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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin in 1968. From left to right: John Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones

Background information Origin London, England Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock, folk rock 1968–1980
(Reunions: 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007)


Years active


Atlantic, Swan Song Page and Plant, The Honeydrippers, The Yardbirds ledzeppelin.com Former members

Associated acts


[12] Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time". They have had all of their original studio albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard album chart in the US.[1] who recruited Robert Plant (vocals. Contents [hide] • • • • 1 History o 1.Jimmy Page John Paul Jones Robert Plant John Bonham Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (guitar). as they preferred to develop the concept of "album-oriented rock".[10] Led Zeppelin are ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock[11] and Classic Rock's 50 Best Live Acts of All Time.[6] 30 years after disbanding following Bonham's death in 1980.[7][8] including 111. and John Bonham (drums). The band have sold over 200 million albums worldwide.2 Early days (1968–1970) o 1. commercial success. John Paul Jones (bass guitar.1 Awards.1 Formation o 1.5 million certified units in the United States.3 Cultural insignificance 3 Songs in other media 4 Allegations of plagiarism . With their heavy.6 2007 reunion o 1.3 "The biggest band in the world" (1971–1977) o 1. honours and accolades o 2. keyboards. with six reaching the number one spot.[14] In 2007. mandolin). "the biggest band of the '70s" and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". the band continues to be held in high regard for their artistic achievements. the band's individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre. guitar-driven blues-rock sound. Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal[2] and hard rock music.[3][4] However. Jason) for the Ahmet Ertegün Tribute Concert at The O2 Arena in London.2 Influence on other musicians o 2.7 Reunion tour reports (2008-2010) 2 Legacy and influence o 2. harmonica).4 Bonham's death and breakup (1978–1980) o 1. the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited (along with deceased drummer John Bonham's son. and broad influence. [9] making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.5 Post-Led Zeppelin (1981–2007) o 1.[2][13] Similarly. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes the band being "as influential in that decade (70s) as the Beatles were in the prior one".[5] Led Zeppelin did not release songs from their albums as singles in the UK.

a West Bromwich singer. J. contacted Page about the vacant position..[6][19] When Dreja dropped out of the project to become a photographer (he would later take the photograph that appeared on the back of Led Zeppelin's debut album). tired from constant touring and recording. The Yardbirds.[15][16] The group never formed. Vocalists Steve Winwood and Steve Marriott were also considered for the project.[15] Proby recalled. Beck and Moon did record a song together in 1966. Three Week Hero. Page agreed to bring in Jones as the final piece. "As soon as I heard John Bonham play. Truth.[6] Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds in 1966 to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. John Bonham from nearby Redditch. Following the departure of Beck from the group in October 1966. Denmark on 7 September 1968. Page's first choice for lead singer. who told Page that he would be interested in collaborating with him on future projects. Proby album. "Beck's Bolero".. Page switched from bass to lead guitar. . Shortly after. declined the offer. so I just asked the band to play while I just came up with the words.. Terry Reid. were beginning to wind down. We locked together as a team immediately. they were still committed to performing several concerts in Scandinavia. at the suggestion of his wife. Page and Dreja began putting a new line-up together.[21][22] Page suggested that they try playing "Train Kept A-Rollin'". The recording session also included bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones. who had decided to leave the group. they were the New Yardbirds and they were going to be my band. so drummer Jim McCarty and vocalist Keith Relf authorised Page and bassist Chris Dreja to use the Yardbirds name to fulfill the band's obligations. However."[24] The band completed the Scandinavian tour as The New Yardbirds. a rockabilly song popularised by Johnny Burnette that had been given new life by the Yardbirds. "I knew this was going to be great.[6][18] Plant eventually accepted the position. They weren't Led Zeppelin at the time. The group came together for the first time in a room below a record store on Gerrard Street in London.. although Page."[23] Shortly afterwards. playing together for the first time in front of a live audience at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in Gladsaxe. John Paul Jones.• • • • • • 5 Discography 6 Concert tours 7 See also 8 References 9 Published sources 10 External links [edit] History [edit] Formation The beginning of Led Zeppelin can be traced back to the English blues-influenced rock band The Yardbirds. Page wanted to form a supergroup with himself and Beck on guitars." recalled Jones. recommending a drummer. and The Who's rhythm section— drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.[17] The Yardbirds played their final gig in July 1968. creating a dual-lead guitar line up with Jeff Beck.[25][26] . the group played together on the final day of sessions for the P.[20] Being familiar with Jones' credentials. The album's song "Jim's Blues" was the first studio track to feature all four members of the future Led Zeppelin. which is featured on Beck's 1968 album. "Come the last day we found we had some studio time. but suggested Robert Plant.

San Francisco and other cities.[17] By 1975. the band made their live debut under the name "Led Zeppelin" at the Mayfair Ballroom. the album had grossed $7.[32] This was followed by a US concert debut on 26 December 1968 (when promoter Barry Fey added them to a bill in Denver. during their first North American tour. since about a third of their music was acoustic. They also would decide how to promote each release and which (if any) tracks to release as singles. folk and eastern influences with distorted amplification made it one of the pivotal records in the creation of heavy metal music.000. Jimmy Page. suggested that a possible supergroup containing themselves.[31] [edit] Early days (1968–1970) With their first album not yet released.However. and Jeff Beck would go down like a lead zeppelin.000. to handle all publishing rights. respectively. soul and jazz artists.[36] Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page performing live in Montreux. Plant has commented that it is unfair for people to typecast the band as heavy metal. and signed Led Zeppelin without having ever seen them. Superhype. to prevent "thick Americans"[17] from pronouncing it "leed".000 from Atlantic Records in November 1968.[24] Atlantic was a label known for a catalogue of blues.[29] Grant also secured for the new band an advance deal of $200. which has become almost legendary. and had final say over the contents and design of each album. The album's blend of blues.[35] On their first album Plant receives no credit for his contributions to the songwriting. Newcastle Upon Tyne on 4 October 1968. has it that Keith Moon and John Entwistle.[23] and formed their own company. but in the late 1960s it began to take an interest in progressive British rock acts.[22][30] Under the terms of the contract secured by Grant.[6] However. 1970 In an interview for the Led Zeppelin Profiled radio promo CD (1990) Page said that the album took about 36 hours of studio time to create (including mixing).[38] Led Zeppelin met an interesting protest when Countess Eva von Zeppelin (granddaughter of Count Ferdinand von .[27] One account of the band's naming.[28] The group deliberately dropped the 'a' in Lead at the suggestion of their manager.[22][37] Peter Grant claimed the album cost £1. a result of his previous association with CBS Records. drummer and bassist for The Who. and upon returning from Scandinavia they decided to change their name. largely on the recommendation of singer Dusty Springfield. a term Entwistle used to describe a bad gig. Colorado[33]) before moving on to the west coast for dates in Los Angeles. it was clear to the band that performing under the old Yardbirds tag was akin to working under false pretences. Peter Grant. and stated that he knows this because of the amount charged on the studio bill.[34] Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album was released on 12 January 1969.750 to produce (including artwork). then the biggest deal of its kind for a new band. the band alone would decide when they would release albums and tour.

