This is the most widely circulated recording and film of the band to date. The original soundtrack was officially released as Shepperton 74 in full form. The video footage was aired on various TV shows in different countries, and also portions were included on Easy Livin' - The History Of Uriah Heep. The date listed is the official date of the filming, the US TV broadcast date is speculated as September 30, 1974 at this point. That date was the first of two appearances made on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert broadcast in the United States. Other countries have broadcast the same video as well on several occasions but we don't have information on those dates or countries to list.
Many statements, good or bad have been made about this performance. The story of the streaker, the rumors of Byron being intoxicated during filming since he forgot the words to Stealin' (yet put on quite a show), plus Lee jumping over his drums before they did the encore of the complete Rock N' Roll Medley. No matter what is written or rumored, this was classic Heep during the heyday of their long career. Better copies surface on this or that, it's mentioned here or there, but regardless it isn't forgotten!
March 15, 1974
Aired: September 30, 1974
Location: Shepperton, UK
Length: 30 minutes 39 Seconds
The original Stealin' video from Youtube on that date. This is outstanding quality when you consider other known footage of the era.
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