You never know what can turn up at an amature sale.
This story comes from Listening Room columnist Roberto Parente, who stumbled onto this report from NME.com about a British music fan who found a full recording of a 1971 Led Zeppelin concert at a car boot sale — the name for gatherings where folks sell items from the trunk of a car.
In this case, music fan Vic Kemp paid “two or three pounds” for a never-released 1971 Zep concert at St. Matthew’s Baths Hall in Ipswich, according to the article in NEM.com.
That’s some find.
(photo courtesy of ledzeppelin.com)
NME.com says no official recordings were ever made of the Ipswich show, although there are a few bootlegs out there. And there are only a few of those still floating around.
The show reportedly includes Led Zeppeiln classics that range from “Immigrant Song,” to “Whole Lotta Love,” to “Stairway to Heaven.” Remember that “Immigrant Song” was off Zep’s debut, and “Whole Lotta Love” went gold in 1970. So it’s in their heyday.
Either way, it’s a fun story, particularly for music collectors.
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