Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

English rock band
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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. The band have been credited with significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-orientated rock (AOR) and stadium rock. Many critics consider Led Zeppelin one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.

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Origin
London, England, UK_|_London, England
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Genre
Hard rock · Blues Rock · Folk Rock · Heavy Metal
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Years active
  • 1968–1980
  • (reunions: 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2012)
  • (reunions: 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007)
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Label
Atlantic · Swan Song
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Associated acts
  • The Yardbirds
  • Band of Joy
  • The Firm
  • the Honeydrippers
  • Page and Plant
  • Them Crooked Vultures
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Drumming was the only thing I was ever good at.
  • According to Guinness World Records 2009, the Celebration Day Concert held on December 10, 2007, which featured a reunion of Led Zeppelin as concert headliners, holds the world record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million requests for the reunion show were rendered online.
  • There are allegations that there's a hidden message in the song "Stairway To Heaven." According to these allegations, if you play this song backwards you should hear a "Satanic Message." There are several versions of this presumed message, the most of which is "Oh here's to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan. He'll give you 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan." The band generally ignored these allegations. However, Robert Plant asserted that "as far as reversing tapes and putting messages on the end, that's not my idea of making music." He also accused people promoting such allegations of trying to make money out of it.
  • To date, the group is reported to have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, including 109 million sales in the United States alone.
  • According to the RIAA, IV is #3 best-selling album, with 23 million copies sold in the United States.
  • Grant secured an advance deal of $200,000 from Atlantic Records in November 1968, which was then one of biggest deals of its kind for a new band. Atlantic were a label with a catalogue of mainly blues, soul and jazz artists, but in the late 1960s it began to take an interest in progressive British rock acts. It signed Led Zeppelin without having ever seen them, largely on the recommendation of singer Dusty Springfield. Under the terms of their contract, the band had autonomy in deciding when they would release albums and tour and had final say over the contents and design of each album. They also would decide how to promote each release and which tracks to release as singles. They formed their own company, Superhype, to handle all publishing rights.

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