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Indie Memphis Concert Film Series adds The Who and Led Zeppelin to its August schedule

The Who in Texas, 1975. Courtesy of the Shelley Archives.

Indie Memphis, which opens its popular free Concert Film Series at the Levitt Shell on Saturday, July 21 with Stop Making Sense, announced today that its August screenings will include rare performances by The Who and Led Zeppelin, both from the Shelley Archives.

The Who Live in Texas 1975, screening on Saturday, August 11, captures the group at the height of their musical powers in the mid-1970s in Houston, Texas, and includes “Baba O’Reilly,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” as well as selections from Tommy and Quadraphenia. It is one of the last great Who concerts with the late Keith Moon.

Led Zeppelin in Concert: Rare Films 1968-1980, screening on Saturday, August 18, includes some of the most complete and rare performance footage of Led Zeppelin from television, concert tour, and in-studio films. The show includes “Whole Lotta Love,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Black Dog,” Misty Mountain Hop,” “Kashmir,” “Moby Dick,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, 1977. Courtesy of the Shelley Archives.

All the films in the summer series will begin at dusk, and are free to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This summer’s program is the series’ second season and is sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Red Wax Music, Modern Production Concepts, Rock 103 and the Memphis Flyer.

Saturday’s film, Stop Making Sense, hosted by Orion Federal Credit Union, is the acclaimed Talking Heads concert film by filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs), called the “greatest concert movie of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine.

The July 28 event, also hosted by Orion Federal Credit Union, is a special screening celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Monterey Pop festival with Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding’s full performances from the famed 1967 festival, as documented by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker in Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey.

On August 4 the series continues with Elvis On Tour, hosted by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in anticipation of Elvis Week, which is August 10-18. The Golden Globe Best Documentary winner chronicles Presley’s whirlwind 15-city, 15-night 1972 tour.