Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin formed out of the ashes of The Yardbirds.  Jimmy Page had joined the band in its final days, playing a pivotal role on the group's final album, 1967's Little Games, which also featured string arrangements from John Paul Jones.  During 1967, the Yardbirds were fairly inactive.  Whilst the band members decided the group's future, Page returned to session work in 1967. In the spring of 1968, he played on Jones' arrangement of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man." During the sessions, Jones requested to be part of any future project Page would develop. Page would have to assemble a band sooner than he had planned. In the summer of 1968, the Yardbirds' Keith Relf and Jim McCarty left, leaving Page and bassist Chris Dreja with the rights to the name, as well as the obligation of fulfilling an upcoming fall tour. Page set out to find a replacement vocalist and drummer. Initially, he wanted to enlist singer Terry Reid and Procol Harum's drummer B.J. Wilson, but neither musician was able to join the group. Reid suggested that Page contact Robert Plant, who was singing with a band called Hobbstweedle.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 (Performer).
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Led Zeppelin Discography

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none Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (Album) Atlantic none US 1968 Sell This Version
ATC 9200 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATC 9200 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
TL-ST-135 Dusty Springfield / Led Zeppelin Dusty Springfield / Led Zeppelin - Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-Play(LP, Promo, Smplr) Atlantic TL-ST-135 US 1969 Sell This Version
2401-002 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 2401-002 UK 1970 Sell This Version
STA 122 Led Zeppelin Untitled (Album) Atlantic STA 122 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1971 Sell This Version
CN 1423/S Led Zeppelin / Faces (3) Led Zeppelin / Faces (3) - Stereo Pop Special-1 (2xLP) BBC Transcription Services CN 1423/S UK 1972 Sell This Version
SD-7255 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD-7255 El Salvador 1973 Sell This Version
SS 2-200 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Album) Swan Song SS 2-200 US 1975 Sell This Version
4JSCMV43068 Led Zeppelin Show #1 Week Of July 28(2xLP, Promo) Innerview 4JSCMV43068 US 1975 Sell This Version
SS 89 402, W 89402 Led Zeppelin The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same (Album, Comp) Swan Song SS 89 402, W 89402 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
SS 8416 0698 Led Zeppelin Presence (Album) Swan Song SS 8416 0698 Philippines 1976 Sell This Version
SS 16002 Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door (Album) Swan Song SS 16002 US 1979 Sell This Version
RSMP 81-4 Led Zeppelin The Continuous History Of Rock And Roll(2xLP, Promo) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSMP 81-4 US 1981 Sell This Version
79 00514 Led Zeppelin Coda (Album) Swan Song, Swan Song, Swan Song 79 00514 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
none Led Zeppelin Maxell Is Pleased To Present Led Zeppelin In Concert(2xLP, Promo) London Wavelength none US 1982 Sell This Version
11/17/89 Led Zeppelin The Led Zeppelin Story(3xLP, Promo) Unistar Radio Programming 11/17/89 US 1989 Sell This Version
83061-2 Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions (Album, Comp) Atlantic 83061-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
00-21 Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page - Westwood One's High Voltage Show 00-21(CDr, Ltd) Westwood One 00-21 US 2000 Sell This Version
01-28 Led Zeppelin Superstar Concert Series Show #01-28(CDr, Ltd) Westwood One 01-28 US 2001 Sell This Version
83587-2 Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won (Album) Atlantic 83587-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
532631-R2 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day (Album) Warner Music, Atlantic, Swan Song 532631-R2 Indonesia 2012 Sell This Version
7567-81526-2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-81526-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 50 008, ATL 50 008 (G), 50 008 Led Zeppelin Untitled(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic K 50 008, ATL 50 008 (G), 50 008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-2613 Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times (Single) Atlantic 45-2613 US 1969 Sell This Version
EP.1019, EP–ST–A–1019 Led Zeppelin Babe I’m Gonna Leave You / Dazed & Confused Atlantic, Atlantic EP.1019, EP–ST–A–1019 US 1969 Sell This Version

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Vince_plumber

Vince_plumber

February 1, 2016
HELP!!!!!!!
I have a copy of Physical Graffiti ss 2-200 where the label on all four sides says ST-SS- 753311 CSM. Cant find it in here, either does any of the matrix number match any in here.
ilovepsb

ilovepsb

September 28, 2015
I had the chance to attend a concert when they came to Paris, on April,2 1973: 2 hours1/2 of Heaven !!!
benringel

benringel

June 9, 2015
One of the most striking and unusual sounds of all time!
Frankiko

Frankiko

May 4, 2015
I.m.o., best band ever!!!
djpascaldesjardins

djpascaldesjardins

February 15, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
The debate of who was the greatest band of all time is all a matter of opinion and personal taste so I won't tread those waters. Instead I'll add that Led Zeppelin were certainly one of the most influental bands of all time. They were the first to play really heavy blues with John Bonham getting their unique deep bass drum sound by using the oversized kick drum a la Gene Kruppa. With Plant's mystical, high pitched vocals, Jimmy Page's guitar genius and John Paul Jones' musical knowledge for just about any instrument in existance, Led Zeppelin started taking Rock to new levels with their first two albums. With Led Zeppelin III & Led Zeppelin IV (aka Zofo), they really came into their own and people stopped comparing them to Black Sabbath. All from a band comprised of leftovers from the Yardbirds, that rumor has it was named by the Who's drummer Keith Moon when he said that this band was going to 'go over like a led balloon'.
After Bonzo's death, the group felt they could not go on and still have their "Led Zeppelin" sound as they felt that Bonham's drums were a vital component to that sound. Now their music belongs to the ages.
MrFonktrain

MrFonktrain

January 22, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Led Zeppelin - in my opinion the greatest Rock Band of all times. They formed in 1968 from the Ashes of the new "Yardbirds", and though the first Album did not show all of their talent, Plant & Page's Blues-interpretations and their uncompromising Hard Rock opened a whole new dimension to Rock n Roll.

They filled stadiums troughout the world from 1970 till 1980, but drugs and alcohol often led to severe problems, that couldn't even be solved by their brawny manager Peter Grant. John Bonham - maybe the world's best drummer - passed away on September 25, 1980 due to alcohol abuse. This was the end, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant disbanded the group, because John Bonham seemed to be irreplaceable to them.

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