Origin of the Species
They became the biggest rock group in the world. But what about the years leading up to Led Zep's ascension to the rock throne? This 70-minute film covers the years of struggling for Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham before Led Zeppelin: The session studios, the amateur band scene of the 1960s, the modest successes of outfits like the Yardbirds and Band of Joy, and the eventual formation of Led Zeppelin and success of the first two albums. It features rare musical performances, and obscure footage of rare interviews and rarely seen photographs. The program is injected with review, comment, criticism and insight from former Melody Maker journalist Chris Welch; ex-1960s NME editor Keith Altham; Yardbirds guitarist Chris Dreja and many more.