The album's opening track. with many critics and fans surprised at the turn taken away from the primarily electric compositions of the first two albums. Washington. "Hey Hey What Can I Do"." In their first year. The result was a more acoustic sound (including one entirely acoustic song.[17][43] For the composition of their third album.[44][45] It has a unique album cover featuring a wheel which. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant retired to Bron-Yr-Aur. Peter Grant. [31] The album's rich acoustic sound initially received mixed reactions. enforcing their preference that their fans hear and see them in live concerts. then in larger auditoriums and eventually stadiums as their popularity grew.[39] She is reported to have said: "They may be world famous. they were billed as "The Nobs" as the result of a threat of legal action from von Zeppelin. "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp". . or red snapper incident. however. improvised live versions of their song repertoire. with expanded.[24] Recorded almost entirely on the road at various North American recording studios. which is said to have taken place at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle. on 28 July 1969.[46] It included their only non-album b-side. maintained an aggressive pro-album stance—some singles were released without their consent.[41][42] Following the album's release. was released in November 1970 by Atlantic Records as a single against the band's wishes. "Immigrant Song". but a couple of shrieking monkeys are not going to use a privileged family name without permission. [22][47][48] [edit] "The biggest band in the world" (1971–1977) The four symbols on the label and inside sleeve of Led Zeppelin IV. Many of these shows have been preserved as Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings.[43] One alleged example of such extravagance was the shark episode. and also released their second album. John Bonham. Led Zeppelin managed to complete four US and four UK concert tours. Led Zeppelin III. John Paul Jones. initially in clubs and ballrooms.[6] Led Zeppelin concerts could last more than four hours. representing (from left to right) Jimmy Page. which was strongly influenced by folk and Celtic music. and revealed the band's versatility. the creator of the Zeppelin airships) objected to the band's use of her family name and attempted to stop a March 1969 television appearance in Copenhagen.[40] Here the band further developed ideas established on their debut album. Even though the band saw their albums as indivisible. It was also during this period of intensive concert touring that the band developed a reputation for off-stage excess. whole listening experiences—and their manager. its reputation has improved and Led Zeppelin III is now generally praised.Zeppelin. when rotated. creating a work which became even more widely acclaimed and arguably more influential. misspelt as "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" on the album cover). Over time. When the band returned to Copenhagen for a concert in February 1970. and Robert Plant. displays various images through cut outs in the main jacket sleeve. They played often. The group also increasingly resisted television appearances.[41] It has been suggested that Led Zeppelin II largely wrote the blueprint for heavy metal bands that followed it. a remote cottage in Wales. the second album was an even greater success than the first and reached the number one chart position in the US and the UK. Led Zeppelin completed several more tours of the United States. in 1970. entitled Led Zeppelin II.

The song "Houses of the Holy" does not appear on its namesake album. "Rock and Roll" is a tribute to the early rock music of the 1950s. but it was a myth that [they] were constantly engaged in acts of wanton destruction and lewd behaviour.[22][49] However. the song was used prominently in Cadillac automobile commercials—one of the few instances of Led Zeppelin's surviving members licensing songs. such as "Black Dog" and an acoustic track.[43] while another involved the destruction of a room in the Tokyo Hilton.[43] rented out entire sections of hotels (most notably the Continental Hyatt House in Los Angeles. with longer tracks and expanded use of synthesisers and mellotron orchestration. One escapade involved John Bonham riding a motorcycle through a rented floor of the Riot House. It featured further experimentation. and in response wanted to prove that the music could sell itself by giving no indication of who they were. In 2007. Led Zeppelin began travelling in a private jet airliner (nicknamed The Starship)."[22] Led Zeppelin's fourth album was released on 8 November 1971. To date it has sold 23 million copies in the United States.[17] The orange album cover of Houses of the Holy depicts images of nude . Music journalist Chris Welch argues that "[Led Zeppelin's] travels spawned many stories. though it is variously referred to by the four symbols appearing on the record label. The album included examples of hard rock.[52] The track "Stairway to Heaven". Zoso. some suggest that these tales have been somewhat exaggerated. In 2005. the magazine Guitar World held a poll of readers in which "Stairway to Heaven" was voted as having the greatest guitar solo of all time. The album is one of the best-selling albums in history and its massive popularity cemented Led Zeppelin's superstardom in the 1970s. flamboyant clothing.[50] Led Zeppelin IV further refined the band's unique formula of combining earthy. or IV. although Led Zeppelin developed a reputation for trashing their hotel suites and throwing television sets out of the windows. Houses of the Holy. although never released as a single. as Four Symbols and The Fourth Album (both titles were used in the Atlantic Records catalogue). Problems listening to this file? See media help. as the band disdained being labelled as "hyped" and "overrated" by the music press. acoustic elements with heavy metal and blues emphases.[55] Led Zeppelin's next album. and became the subject of many of rock's most famous stories of debauchery. is sometimes quoted as being the most requested. known colloquially as the "Riot House").Led Zeppelin's popularity in the early years was dwarfed by their triumphant mid-seventies successes and it is this period that continues to define the band. it eventually made its way onto the 1975 album Physical Graffiti. Untitled. leading to the band being banned from that establishment for life.[51] "Stairway to Heaven" The song became one of the most-requested recordings in rock history.[18] The album remained officially untitled and is most commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV.[53] and most played[54] album-oriented rock FM radio song.[17][43] The band's image also changed as members began to wear elaborate. "Going to California" (a tribute to Joni Mitchell). There was no indication of a title or a band name on the original cover. Runes. even though it was recorded at the same time as other songs on the album. was released in 1973.

