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Led Zeppelin Honored

Updated on June 29, 2015

Led Zeppelin Receives Kennedy Center Honors

Led Zeppelin has been my favorite band since the mid 1970s when I started to listen to music. I spent many hours listening to this amazing band. My family, as is with any family did not approve much of the music and I alway felt I was wrong somehow to like Led Zeppelin as much as I did. As the years went on my love for them never wavered. Then I heard the President of the United States praising Led Zeppelin and giving them an award in Washington DC. I was shocked and very satisfied with myself. I knew they were good, I knew they should be appreciated and now the President is giving them an award. I still can't believe it, the Kennedy Center Awards were always for the finest artists and this lens master agrees that Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest. Needless to say I am very satisfied and can chalk up one more thing I never thought I would live to see.

Photo courtesy of This Song is Sick

Who is Led Zeppelin

The band Led Zeppelin started their journey into the world of rock and roll in the 1960s. They are a British band of hard rock music and were considered to be heavy metal. This was because of their loud interpretation of the blues. The thing about their music that hooked me was how they incorporated mythology, mysticism, and a variety of other genres into their music.

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.

Unfortunately, in 1980 John Bonham died unexpectedly and with his demise the band broke up.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

President of the United States Gives Tribute to Led Zeppelin

This was a great day, a day I did not think I would live to see. I was finally getting confirmation of the highest about my choice in music. President Barrack Obama's speech at the 2013 Kennedy Center awards. Led Zeppelin is just one of the honorees. Watch the video below as the President tributes this great band.

Led Zeppelin Collectibles

Here are a few things that are great collectible to have from the band Led Zeppelin

Handmade Large Sterling Silver "Fallen Angel" Necklace on Rolo Chain
Handmade Large Sterling Silver "Fallen Angel" Necklace on Rolo Chain

This is the logo for Led Zeppelin's record label, Swan Song


Led Zeppelin on David Lettermen Show

Another winner of the Kennedy Center Honors was David Lettermen. After the awards the Led Zeppelin members stopped on the David Letterman show. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones on Late Show with David Letterman.

Do You Know Led Zeppelin

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Winners of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors

There were a total of seven (7) honorees of the Kennedy Center honors in 2013. The list of winners includes:

  • Led Zeppelin- amazing rock and roll band from the 1960s with fans who love their music in every generation since.

  • Buddy Guy- Grammy winning legendary blues guitarist

  • Dustin Hoffman- gifted actor of the silver screen who busted out after his Oscar nominated role in "The Graduate"

  • David Letterman- one of the household name's of late night television and an influential comedic personality.

  • Natalia Makarova- native Russian and inspiring ballerina

Group Photo

Here are all the winners of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors with President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. What an amazing group of individuals.

The Entire Award Show

For those that did not get to see the 2013 Kennedy Center Awards show. Included are the speech given by President Barrack Obama to. The moving and informative speech presented by Jack Black. Songs done by Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravits and more. I love watching the audience including The President and first Lady jamming to the music.

Tribute to Buddy Guy

Tribute to another great musician.

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      Marisa Horn 4 years ago from Rintown Pa

      @georgepmoola2: That they do ,

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      georgepmoola2 4 years ago

      As a fan of the band since LZ1, I found lots of good stuff on your lens - and how nice to see them all dressed up smart for the Kennedy Centre do. They certainly scrub up well!!

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      georgepmoola2 4 years ago

      As a Zeppelin nut myself since LZ1, I am always pleased to find stuff about them I had not come across before and there are certainly some nuggets to be found here.

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      BWOnline 4 years ago

      Since I was sent on a music quest, it was only natural to look for Led Zeppelin. This has got to be one of the greatest rock groups of all time. As unfortunate as it was to lose Bonzo, it was almost like it was meant to be. It gave the other three an opportunity to explore their interests and left the legacy of Zeppelin intact. They went out on top and that is where they will always be. There will never be another drummer like John Bonham, and Jimmy Page is a guitar icon. John Paul Jones, although he was in the background, he was a voice of reason for the band and brought everything together. And what can be said about Robert Plant that would do him any justice. His voice is an instrument in itself. Often imitated, never duplicated. Together, they make the greatest rock n roll band to have ever played on any stage.

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      Marisa Horn 4 years ago from Rintown Pa

      @flycatcherrr: Not much

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      I agree, Led Zeppelin is amazing. Isn't it interesting how well so much of the old music stands the test of time? I can't hlep wondering how much of the current 'chart toppers' will still be listened to and honoured in 20, 30, 40 years from now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the group photo. That's nine individuals that I would have never expected to see in the same photo. I enjoyed this lens!