LED ZEPPELIN: The Top 6 Bootlegs

Consequence of Sound

To paraphrase James Thurber, the 1970s were the days of bootleg love. In an era before millions of iPhone videos from concerts could be streamed online, bootleg labels like Trade Mark of Quality (TMQ) had profitable businesses selling illegal recordings of entire rock concerts. The most popular band to be bootlegged was Led Zeppelin.

To this day, Led Zeppelin remains the bootleg king with an estimated 380+ different titles circulating. Many of these bootlegs are now available online, through YouTube or a number of other equally legally questionable outlets. The problem with most bootlegs is that they typically have absolutely horrible audio quality and sound worse than if they’d been recorded with a microphone being flushed down the toilet. Led Zeppelin’s manager, Peter Grant, had a personal vendetta against bootleggers and was filmed in Song Remains the Sameyelling at a man selling bootleg merchandise at the show. If…

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