Led Zeppelin took a break from touring and launched their own record label. In addition to using Swan Song as a vehicle to promote their own albums. It consisted of fifteen songs. A review in Rolling Stone magazine referred to Physical Graffiti as Led Zeppelin's "bid for artistic respectability. Northern Ireland). again playing to record-breaking crowds. on the Led Zeppelin DVD. this was controversial at the time of the album's release. and it appears as "Midnight Moonlight" on their first album). they played to 56. scheduled to open with two dates in San Francisco." adding that the only competition the band had for the title of 'World's Best Rock Band' were The Rolling Stones and The Who.800 fans (breaking the record set by The Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965). Maggie Bell. January 1975. Physical Graffiti. eight of which were recorded at Headley Grange in 1974. In 1974. and Led Zeppelin's subsequent concert tour of North America in 1973 broke records for attendance. features a picture of Apollo. which was their first release on the Swan Song Records label. footage of which was released in 2003. Swan Song. Although the children are not depicted from the front. based on a drawing called Evening: Fall of Day (1869) by William Rimmer. Florida. Before the final night's performance.[61] The logo can be found on much Led Zeppelin memorabilia. Pretty Things.[60] Led Zeppelin live at Chicago Stadium. At Tampa Stadium. sold-out nights at the Earls Court Arena in London.children[56] climbing up the Giant's Causeway (in County Antrim.000. Shortly after the release of Physical Graffiti. Detective. and grossed $309. but the theatrical release of this project (The Song Remains the Same) would be delayed until 1976. Led Zeppelin played five highly successful. The record label's logo.[17] and the band embarked on another North American tour. such as the "Bible Belt" and Spain. Midnight Flyer.[59] It was never recovered. all previous Led Zeppelin albums simultaneously re-entered the top-200 album chart. as they consistently filled large auditoriums and stadiums. and the remainder being tracks previously recorded but not released on earlier albums. signing artists such as Bad Company.[17] 24 February 1975 saw the release of Led Zeppelin's first double album.[17] Three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York were filmed for a motion picture. . Dave Edmunds.000 of the band's money from gate receipts was stolen from a safety deposit box at the Drake Hotel.[57][58] The album topped the charts. the band expanded the label's roster.[62] The album was a massive fiscal and critical success. Following these triumphant Earls Court appearances Led Zeppelin took a holiday and planned a series of outdoor summer concerts in America. and in some areas. the record was banned. $180. The Firm. but folded less than three years after they disbanded. named after one of only five Led Zeppelin songs which the band never released commercially (Page later re-worked the song with his band. In May 1975.[6] The label was successful while Led Zeppelin existed. especially t-shirts. Sad Café and Wildlife.

The recording had taken place during three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in July 1973.[64] Despite the original criticisms. Led Zeppelin were the world's number one rock attraction. Plant headed to the channel island of Jersey to spend August and September recuperating. released in March 1976. the band finally completed the concert film The Song Remains The Same. and the soundtrack album of the film. after being unwilling to tour since 1975 due to a taxation exile. The film premiered in New York on 20 October 1976. Instead. Led Zeppelin were facing an uphill battle to recapture the public spotlight at home. a blood transfusion saved her life. including the Rolling Stones. but was given a lukewarm reception by critics and fans. Greece. where. Presence. marked a change in the Led Zeppelin sound towards more straightforward. Jimmy Page has called Presence his favourite album. Robert suffered a broken ankle and Maureen was badly injured.[65] Plant's injuries prevented Led Zeppelin from touring in 1976. The band then reconvened in Malibu. and its opening track "Achilles Last Stand" his favourite Led Zeppelin song. Problems listening to this file? See media help. It was during this forced hiatus that much of the material for their next album. In an interview with a Swedish TV programme.[6] The film was particularly unsuccessful in the UK.[66] Plant (left) and Page (right) on stage during the 1977 North American tour .[47] having outsold most bands of the time.[17] Presence. was written. Plant stated that Presence is the album that sounds the most "Led Zeppelin" of all their LPs. Presence received mixed responses from critics and fans and some speculated the band's legendary excesses may have caught up with them. guitar-based jams. which may have interfered with Led Zeppelin's later live shows and studio recordings. California. during the band's concert tour of North America. with Bonham and Page in tow. departing from the acoustic ballads and intricate arrangements featured on their previous albums. "Achilles Last Stand" Jimmy Page calls the guitar solo his favourite.[17] Unable to tour.[47] These plans were thwarted in August 1975 when Robert Plant and his wife Maureen were involved in a serious car crash while on holiday in Rhodes. Though it was a platinum seller. By this time. although Page has denied this.[6][63] The recording of Presence coincided with the beginning of Page's heroin use.

