Rare LED ZEPPELIN, THE WHO Recordings To See Light Of Day?

According to the U.K.'s Times Online, up to 100,000 songs recorded and filmed between 1966 and 1991 by Bill Graham, the American concert promoter — including rare recordings by LED ZEPPELIN and THE WHO — may soon see the light of day.

The collection languished in an underground basement in San Francisco for more than 10 years after Graham's death before it was bought by Bill Sagan, a health company executive turned rock entrepreneur, who has now launched negotiations aimed at securing the stars' permission to release their music. This weekend he was flying to London for talks with lawyers representing British rockers such as LED ZEPPELIN and THE WHO.

The archive contains unseen footage of a legendary performance by THE WHO in 1973, when drummer Keith Moon collapsed and a student was picked from the audience to finish the show, and the final concert in 1978 by the SEX PISTOLS.

There are unknown performances by LED ZEPPELIN such as a version of "Howlin' Wolf's Killing Floor", which they later rewrote as the "Lemon Song", and a tousle-headed ELTON JOHN singing his 1970 ballad "Your Song".

Read more at www.timesonline.co.uk.


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