Superb Documentary Film Tracing The Origins Of Led Zeppelin
As fascinating and complex a backstory as any in rock music, the journey taken by the members of Led Zeppelin in order to achieve the phenomenal success they enjoyed in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, is the stuff of legend. And while numerous attempts to document the background to the band's formation, and their early years as a four-piece super-group, have been made, most leave the reader or viewer wanting.
This documentary film, however, fills the void permanently, covering thoroughly, as it does, the years that the future members of Led Zep were struggling in the session studios and amateur band scenes of the 1960s, moving through the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band Of Joy and culminating in Led Zeppelin's first two albums as a band verging on huge global domination.
Featuring; rare musical performances, obscure footage, archive interviews and seldom seen photographs; review, comment, criticism and insight from, Alan Clayson, author of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin How Why and Where It All Began; former Melody Maker journalist, Chris Welch; ex-1960s NME Editor, Keith Altham; Yardbirds guitarist, Chris Dreja; plus musicians and performers [all of whom worked with Led Zeppelin's future members in the 1960s], such as; Chris Farlowe, Dave Berry and Clem Cattini, journalists Barney Hoskins and Phil Sutcliffe, and many others.
All making for one of the finest films about this seminal rock band yet to emerge, this program is hugely enlightening, passionately informative and downright entertaining.
Run Time: 70 mins
Release Date: 09/13/19