On April 19 over 70 persons were arrested as about 1. A member of the staff had allegedly slapped Grant's son when he was taking down a dressing room sign. On 3 June a concert at Tampa Stadium was cut short because of a severe thunderstorm.[17][73] On 24 September 1980.[6][22] [edit] Bonham's death and breakup (1978–1980) November 1978 saw the group recording again.229 people attending their Pontiac Silverdome concert on 30 April. where crowds of close to 120.[72] Press speculation arose that Bonham's problem was caused by an excess of alcohol and drugs. after two warm-up shows in Copenhagen.[68] After a 23 July show[69] at the "Day on the Green" festival at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland. as the band checked in at a French Quarter hotel for their 30 July performance at the Louisiana Superdome. he went into the trailer. despite tickets printed with "Rain or Shine". The rest of the tour was immediately cancelled. who came over and kicked the man. He was persuaded to stay by Peter Grant. Two days later. the band still commanded legions of loyal fans. Bonham was picked up by Led Zeppelin assistant Rex King to attend rehearsals at Bray Studios for the upcoming North American tour.000 ticketless fans tried to gatecrash Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum for two sold out festival seating concerts while some tried to gain entry by throwing rocks and bottles through glass entrance doors. scheduled to commence on 17 October.In 1977. Then. though the tour was financially profitable it was beset with off-stage problems. this time at Polar Studios in Stockholm.[67] It was. in Nuremberg.000 witnessed the return of the band. had died from a stomach virus. with 76. Sweden.[47] In August 1979. Led Zeppelin embarked on another major concert tour of North America. the concert came to an abrupt end in the middle of the third song when John Bonham collapsed on stage and was rushed to a hospital. low-key European tour was undertaken in June and July 1980. news came that Plant's five year old son. the largest attendance to date for a single act show. resulting in several arrests and injuries. prompting widespread speculation about the band's future. At one show on 27 June. which exhibited a degree of sonic experimentation that again drew mixed reactions from critics. Here the band set another attendance record. Led Zeppelin headlined two concerts at the Knebworth Music Festival. After taking a bite of the ham roll he said to his assistant. where he downed four quadruple vodkas (450 ml). according to the Guinness Book of Records. when Grant heard about this. Nevertheless.[17][70] The following day's second Oakland concert[71] would prove to be the band's final live appearance in the United States. and even considered leaving Led Zeppelin. but the band claimed that he had simply overeaten. The resultant album was In Through the Out Door. at Berlin. John Bonham and members of the band's support staff (including manager Peter Grant and security coordinator John Bindon) were arrested after a member of promoter Bill Graham's staff was badly beaten during the band's performance. and the album easily reached #1 in the UK and the US in just its second week on the Billboard album chart. However.[22] During the journey Bonham had asked to stop for breakfast. and they completed the European tour on 7 July. A riot broke out amongst the audience. with a ham roll. the band's first since 1977.[47] However. Denmark. A brief. California. featuring a stripped-down set without the usual lengthy jams and solos. Karac. He continued to drink heavily when he arrived at . This was seen by John Bonham. Germany. along with Bindon and assaulted the man while tour manager Richard Cole stood outside and guarded the trailer. Plant was not eager to tour full-time again. Led Zeppelin's entire catalogue made the Billboard Top 200 between the weeks of 27 October and 3 November 1979. As a result of this album's release. "Breakfast".

[74] When Live Aid footage was released on a four-DVD set in late 2004 to raise money for Sudan. It also featured a 1976 John Bonham drum instrumental with electronic effects added by Jimmy Page. and three from the In Through the Out Door sessions. Jason Bonham. particularly by Plant and Page (the two having argued immediately prior to coming on stage about whether to play "Stairway to Heaven"). on drums.[22] The cause of death was asphyxiation from vomit.the studio. for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert. Bonham was cremated on 10 October 1980.[75][79] Page later described the performance as "one big disappointment". entitled Coda. Philadelphia. and Plant said unambiguously that "the gig was foul". However. It included two tracks taken from the band's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. Page's struggles with an out-of-tune Les Paul and poorly-functioning monitors.[78] However. playing a short set featuring drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins and bassist Paul Martinez. and his ashes buried at Rushock parish church in Droitwich. and by the complete loss of Jones' keyboards on the live television feed. called "Bonzo's Montreux"."[22] [edit] Post-Led Zeppelin (1981–2007) In 1982. On 13 July 1985. the group unanimously agreed not to allow footage from their performance to be used. However.[79] The first Led Zeppelin box set. A halt was called to the rehearsals late in the evening and the band retired to Page's house —The Old Mill House in Clewer. England. and a verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest held on 27 October. Bonham had fallen asleep and was taken to bed and placed on his side. Carmine Appice. the reunion was again compromised by a disjointed performance. At 1:45 pm the next day Benji LeFevre (who had replaced Richard Cole as Led Zeppelin's tour manager) and John Paul Jones found him dead.[74][75] Page himself has described the performance as "pretty shambolic"[76] and "clearly wasn't good enough.[22] An autopsy found no other drugs in Bonham's body. Collins had contributed to Plant's first two solo albums while Martinez was a member of Plant's current solo band. characterising it as an "atrocity". the performance was marred by the lack of rehearsal with the two drummers. The three members reunited again in May 1988. introduced the band's music to many new fans. After midnight. They issued a press statement on 4 December 1980 confirming that the band would not continue without Bonham. one each from the Led Zeppelin III and Houses of the Holy sessions. Despite rumours that Cozy Powell. the surviving members of the group released a collection of out-takes from various sessions during Led Zeppelin's career. stimulating a renaissance for Led Zeppelin. Barriemore Barlow. and the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager. Plant and Jones reunited for the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium. featuring tracks remastered under the supervision of Jimmy Page. and by Plant's hoarse voice. to demonstrate their ongoing support for the campaign Page and Plant pledged proceeds from their forthcoming Page and Plant DVD release and John Paul Jones pledged the proceeds of his then-current North American tour with Mutual Admiration Society to the project. the remaining members decided to disband after Bonham's death. have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."[77] while Plant was even harsher. "We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend. Worcestershire. This set . Windsor. Page. Simon Kirke or Bev Bevan would join the group as his replacement. with Bonham's son. asserting that it was not up to their standard.

as well as some rare live tracks. in Stockholm in May 2006. performing the song "Communication Breakdown". the two box sets together containing all known studio recordings. It peaked at #21. featuring all new material. including the Robert Johnson tribute "Travelling Riverside Blues".000 copies. 1992 saw the release of the "Immigrant Song"/"Hey Hey What Can I Do" (the original b-side) as a CD single in the US. In 1994. Plant had replied that he was out "parking the car". It is the only single the band ever released in the UK. and the band slowly dissolved. as Jones was not even told of the reunion. The King of Sweden presented the prize to Plant. The television broadcasting of the event consisted of an introduction to the band by various famous admirers. with the video in heavy rotation on MTV. On 29 August 1997. which featured some reworked Led Zeppelin songs. How the West Was Won. representing their late father. Atlantic released a single edit of "Whole Lotta Love" in the US and the UK. and Jones. along with John Bonham's daughter.[81] On 12 January 1995. for finally remembering my phone number". and a video collection. and embarked on a world tour the following year. "Thank you. quickly quashed by individual members' representatives.[83] 11 November 1997 saw the release of Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions. Page. it was announced that Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were the winners of the 2006 Polar Music Prize. Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 was released in 1993. Robert Plant was awarded a CBE by Prince Charles for "Services to Music" in July 2009.[82] Afterwards. Page and Plant released another album called Walking into Clarksdale in 1998.included four previously unreleased tracks. This is said to be the beginning of the inner rift between the band members. Page and Plant reunited in the form of a 90 minute "UnLedded" MTV project. Robert Plant and John Paul Jones reconciled after years of strife that kept the band apart. However.[86] In November 2006. Led Zeppelin were ranked #14 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". [20][80] When asked where Jones was. [85] and the following year the band received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. In November 2005. Additional tracks on this CD-single are "Baby Come On Home" and "Travelling Riverside Blues". By the end of the year. my friends. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. On 29 November 1999 the RIAA announced that the band were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums. the DVD had sold more than 520. causing consternation and awkward looks from Page and Plant. They later released an album called No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded.[84] In 2002. rock group Wolfmother played a tribute to Led Zeppelin. and with Neil Young and Michael Lee replacing Bonham. This was followed by rumours of reunion. the album wasn't as successful as No Quarter. At the induction ceremony. After this. Led Zeppelin were inducted into the United States Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Aerosmith's vocalist. The two-disc set included almost all of the band's recordings for the BBC. Led Zeppelin DVD. they played a brief set with Tyler and Perry (featuring Jason Bonham on drums). which followed Jimmy Page's OBE four years previously. Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry.[89] . a presentation of an award to Jimmy Page and then a short speech by the guitarist. both featuring material from the band's heyday. the band's inner rift became apparent when Jones joked upon accepting his award. making it the only Led Zeppelin UK CD single. the first Led Zeppelin album in fifteen years.[87][88] Despite having gained a reputation with the band for "raising hell" in the 1970s. Jason and Zoe Bonham also attended. 2003 saw the release of a triple live album.

We can only hope this isn't the last we see of them." However. [edit] 2007 reunion The surviving members of Led Zeppelin and Jason Bonham at The O2 in London in 2007 Main article: Ahmet Ertegün Tribute Concert On 10 December 2007 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a one-off benefit concert held in memory of music executive Ahmet Ertegün. Released first was Mothership on 13 November.On 27 July 2007. Jimmy Page revealed that he was prepared to embark upon a world tour with Led Zeppelin. the network's first artist-exclusive channel dedicated to Led Zeppelin. & Warner Home Video announced three new Led Zeppelin titles to be released in November. Atlantic/Rhino. with Jason Bonham taking up his late father's place on drums."[92] Page suggested the band may start work on new material. Led Zeppelin's complete works were published on iTunes. followed by a reissue of the soundtrack to The Song Remains the Same on 20 November which includes previously unreleased material. stating: "having to live up to something is terribly serious. "What they have done here tonight is proof they can still perform to the level that originally earned them their legendary reputation. XM Satellite Radio launched XM LED.[93] and stated that a world tour may be in the works.[94] Meanwhile. which pays for university scholarships in the UK. US and Turkey. Plant made his reluctance regarding a reunion tour known to The Sunday Times. a 24-track bestof spanning the band's career.. it was reported that Led Zeppelin were expected to announce a new series of agreements that make the band's songs available as legal digital downloads."[95] [edit] Reunion tour reports (2008-2010) Following the reunion concert and the press coverage it generated. The concert was to help raise money for the Ahmet Ertegün Education Fund. a UK newspaper the Daily Mirror announced that it had world exclusive rights to stream six previously unreleased tracks via its website. 2007. and a new DVD. he also made it known that he could be in favour of more one-off shows in the near future: "It wouldn't be such a bad idea to play together from time to time..[90] On 15 October 2007. On 13 November 2007. On 3 November 2007. first as ringtones through Verizon Wireless then as digital downloads of the band's eight studio albums and other recordings on 13 November. It was announced on 12 September 2007 by promoter Harvey Goldsmith in a press conference. . In an interview promoting the release of the Mothership compilation in Tokyo early in 2008. Hamish MacBain of NME proclaimed. Music critics praised the band's performance.[91] The offerings will be available through both Verizon Wireless and iTunes. speculation on the future of the band and the possibility of a tour with Jason Bonham on drums increased to a level not seen in several years. On 8 November 2007.

bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham would not go by the name Led Zeppelin due to the absence of singer Robert Plant."[108] The next day.but due to Robert Plant's tour commitments with Alison Krauss. Gone.[103][104][105] On 29 September Plant released a statement in which he called reports of a Led Zeppelin reunion "frustrating and ridiculous". it's very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice. and expressed displeasure at the process leading up to the 2007 reunion show during an interview with GQ Magazine. followed by "Ramble On" (Grohl on vocals and Hawkins on drums). and Bonham would not be "called Led Zeppelin". I don't think a long rambling tour is the answer as Led Zeppelin. and Bonham were seeking a replacement for Plant. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. before adding. We want to do it.[110] On 7 January 2009. In an interview with BBC News. such plans will not be announced until at least September.[109] A spokesman for guitarist Jimmy Page later confirmed this. Goldsmith stated "I think that there is an opportunity for them to go out and present themselves. which I feel sure would be hailed as a sort of literary version of Spinal Tap. Page." The Ertegün Concert promoter felt the result of the ongoing plans of Jones. saying "The endless paperwork was like nothing I've experienced before.com that a new band featuring Page."[113] On 28 October 2009 it was reported by NME that Robert Plant had revealed that he was in talks with Michael Eavis to perform at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival in England. Jones confirmed to BBC Radio Devon in Exeter that he. Plant remained evasive on the subject of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour.[98] and their recordings received awards including a Grammy for the song "Gone."[111][112] In a radio interview. Page. John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects. casting doubt on the possibility or wisdom of such a venture. Plant cited a fear of disappointment as a major factor for not continuing a reunited Zeppelin. The whole thing is completely over now."[101] After the BBC reported in late August that Jimmy Page. MusicRadar reported that Jimmy Page's manager Robert Mensch said that the band had "tried out a few singers.[100] Along with concentrating on the duo's American tour.[97] Plant however continued to remain focused on his recent work and tour with Krauss. and Jason Bonham had been recording material which could become a new Led Zeppelin project. The bassist remarked: "We are trying out a couple of singers. He said he would not be recording or touring with the band.[102] the rumours of a reunion began to accumulate through the remaining summer. Gone (Done Moved On)"[99] and Album of the Year from the Americana Music Association. Plant said he did not know who he would perform with. Their duet album Raising Sand became certified platinum in March. In late October.[96] Showing enthusiasm for continued performing. telling RollingStone. "I wish Jimmy Page.[114][115] ."[106] [107] Following Plant's statement. but no one worked out. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there. Goldsmith commented on the prospect of a Led Zeppelin reunion. I've kept every one of the emails that were exchanged before the concert and I'm thinking of compiling them for a book. that was it. John Paul Jones. authoritative but divergent views of the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour the next year were offered by John Paul Jones and promoter Harvey Goldsmith. thus sparking rumours that Led Zeppelin would perform. "The disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now. in late spring Page and Jones joined Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins onstage at Wembley Stadium to perform Led Zeppelin tracks "Rock and Roll" (Hawkins on vocals and Grohl on drums).

is one of the three acts in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums .the other two being The . according to the Recording Industry Association of America. but everyone has a stab at it. England in June. Every single festival in the world approaches Led Zeppelin or their management to get them to play at their festival. I'm more than happy with what we've got. 1 on Classic Rock's "50 Best Live Acts of All Time".[127] The four members of Led Zeppelin were voted the United Kingdom's ideal supergroup in a 2005 Planet Rock radio poll.5 million certified units in the United States[9] and. If that's not going to happen.[126] In January 2005. Loads of money gets thrown out."[117] [edit] Legacy and influence [edit] Awards.[120] the Polar Music Prize in 2006.[129] Led Zeppelin were voted the "best live act" at 2008 MOJO Awards.[121] a MOJO Award in 2008 voted by readers for the "best live act".[7][8] including 111.On 23 March 2010.[124] and the Mojo Hall of Fame 100 (November 2003: 10th Anniversary Issue). It's not what they want to do at the moment and that's fine.[123] UK Music Hall of Fame (16 November 2004). The band have sold over 200 million albums worldwide.[119] the Q Merit Award in 1992.[116] While talking to Xfm.[122] and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (12 January 1995). They probably never will. Led Zeppelin turned down an offer to headline Download Festival taking place at Donington Park.[125] In February 2002.[118] including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.[128] Led Zeppelin are ranked no. honours and accolades Led Zeppelin have been nominated for and won several awards. Led Zeppelin were honored with the "International Artist Award" at the American Music Awards.[12] The band topped "NME's Pop Poll" for consecutive three years (1974-76) under the category of the best "Vocal Group". it would be phenomenal. Led Zeppelin were ranked the third-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine. promoter Andy Copping stated: "If I could get Led Zeppelin to play at Download.

the 66th United States Secretary of State."[131] Similarly. and rockabilly music such as Alexis Corner. being a former concert pianist. said "It's the ultimate album for teenage boys . Liberal Democrat and the Member of Parliament Lembit Öpik said "Whole Lotta Love is the greatest rock song ever. said in 1999 that "Led Zeppelin is one of the most popular and influential rock bands of all time. and an all-'Stairway to Heaven' tribute CD was issued by Australian ABC television programme The Money or the Gun in 1992. then-president and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. next to the Beatles they're the most influential band in history. and released by Atlantic Records on 14 March 1995. the Member of Parliament from the Conservative Party. remarked that "In my opinion. Thirty years after their debut. Led Zeppelin did it. consistently selling out and playing stadiums without support. I think I've got to do this. particularly Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. the band topped the list of Britain's most bootlegged musicians with 384 bootleg titles. which was recorded by various artists. Several renowned public figures and media personalities have also expressed tributes to the band. People can do as well as them. Nobody seems to get tired of them. Times Online has described Led Zeppelin as "the world’s greatest heavy rock band". Rolf Harris. It was the only way you could break America. It’s fitting that these rock icons are multiple Diamond winners. The opening riff is straightforward perfection.Beatles and Garth Brooks."[134] Condoleezza Rice. despite everything they had to overpower.[23] Led Zeppelin have been the subject of many tribute albums. reggae. And I always think of them when I come to do these publicity tour rounds. acknowledged Led Zeppelin is her favourite band of all time. Tina Turner." Similarly. jazz. Other notable tribute compilations include Out Through the in Door by Vanilla Fudge and Great Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin by Great White.[140] In August 1999. Sandie Shaw. King Curtis. heavy metal. I've got to do it!"[139] Led Zeppelin remains one of the most bootlegged artists in the history of rock music. Damian Green. Many well-known artists from classical. grasping. concerts. John Kalodner. I remember reading about Led Zeppelin touring America and just going round and round America and never stopping touring. Led Zeppelin II topped a poll conducted to find the favourite album of British politicians commemorating the London opening of a British library display. then-A&R executive of Geffen Records.[141][142] [edit] Influence on other musicians . Jerry Lee Lewis. and a lot of the new bands in that genre obviously owe a debt to them. but nobody surpasses them.[130] Hilary Rosen."[136][137] Oscar-winning British filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle has cited Led Zeppelin as his favorite music group[138] and inspiration: I wish I was a rock star! Well that was sort of my dream really. They set the standards for the AORradio format with 'Stairway to Heaven.[135] In July 2007. Frank Zappa. They're the ones who did the first real big arena concert shows. Jeff Buckley and London Philharmonic Orchestra have also recorded tribute albums and cover versions of Led Zeppelin songs. No one ever topped it.[132] Rock critic Mikal Gilmore has suggested that "Led Zeppelin—talented. was to be in Led Zeppelin. the band’s appeal is as strong as ever. Stone Temple Pilots and Sheryl Crow. including themselves".' having AOR hits without necessarily having Top Forty hits. They influence the way music is on records. beautiful and dangerous—made one of the most enduring bodies of composition and performance in twentieth-century music.metal as art. including Duran Duran. complex. for album radio they're the most important band. compiled by the Anti-Piracy Unit of British Phonographic Industry." On the same occasion. Radio consultant Lee Abrams[133] noted in 1988 that "Other than the Beatles. AOR radio.

