Led Zeppelin

Led-Zeppelin1Led Zeppelin is in my top three favorite bands of all time, and if I could choose to see any band ever throughout history to perform live again, it would most definitely be Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin, which was composed of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham, and bassist John Paul Jones, were a groundbreaking rock band from the UK who came to the United States to be discovered. Their sound was accepted widely throughout the U.S. and they wound up signing a record deal. Led Zeppelin is revered as one of the ultimate classic rock bands who not only sang rock and roll but lived it as well. They fully embodied the rock and roll culture and left their mark on the rock and roll world. Their first album Led Zeppelin was released in 1969, (which features the popular song “Dazed and Confused”) became a huge success and would then obviously spark more albums to come. Next, was Led Zeppelin II, featuring songs like “Whole Lotta Love”, “The Lemon Song”, and “Ramble On”. This also gained popularity and was very successful. Next released was Led Zeppelin III and then Led Zeppelin IV. Led Zeppelin IV is by far one of my favorite albums of all time. It is definitely in my top five favorites. This album alone was revolutionary due to the song “Stairway to Heaven” which to this day is still the most demanded and number 1 requested rock song on charts. This shows that Led Zeppelin’s impact and influence remains and is widely used in the music industry today. This entire album, in my opinion, is a journey, especially if you listen to the album on vinyl. From “Black Dog” to “Going to California” and all the songs in between and after, this album is Led Zeppelin at its finest. Following this album was Houses of the Holy, and a few albums followed in between. But in 1979, Led Zeppelin released In Through the Outdoor. This album is very different then the usual Zeppelin material. The sound is different along with the vocals, but overall, it is still a great album. This album features songs like “Fool in the Rain” and “In the Evening”. Led Zeppelin became more than just a band because they disbanded letting the world know that they WERE rock and roll. They put on a great show that could last hours, and as I have heard, these shows were well worth the wait and you would never be bored during a show. Robert Plant was a true showman and his vocals were very distinct which also gave Led Zeppelin a certain character. I truly do wish that I could time travel and go back to one of Led Zeppelin’s shows. They rightfully earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and according to Rolling Stone, John Bonham is the number 1 drummer of all time and also according to Rolling Stone, Jimmy Page is the third best guitarist of all time. In case you are wondering, Jimi Hendrix is number 1 guitarist of all time, and rightfully so. Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 after the death of their drummer John Bonham but the legacy never died. There will never be another Led Zeppelin but as they say, heroes get remembered, but legends never die and Led Zeppelin is here to stay and most definitely still alive.


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