Led Zeppelin's lost song Sunshine Woman released

Led Zeppelin, 1969
Led Zeppelin, 1969 (Image credit: Getty)

A lost Led Zeppelin song named Sunshine Woman has been made available to stream.

The previously unreleased track was lifted from a session recorded for Alexis Korner’s World Service show in March 1969. According to the label, Atlantic, the original BBC tapes were lost, but a private recording was unearthed in the late 1990s.

The cut is from their upcoming release, The Complete BBC Sessions. It’s due out on September 16 and can be pre-ordered via Amazon.

According to The Guardian, Jimmy Page told Mojo: “There’s no point pretending this wasn’t recorded off the radio.”

He added: “The song was basically made up on the spot. It was pretty brave, bearing in mind the circumstances.

“We played it as if we were in rehearsals, starting it around the riff and then working it out. It shows that we were evolving pretty quickly.”

The court testimonies from frontman Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones, over the recent Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven plagiarism trial were recently released.

Plant has been confirmed as one of the guests for Rolling Stone ex Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday show at Bluesfest in London later this year. Tickets are on sale via Live Nation and AXS.com.

Led Zeppelin Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions tracklist


  1. You Shook Me (Mar 23, 1969 Top Gear)
  2. I Can’t Quit You Baby (Mar 23, 1969 Top Gear)
  3. Communication Breakdown (Mar 22, 1969 Pop Sundae)
  4. Dazed And Confused (Mar 23, 1969 Top Gear)
  5. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair (Mar 22, 1969 Pop Sundae)
  6. What Is And What Should Never Be (Jun 29, 1969 Top Gear)
  7. Communication Breakdown (Jun 29, 1969 Top Gear)
  8. Travelling Riverside Blues (Jun 29, 1969 Top Gear)
  9. Whole Lotta Love (Jun 29, 1969 Top Gear)
  10. . Somethin’ Else (Jun 22, 1969 Pop Sundae)
  11. . Communication Breakdown (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)
  12. . I Can’t Quit You Baby (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)
  13. . You Shook Me (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)
  14. . How Many More Times (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)


  1. Immigrant Song (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  2. Heartbreaker (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  3. Since I’ve Been Loving You (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  4. Black Dog (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  5. Dazed And Confused (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  6. Stairway To Heaven (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  7. Going To California (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  8. That’s The Way (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  9. Whole Lotta Love (Medley) [Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre]
  10. Thank You (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)


  1. Communication Breakdown (Mar 23, 1969 Top Gear)
  2. What Is And What Should Never Be (Mar 22, 1969 Pop Sundae)
  3. Dazed And Confused (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)
  4. White Summer (Oct 08, 1969 Playhouse Theatre)
  5. What Is And What Should Never Be (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  6. Communication Breakdown (Apr 01, 1971 Paris Theatre)
  7. I Can’t Quit You Baby (Apr 14, 1969 Rhythm & Blues Session)
  8. You Shook Me (Apr 14, 1969 Rhythm & Blues Session)
  9. Sunshine Woman (Apr 14, 1969 Rhythm & Blues Session)

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October 29

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October 30

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