … It just came together, and it just formed into this amazing vortex that not only carried them along but carried everybody else along as well.”

RNZ noted that the Auckland show was attended by around 20,000 people, who’d paid between $2.27 and $3 for tickets. It was the fourth of six concerts Led Zeppelin played during their only tour of Australia and New Zealand. It followed the release of their fourth album the previous year.

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15 Rock Releases That Sold For Over $3,500 in 2020

Is there a limit to how much money you would spend on a cherished recording from your favorite band? Discogs, a music database and marketplace for collectors and sellers alike, recently published its list of the 50 most expensive releases sold on their site in 2020, and a number of rock artists such as Nirvana and the pre-Linkin Park band Xero, all made the cut, selling for $3,500 or more.

The list is littered with box sets, rare pressing, 7″ singles, demo cassettes and more, proving that a variety of formats all have their own unique worth. And then there’s that 48 LP set from Led Zeppelin that somehow doesn’t come with its own set of wheels, so enjoy lugging that around, whoever laid out over $6,000 for it.

One Nirvana 7″ single, “Love Buzz” / “Big Cheese” even made an appearance three times on the 2020 chart, having sold for $3,573.88, $3,799.99 and $3,998.99.

The only cassette tape to crack the Top 50 is by Xero, the pre-Linkin Park band that featured singer Mark Wakefield. The rare 1997 recording went for a flat $4,500.

Also of note, Discogs’ appears to have erroneously listed the same release, a 1982 EP, twice, first at No. 50 and again at No. 12. The No. 50 ranking displays the price seen again later on, and does not match the the ranking in which each price listed is greater than the one that preceded it.

See the 15 most expensive rock releases sold on Discogs last year directly below. Also, we’ve listed the top-selling release, which went for an eye-popping $41,095.89.

Discogs’ 50 Most Expensive Recordings Sold in 2020 — Rock Releases

49. $3,500 — David Bowie, Five Years (1969 – 1973) Box Set (2015)

47. $3,573.88 — Nirvana, “Love Buzz” / “Big Cheese” 7″ Single (1988)

38. $3,750 — Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II 4LP set (2008)

37. $3,799 — The Queers, “Love Me” 7″ single (1982)

36. $3,799.99 — Nirvana, “Love Buzz” / “Big Cheese” 7″ Single (1988)

34. $3,846.15 — Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols pre main press + single-sided 7″ single (1977)

31. $3,998.99 — Nirvana, “Love Buzz” / “Big Cheese” 7″ Single (1988)

28. $4,000 — The Queers, “Love Me” 7″ single (1982)

23. $4,494.38 — Sex Pistols, “Did You Know Wrong” acetate 10″ single (1977)

22. $4,500 — Xero (pre-Linkin Park), Xero demo cassette (1997)

19. $4,729.73 — Joy Division, “An Ideal for Living” 7″ single (1978)

14. $5,484.15 — David Bowie, The Next Day limited-edition numbered blue double vinyl (2019)

12. $5499.99 — Negative Approach, Negative Approach 7″ EP (1982)

7. $6,341.46 — Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin 48 LP box set (2006)

4. $6,500 — Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn LP (1967)

For Fun – The Most Expensive Recording Sold on Discogs in 2020

1. $41,095.89 Scaramanga Silk, “Choose Your Weapon” 12″ single + promo CDr (2008)

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Watch Guitar Virtuoso Cover of ‘Kashmir’ That’s Wowing Rock Stars

A new interpretation of Led Zeppelin classic “Kashmir” played by Marcin Patrzalek is reducing several rock stars to expressions of complete astonishment.

The 20-year-old Polish percussive guitarist, who simply goes by Marcin, won a TV talent show in his native country in 2015. He’s since become known for a custom technique where he uses his acoustic instrument as a drumkit while also playing the strings at a virtuoso level.

A new Instagram post finds Marcin covering of “Kashmir” in a multi-story parking garage, with the acoustics assisting in his dramatic delivery. It can be seen below.

Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley simply tweeted “Wow!,” while Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello added: “Some people are just really talented.” Living Colour’s Vernon Reid said “Jimmy Page ain’t seen that coming!”

Marcin says he started developing his own way to play at the age of 10. “I had no teacher, so I started to experiment and create my own ideas and techniques,” he told Stage and Screen in 2019. “I would look at the internet and combine really different contrasting ideas myself.”

He added: “It’s so new, and fresh that it differs a lot – everybody plays it differently, as everybody has their own experiments. … When I travel, I hear many different opinions, and the one I am most happy about is when people say they’ve never seen something like this before.”

Marcin has previously covered Queen’s “Innuendo” and Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” both of which can be seen below.

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