[159] AC/DC.[158] Lynyrd Skynyrd. [183] Alice Cooper. So that's it. As Rolling Stone music critic Steven Pond noted in 1988: "Nearly a decade after the band's demise.[175] Van Halen...[157] Guns N' Roses.[168] The Cult. particularly the way the band influenced and has been recognised by their musical peers: It's been a great legacy. Page made reference to the band's legacy.[148] KISS. Dread Zeppelin[197] (which performs Led Zeppelin songs in a reggae style) and Fred Zeppelin[198] (a cover band based in the West Midlands of England). It’s an amazing song not just for its seismic riff and bingeing-on-lust vocal performance.[176] Red Hot Chili Peppers.[152] Venom. but when it comes to modern mainstream rock music. but for its mind-bending midsection.[177] Audioslave.[126] Boston. That's what pulled me into playing. its been a long time since Led Zeppelin rock & rolled.[149] Cheap Trick.[184] Tool. The one that had a real mystique. It wasn't like a band. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide mentioned that "[Led Zeppelin's] "Whole Lotta Love" became a starting point for Aerosmith. These include Aerosmith.[150] Judas Priest.[181] Velvet Revolver..[164] Jeff Buckley.[126] Limp Bizkit. Led Zeppelin's musical influence lives on and on. among others. I'd never heard anything like it before. The music.[178] Madonna. editor of Q Magazine."[144] Similarly. Maybe it's a sort of 'absence makes the heart grow fonder.[166] Nickelback. in which Page orchestrates the aural equivalent of an orgasm (Theremin included)."[193] Ann Wilson of Heart has said "Led Zeppelin.[170] Tori Amos.fucking unbelievable! Those early Zeppelin albums were incredible productions.[165] Dinosaur Jr.[153] Metallica.[190] B'z[191] and Junoon.they were the blueprint.[169] Heart.[182] Dio.[180] Ben Harper.[179] Shakira.[172] Queens of the Stone Age.When asked in 2006 what his biggest accomplishment was with Led Zeppelin.[154] Megadeth.[187] Beastie Boys. has remarked that "I don't think they were ever appreciated for the scale of band they were.."[134] Paul Ress. the way they conducted themselves. who credits Led Zeppelin as one of his main inspirations. you can't find a better band to pay homage to.[186] Jane's Addiction.[156] Motley Crue. The fact that it's turned so many people on to want to play. a real aura and presence about the band."[194] Ozzy Osbourne commented in 1990 that "Led Zeppelin.[162] Soundgarden. I still get goosebumps. is hearing musicians who really really sent shivers down my spine. stated that "I think they're probably the greatest British live rock band.[161] Def Leppard.[192] Brian May of Queen has praised the band's creative effort and musicianship: "I'm the world's biggest Led Zeppelin fan..[167] Rainbow..[143] The band's influence has been continuous for over three decades and is felt in several genres of popular music. That's what I'm proud of is the legacy of it.[171] The Black Crowes."[134] The band have spawned dozens of tribute acts and cover bands. Zep still has the touch of the gods. Queen always used to play The Immigrant Song in sound-checks just for the glory of the sound.[173] Rush. it was like some kind of moving spiritual roadshow.[151] Iron Maiden. Guns N’ Roses and Van Halen. Yeah.[155] Smashing Pumpkins.[146] Black Sabbath.[174] Whitesnake.[188] Katie Melua.[185] Faith No More. their whole management structure . Nobody seems to do it anymore. There's so many people trying to imitate Zeppelin now. . That middle section [of Whole Lotta Love] . That's the legacy and that's what I'm really proud of."[145] Many notable musicians and bands from diverse genres have acknowledged the influence of Led Zeppelin's music on their own.' but it's taken people time to realize the massive influence they had on an awful lot of music. just about every hard-rock and heavy-metal band that ever tromped onstage has borrowed something from its style and sound.[163] Pearl Jam. notable amongst them being Lez Zeppelin[196] (an all-female tribute act).[147] Queen.[160] The White Stripes.[189] Gabriella Cilmi."[195] Ian Astbury of The Cult.

Almost Famous ("That's the Way". and "Hots On for Nowhere"). head of pop culture at Christie's.) Fast Times at Ridgemont High ("Kashmir").[205] In January 2010. The television series One Tree Hill featured the song "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". clingy t-shirts and bluesman hair of Jack White of The White Stripes. "How Many More Times". "Whole Lotta Love".[199][200] Ashlee Simpson. including Led Zeppelin IV. There's no question that this T-shirt had been worn. lifestyle.[201] Jessica Simpson.[203] Josie Maran. trilbies and side-laced tight jeans. "In My Time of Dying". jewellery and hair. Many famous celebrities such as Marissa Miller. their position has softened. School of Rock ("Immigrant Song" in all three). in recent years. jewellery and apparel. the Royal Mail issued a set of ten postage stamps commemorating classic album cover art. "Stairway to Heaven" was in a part of the movie. and Small Soldiers ("Communication Breakdown"). "The Rain Song". and people want a piece of that. Simeon Lipman. and "Tangerine"). and Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's silk scarves. The songs of Led Zeppelin can now be heard in a number of movies. has commented "Led Zeppelin have had a big influence on fashion because the whole aura surrounding them is so cool. "Misty Mountain Hop". sweat and tears of the concert are embedded in the fabric.[edit] Cultural insignificance A Led Zeppelin T-shirt. Sienna Miller and Chloe Hayward have long been a fan of Led Zeppelin tshirts.[206] [edit] Songs in other media While members of Led Zeppelin have seldom allowed their works to be licensed for films or commercials. but later on it was taken out.[204] Kate Moss.[202] Shakira. The band have denied frequent requests by developers of popular music video . Dogtown and Z-Boys ("Achilles Last Stand". and "Ten Years Gone". The band also have had a big influence on fashion. Speaking to The Independent."[205] Led Zeppelin laid the foundation for the big hair of 80's bands such as Motley Crue and Skid Row. "White Summer". "Bron-Yr-Aur". "Ramble On". "When The Levee Breaks". flared jeans and other apparel. One Day in September. but that's what makes them desirable. such as Shrek the Third. Other musicians have also adapted elements from Led Zeppelin's attitude to apparel. such as hipster flares and tight band t-shirts of Kings of Leon. "Over the Hills and Far Away". "Stairway to Heaven". "Battle of Evermore". It Might Get Loud ("The Rain Song". "Nobody's Fault but Mine". due to the length. The blood. shaggy hair.

