09 July 2010
Led Zeppelin is the English rock band formed in 1968, consisting of Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums).
Their guitar-driven blues, hard rock sound, makes them one of the early bands to be labeled "heavy metal" and "hard rock." The fact that they didn't release songs as singles in the UK also ranks them as early bands promoting "album-oriented rock".
They disbanded following Bonham's death in 1980, but continues to be popular and has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.
The story goes when Page's band The Yardbirds broke up he wanted to create a "supergroup" with Jeff Beck on guitar and The Who's drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwhistle.
Page put together a new lineup to fulfill two outstanding commitments. The band that would become Led Zeppelin do those Scandinavian gigs billed as The New Yardbirds, playing together for the first time in front of a live audience in Denmark in 1968
After getting a record contract, the group took the new name and deliberately dropped the 'a' in lead at the suggestion of their manager, Peter Grant, so that Americans wouldn't mispronounce it "leed."
Led Zeppelin 1
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
The Song Remains The Same (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD)
Houses of the Holy
In Through the Out Door
The Complete Studio Recordings
No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded