Watch: YouTuber Unearths Rare Live Footage Of Iconic 1970 Led Zeppelin Performance

Watch: YouTuber Unearths Live Led Zeppelin Footage Involving Rare Performance From 1970
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Author: Michael Pementel

Uploaded as of yesterday, YouTuber ikhnaton has uploaded rare footage of a very iconic Led Zeppelin show that took place in 1970.

This unearthed footage features a live show that the band performed at Madison Square Garden on September 19th, 197o. The band played two shows that day, with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant paying tribute to the extremely talented Jimi Hendrix, who had just passed away a couple days prior to this show taking place.

Via a blog post written on, it is said that the band’s evening performance “is widely considered one of their best ever.”

You can check out this newly unearthed footage, which is a little under three minutes in length, below.

Rare Led Zeppelin live footage

What do you think of this incredible performance?

In a past feature of ours, we wrote about the ten most metal Led Zeppelin songs of all time. At number eight on our list, we have the band’s iconic song “Stairway to Heaven.” This is what we had to say about the song:

“Okay, Slayer fans, let’s not pretend like metal’s journey isn’t packed with hobbits. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ may be a sprawling mainstream success story, but it’s also a sonic epic, a song style that metal has always prided itself on championing. Strip away ironic music critique, and the most requested song in rock radio history is a giant, earth-bound magic ritual that smoothes out the wrinkles in the listener’s soul. Go big or go home, and if you’re going big, go this big.”

Curious to know what other songs made the list? Curious to know what we consider to be the most metal song the band has ever created? Then click on the link below to read and find out more!

As a metalhead, what does the band mean to you?

The 10 Most Metal Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time