Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

 

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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.

After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Led Zeppelin IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), Physical Graffiti (1975) and In Through the Out Door (1979). Their fourth album, which features the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant generally supplied the lyrics. Jones' keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group's catalogue, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states that they were "as influential" during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.

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Led Zeppelin IV
 
The untitled fourth studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records.
Stairway to Heaven
 
"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971.
Led Zeppelin
 
Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin.
Celebration Day
 
Celebration Day is a concert film by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on 10 December 2007, in London's O2 Arena.

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Led Zeppelin tribute Misty Mountain to perform two nights at Jazz Cafe
  –  December 22, 2017
For most accomplished musicians, reflecting on their high-school band is a mixture of self-deprecating humor and appreciation for the right of passage that is playing in a rudimentary, not-so-tight ensemble of hope, excitement and determination. But for ...
Led Zeppelin playlist: a staircase to a whole lotta riffs
  –  December 4, 2017
country and reggae into their increasingly adventurous recordings. However, one troubling facet of the Led Zeppelin legend is the controversy surrounding their “borrowing” key elements of a number of songs and incorporating them into their own.
Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Was Released On This Day In 1969
  –  January 12, 2018
Fortunately, for fans of any rock genre, Led Zeppelin did not succumb to their predicted fate. Instead, they became rock music pioneers. Led Zeppelin I was unlike anything of its time, cultivating a blues-rock sound with a crisp heaviness. Perhaps it was ...
Led Zeppelin lives at The Rose with Led Zepagain
  –  January 11, 2018
In fact, they’re so impressive they were joined onstage several years back by drummer Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Check them out at zepagain.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rose ...
Led Zeppelin tribute band has Concord show
  –  January 10, 2018
Main St., Concord, for a tribute to Led Zeppelin at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $45. To reach the box office, call 225-1111 or visit ccanh.com. Beatlejuice, a New England band that plays music made famous by the Fab Four, will perform at the Tupelo ...
Robert Plant Revisits Led Zeppelin Classics On New Live DVD
  –  January 10, 2018
Blending rock, blues, folk & world music, the band's 8-song set mixes Plant solo tracks alongside Led Zeppelin classics like "Black Dog", "Going To California" and "Whole Lotta Love." Plant's performance at the event originally premiered on AXS-TV last ...
Never got to see Led Zeppelin, Prince, or Bob Marley? Bluesfest 2018 is the next best thing
  –  January 10, 2018
have gone and booked Led Zeppelin’s original lead singer Robert Plant and his new band The Sensational Space Shifters for a set at this year’s festival. With his new project being influenced by psychedelic rock, roots blues, African music, and ...
Multi-Cam Video: Dopapod Busts Out Led Zeppelin Medley In Providence
  –  January 8, 2018
Dopapod recently held their penultimate concert before taking 2018 off at Fête Music Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. The December 30 performance featured a bust out offering of a medley of Led Zeppelin songs. Dopapod had last played their medley of ...
New LA Photo Exhibition To Include Iconic Images Of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton
  –  January 6, 2018
and the first and only photos of Led Zeppelin's debut at Los Angeles's Whisky-A-Go-Go nightclub. The ‘Rock Gods: Fifty Years Of Rock Photography’ exhibition promises to showcase some of the greatest moments in the evolution of rock music and culture.
The Police's Stewart Copeland: I Could Never Take Led Zeppelin Seriously Because of That Singing
  –  January 4, 2018
I mean that's too obvious but just to be a little more interested, Led Zeppelin would have been fun ... When you're a kid and the music is first revealed, it's a soundscape and you're awash in it. By the way, I enjoy the music even more now that I can ...
Led Zeppelin Prep 50th Anniversary Illustrated Book
  –  December 22, 2017
No additional details are available. Page will also honor the band's half-century mark by releasing previously unheard music from the Led Zeppelin vaults. "There'll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven't heard, because I'm ...
Life After Led Zeppelin: What Plant, Page + Jones Have Done Since ‘Celebration Day’
  –  December 9, 2017
while a new band played Led Zeppelin music. The high point was a video-cued duet between the two Bonhams. In a separate tribute experience, Bonham joined Heart for a rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2012 ...
Why Holly Holm ditched that Celtic song for Led Zeppelin as her UFC walkout music
  –  November 27, 2017
Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but Holly Holm’s octagon entrance last time she fought wasn’t the same. She had a different walkout song in June at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore, and it was a pretty big change. Out with the 1996 track, “The ...

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