Led Zeppelin are an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
The group's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them
recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide
variety of influences, including folk music.
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.
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 in that decade [the 1970s] as the Beatles were in the prior one".
Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock
1985, 1988, 1995, 2007
Band of Joy, the Honeydrippers, Page and Plant
in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name The New Yardbirds
Orignally the New Yardbirds, the band's name was changed to Led Zeppelin, after a comment was made
by The Who's drummer Keith Moon (saying they would fall faster than a lead balloon or worse, a lead Hindenburg)
The word "balloon" was swapped for "zeppelin", a word which, according to music journalist Keith
Shadwick, brought "the perfect combination of heavy and light, combustibility and grace" to Page's mind
They dropped the 'a' from 'lead' so it wouldn't be mispronounced.
Jimmy Page (guitarist)
Robert Plant (vocalist)
John Bonham (drummer)
John Paul Jones (bass and keyboards)
Led Zeppelin Trivia:
• Led Zeppelin traveled in a jet nicknamed "The Starship";
Led Zeppelin Quotes
"And it's whispered that soon if we all call a tune, then the Piper will lead us to reason. And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter. Does anybody remember laughter?"
"These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall...Upon us all a little rain must fall."
"Nobody hears a single word you say, but you keep on talking to your dying day."
"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
"Got not time for spreading roots, the time has come to be gone. And though our health we drank a thousand times, it's time to ramble on."
"So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins, for peace and trust can win the day, despite of all your losing."
"Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good No, Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good When the levee breaks, mama you got to move"
"I'm telling you now, the greatest thing you ever can do now is share a smile with someone who's blue now, it's very easy..."
Led Zeppelin Awards
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement Award (International)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Grammy Hall of Fame Award
American Music Award International Artist Award