Led Zeppelin - "Rock And Roll" - Live at Knebworth 1979 (HQ Official Live Video)




The grounds of Knebworth House near the village of Knebworth had been a major venue for open air rock and pop concerts since 1974. In 1979, veteran promoter Freddy Bannister booked Led Zeppelin to play that year's concerts, which took place on 4 August and 11 August.


Led Zeppelin had not performed live for two years since the death of Robert Plant's son during the band's 1977 North American tour, and they had not performed in the United Kingdom for four years.


The two concerts were professionally recorded on the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio (engineered by George Chkiantz) and also filmed, with live images beamed directly onto a giant screen behind the stage. The filming was done by the TV International company under the direction of Chris Bodger. There was a plan for the footage to be used on a television special (this is one of the reasons the band members wore the same clothes on both nights) but this idea was never realised. Only short clips of some of the songs were used by Atlantic Records for promotional purposes.


For many years, bootleg copies of this audio and video material circulated amongst fans. The first audience recorded bootlegs became available in early 1980.[3] However, aside from the promotional snippets, Led Zeppelin never officially released any of the recordings until 2003, when parts of the footage were digitally remastered and included on the Led Zeppelin DVD.




Lyrics


It's been a long time since I rock and rolled

It's been a long time since I did the Stroll

Oh let me get it back let me get it back

Let me get it back baby where I come from


It's been a long time been a long time

Been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time

Yes it has

It's been a long time since the book of love

I can't count the tears of a life with no love

Carry me back carry me back

Carry me back, baby, where I come from


It's been a long time, been a long time

Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight

Making vows that just can't work right

Open your arms, opens your arms

Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in

It's been a long time, been a long time


Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

It's been a long time, been a long time

Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time



Songwriters: Jimmy Page / Robert Plant / John Paul Jones / John Bonham

Rock and Roll lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc





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