In January 2009. Similarly. with the greatest hits collection Mothership as the marquee offering.songs like 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Dazed and Confused' are on the one hand not "authored" by Led Zeppelin. He defines it within the folk-music tradition as "lines that have circulated so long in folk communities that tradition-steeped singers call them instantly to mind and . add his own tune and/or arrangement. neither artist was credited on the album's original release.in the course of studies on the music of Led Zeppelin. in an article entitled "Does the song remain the same? Questions of authenticity and identification in the music of Led Zeppelin". the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. though the riff from the song was an original Jimmy Page composition. "the band isn't comfortable with the prospect of granting outsiders access to its master tapes.[210] On 4 May 2009.[208] In April 2007. in blues music. In 1985. Dixon himself did not benefit from the settlement until he sued Arc Music to recover his royalties and copyrights. In addition. the publishing arm of Chess Records. features six inversions.. and spirals over a lagoon. both acknowledged and unacknowledged. the band seeks to protect the integrity of their work. Led Zeppelin agreed to allow Apple to sell their music in Apple's iTunes Store.[213] The band also paid a settlement to the publisher of Ritchie Valens' song "Ooh! My Head" over the song "Boogie with Stu" (from Physical Graffiti) which borrowed heavily from Valens' song. refers to these recycling of lyrics in songs as "floating lyrics"." He contends that ". announced it had secured an agreement with the band to create "Led Zeppelin . On Led Zeppelin II the prelude to "Bring It On Home" was a cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's 1963 recording of "Bring It On Home". and call the song his own".. Dixon filed a copyright infringement suit against Led Zeppelin over "Whole Lotta Love" and an out-of-court settlement was reached. a necessary step in creating the games.The Ride". it has become apparent that many songs are compilations of pre-existent material from multiple sources.[211] [edit] Allegations of plagiarism The credits for a number of Led Zeppelin's songs have been the subject of debate concerning their copyright. however." with hit songs from five decades replacing Led Zeppelin. the park filed for Chapter 7.[212] respectively. "Whole Lotta Love" contained lyrics that were derivative of Dixon's 1962 song "You Need Love". As with other forms of media. In 1972.[214] Dave Headlam.." [215] However. The ride officially opened with the park on 9 May 2008.[209] The ride is currently "Standing but not operating" (SBNO) due to Hard Rock Park filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. brought a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement over "Bring It On Home" and "The Lemon Song". for a singer to borrow verses from contemporary sources..[216][217] Folklorist Carl Lindahl. Arc Music.games to use their songs. South Carolina. In 2007. The coaster stands 155 feet (47 m) tall. Specifically. both oral and recorded. suggests that ". synchronised to the music of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". who planned to reopen by Memorial Day 2009. written by Willie Dixon. noted blues author and producer Robert Palmer states "It is the custom."[207] Also noteworthy is Cadillac's use of "Rock and Roll" in their US TV advertising campaign. but on the other hand are virtual signatures identifying the band's musical essence. a roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard. In February 2009. "The Lemon Song" included an adaptation of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor". the ride was renamed "The Time Machine. Later pressings of Led Zeppelin II credit Dixon. Hard Rock Park (now Freestyle Music Park) in Myrtle Beach. the park was sold to new owners FPI MB Entertainment. "Dazed and Confused" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" from Led Zeppelin were originally written by Jake Holmes and Anne Bredon.

Page responded to the suggestion that Led Zeppelin used a lot of traditional and blues lyrics and tunes and called them their own: The thing is they were traditional lyrics and they went back far before a lot of people that one related them to.[218] In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 1993. Maybe not in every case -. and he didn't always do that -. we did try to do the right thing. They couldn't get us on the guitar parts of the music. In fact. 'Bring It On Home' is stolen. however.[219] In another interview.which is what brought on most of the grief. and often unconsciously. So most of the comparisons rest on the lyrics. also. Page commented on the band's use of classic blues songs: [A]s far as my end of it goes. "Oh. And Robert was supposed to change the lyrics. there's only a tiny bit taken from Sonny Boy Williamson's version and we threw that in as a tribute to him. take some liberties. from the ones that had come before. to suit their personal and community aesthetics".[18] [edit] Discography Main article: Led Zeppelin discography • • • • • • • • • Led Zeppelin (1969) Led Zeppelin II (1969) Led Zeppelin III (1970) Led Zeppelin IV (1971) Houses of the Holy (1973) Physical Graffiti (1975) Presence (1976) In Through the Out Door (1979) Coda (1982) . I think in most cases. But never mind. just the end." Well." Christ. apart from something like "You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You. I must say [laughs]. The thing with "Bring It On Home." which were attributed to Willie Dixon. there's only a little bit in the song that relates to anything that had gone before it. People say. I always made sure to come up with some variation. I always tried to bring something fresh to anything that I used. you would never know what the original source could be. We did.rearrange them constantly.but in most cases. but they nailed us on the lyrics. The riffs we did were totally different.

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