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Led Zeppelin History Information

Updated on October 12, 2013

Led Zeppelin::::The history of the musical group and there amazing music

This is a lens write up for the rock band Led Zeppelin. the information on the group will be of breverance and to the point and there will be interesting information I post on this wall. I will be planning to build another squidoo for Led Zeppelin that will be a full write up of there history which will be a book on the band. Hope you enjoy this one as well......

Yardbirds

Lead Balloon, Air Balloon, Air Zeppelin......Lead Zeppelin and lets take the letter A out of it and call it..... Led Zeppelin. The band formed in 1968 from the debris of what was left of the innovative shattered hard Rock band The Yardbirds, a musical group that spawned the careers of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, 3 guitar knights whom wielded there axes in the band ...

Photo of Eric Clapton with the Yard Birds

Photo of Jeff Beck with the Yard Birds

Photography by Chris Dreja
Photography by Chris Dreja

Swan Song

The night was July 7 1968 when the Yardbirds sang there last Swan Song at Lutin Technical college in Bedfordshire, England after Keith Relf and Jim McCarty decided they were finished with the group.

A new band

Jimmy Page was given rights to the bands name and there was still contracted shows to do. So Jimmy Page left to himself was friends with another session player by name of John Paul Jones whom cofunctioned with The Shadows, Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and numerous other musical groups. The two musicians backed Donovan on the Hurdy Gurdy LP while confabulating perhaps a new group?

Formation

Singer Terry Reid heard of Jimmy Page's plans and mentioned a vocalist by the name of Robert Plant. Page went to go see the new singer and immediately thought his voice and stage character were superb. Plant thinking of musicians suggested a friend who went by the name John Bonham who played drums from his previous Birmingham group The Band of Joy.

Hard Rock

The chemistry between all 4 members was solid and they began to plan a Scandinavian tour billed as the New Yardbirds during the month of October in the year of 1968.

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Debut

After many moons, the year 1969 came rolling around and the band changed there name to led Zeppelin, went into studio, put down music tracks and released their first self-titled album. In only 2 months the record cracked the Billboard top ten chart.

The album is a new sound of power and extremely catchy guitar riffs. Basic Blues with Hard rock, folk and intricate multiple music styles of riffs of power and hooks from all genres of music. Mixed acoustic and electric.

Prototype

Led Zeppelin were the prototype for all rock bands even up to our present day, everyone likes Led Zeppelin. All there albums after had this exact ingredient and had progressive and new things in music, innovation and recording techniques done by Jimmy Page made the band fantastic and brilliant sounding.

Top Notch Musicians

All 4 members are Gods in their own right. Jimmy Page, Melodic hooks, light and shade, rock n roll, improvised jamming, challenging runs, mystical writer. John Paul Jones, another melodic hook writer with an awesome understanding of arrangement and listenability with keyboards and bass to boot. Robert Plant with sensitivity to vocals and how he put his all into the rhythm, loudness and melody of singing. John Bonham proving himself every time he got behind a drum kit and having a fast 1 foot drum kick with original drum beats and fast solos, he was the canon of the group, the guns so to speak.

Photo of Jimmy Page Playing his Les paul guitar

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page

Photo of John Bonham

Led Zeppelin in 1979
Led Zeppelin in 1979

Legacy

Led Zeppelin broke box office records and was the top rock band in the world. To this day they are the second best selling music group in history at over 200 million record sales or as some sources say over 300 million records sold only behind The Beatles. Not all groups who sell a lot of records are that good but Led Zeppelin is that good and fortunately so because there is so many great bands that aren't even known and thank God that Zeppelin has blasted through this.

Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

Great Music

If You want to hear musical hooks then I suggest you pick up a Led Zeppelin Cd or two. They change a lot of peoples lives after a listening, like they did to mine when I was only12 years old and what a time it was at that age feeling that awesome glow because of these brilliant tunes. Want everyone to share that same feeling I had too.....

LED ZEPPELIN studio albums - My little viewpoint, yet don't feel I found the right words quite yet ;)

Led Zeppelin albums collage
Led Zeppelin albums collage

Buying Led Zeppelin albums in order is a great way to hear this group through there ever changing musical style. below I will catalogue all there studio albums::::

led zeppelin 1
led zeppelin 1

Thoughts on Led Zeppelin I

Led Zeppelin I (1969) Includes the song :Dazed and Confused: Features Jimmy Page's violin bow on electric guitar and perhaps first true heavy metal section. This album includes a lot of guitar hooks to send chills down your spine.

::::: Credit for the albums cover art is Led Zeppelin I :::::

Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

Thoughts on Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin II (1969) Includes the song :Whole Lotta Love: an early metal hard rock song that inspired further rockers. this album is loaded with hard rockin guitar hooks.

::::: Credit for the picture is of Led Zeppelin II album art. ::::::

led zeppelin III
led zeppelin III

Thoughts on Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin III (1970) Includes the song :Immigrant Song: First ever Viking Rock song and catchy as hell. most of the record is acoustic and it should be to showcase how melodic this band can be and you will feel so good after hearing this record ;)

::::: Credit for the albums cover art is Led Zeppelin III :::::

Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV

Thoughts On Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin IV (1971) , also known as Zoso, RUNE or Untitled album::::Includes the song ::Stairway to Heaven::the most played song in radio history and this album has radio staples all over it. A classic record with fantastic writing. Acoustical and electrical hard rock guitar music.

::::: Credit for the albums cover art is Led Zeppelin I :::::

led zeppelin houses of the holy
led zeppelin houses of the holy

Thoughts On Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy (1973) Includes the song ::The Rain Song:: perhaps the first rock power ballad that inspired so many later ones. A very intricate complex record full of melody and progressive interesting hard rock music with some pop rockers.

::::: Credit for the albums cover art is Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy :::::

MP3 Downloads Led Zeppelin Studio Albums

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MP3 download Led Zeppelin Studio Albums

These are the best MP3 downloads out of everything

Music Cd's Led Zeppelin Studio Albums

Music Cd's Led Zeppelin Studio Albums

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's song Whole Lotta Love from there second album Led Zeppelin II from 1969. Ushered in Hard Rock to more popularity. Jimmy Page plays this riff with the perfect feel. John Paul Jones has the bass right and low, John Bonham hits the drums hard and rockin and Robert Plant has an amazing vocal performance.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin in 1969 doing Dazed and Confused. Soomeone used this for a title pf a movie made in the mid nineties. The riff is catchy as hell and this live perforamnce has got metal power. brilliant stuff

Front of album cover - Led Zeppelin I

Front cover art of the Led Zeppelin I album

Back album cover - Led Zeppelin I

led zeppelin back cover album
led zeppelin back cover album

Back Cover shoot of the Led Zeppelin I album

Vinyl Record of Led Zeppelin I

Led Zeppelin I vinyl record
Led Zeppelin I vinyl record

Led Zeppelin

Dazed and Confused lyrics

"Dazed And Confused"

Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true.

Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.

Lots of people talk and few of them know,

soul of a woman was created below.

You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies.

Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize.

Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been.

Gonna love you baby, here I come again.

Every day I work so hard, bringin' home my hard earned pay

Try to love you baby, but you push me away.

Don't know where you're goin', only know just where you've been,

Sweet little baby, I want you again.

Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true.

Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.

Take it easy baby, let them say what they will.

Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      @arcarmi: awesome. you know your music arcarmi. thank you for commenting

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      arcarmi 5 years ago

      I love Led Zeppelin

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      @greenspirit: Would love to see Led Zeppelin.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      Saw them at Hammersmith Odeon...and it took a week for me to get my hearing back, but it was worth every second,