Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed as the New Yardbirds in 1968, the band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. They are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.

After changing their name, the band signed a favourable deal with Atlantic Records that allowed them considerable artistic freedom. Led Zeppelin disliked releasing their songs as singles; they viewed their albums as indivisible and complete listening experiences, thus promoting the concept of album-orientated rock. Due to the heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound of their first two albums, Led Zeppelin are frequently recognised as the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music, which they incorporated into their next two albums. Their untitled fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it cemented the status of the group as “superstars”. Subsequent albums saw greater experimentation and were accompanied by record-breaking tours, which earned them a reputation for excess. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, in the later 1970s the band’s output and touring schedule were limited by the personal difficulties and circumstances of the members. Led Zeppelin disbanded following Bonham’s sudden death in 1980.

Since 1980, the surviving members have pursued solo careers and have also been involved in a series of collaborations and one-off reunions. In 2007, 27 years after the group disbanded, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited (along with John Bonham’s son, Jason) for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at The O2 Arena in London. The band were honoured with the “Best Live Act” prize for their one-off reunion at MOJO Awards 2008, where they were described as the “greatest rock and roll band of all time”.

Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording—various sources estimate the group’s sales at more than 200 or even 300 million albums worldwide. Their 111.5 million certified units in the United States rank them as the second-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums reached the top 10 of the Billboard album chart in the US, with six reaching the number-one spot. Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the heaviest band of all time”, “the biggest band of the ’70s” and “unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history”. Similarly, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stated that the band were “as influential in that decade [the 1970s] as The Beatles were in the prior one”. ~ Wikipedia

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From 1969 album Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin

  • Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
  • Black Mountain Side
  • Communication Breakdown
  • Dazed And Confused
  • Good Times, Bad Times
  • How Many More Times
  • I Can’t Quit You, Baby
  • You Shook Me
  • Your Time Is Gonna Come

From 1969 album Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  • Bring It On Home
  • Heartbreaker
  • Living Loving Maid
  • Moby Dick
  • Ramble On
  • Thank You
  • The Lemon Song
  • What Is And What Should Never Be
  • Whole Lotta Love

From 1970 album Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin III

  • Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
  • Celebration Day
  • Friends
  • Gallows Pole
  • Hats Off To (Roy) Harper
  • Immigrant Song
  • Out On The Tiles
  • Since I’ve Been Loving You
  • Tangerine
  • That’s The Way

From 1970 album Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV

  • Black Dog
  • Four Sticks
  • Going To California
  • Misty Mountain Hop
  • Rock And Roll
  • Stairway To Heaven
  • The Battle Of Evermore
  • When The Levee Breaks

From the 1972 album Houses Of The Holy
Houses Of The Holy

  • Dancing Days
  • No Quarter
  • Over The Hills And Far Away
  • The Rain Song

From the 1982 album Coda

  • Baby Come On Home [Bonus Track]
  • Hey Hey What Can I Do [Bonus Track]
  • Poor Tom

From 1997 album Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions

  • Communication Breakdown [Live 6/16/69, Tasty Sundae Sessions, BBC]
  • Stairway to Heaven [Live 4/1/71, Paris Theatre, London]
  • Somethin’ Else [Live 6/16/69, Tasty Sundae Sessions, BBC]
  • Thank You [Live 4/1/71, Paris Theatre, London]
  • The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair [Live 6/16/69, Tasty Sundae Sessions, BBC]
  • Travelling Riverside Blues [Live 6/24/69, Top Gear Sessions, BBC]