If you’re into Classic Rock then you gotta love Led Zeppelin! I must say it’s one of my all time favorite bands. They will forever be considered Classic and some may even say legends. They came from over the pond…London, England and started out as The New Yard Birds in 1968. Quickly changing the name to Led Zeppelin, they were signed on by Atlantic, but later formed their own label known as Swan Song.
The name Led Zeppelin came about from sort of a teasing. A couple of nay Sayers said the new band would go down like a led balloon… foreseeing disastrous results. Ha… proved them wrong!
They’ve won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Throughout their career, Led Zeppelin has collected many nods and awards. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Music Hall of Fame in the UK in 2006. Included with their awards are a 2005 American Music Award, and the 2006 Polar music Prize.
Let’s talk about the influence they have on the music of today, shall we? Take a look the way that the front man Robert Plant dressed back in their hay day. Tight Hip Hugger pants ragged clingy T-shirts, scarves, big hair and jewelry and let’s not forget the skin tight lace sided pants worn by the hair metal bands of the 80’s. All, in my opinion have been… Not so much copied but more of an inspired touch by Mr. Plant and used by bands and a lot of the youth today. Mostly every second hand store you walk into these days has at least two or three of the main components you need to become a hot rocker. The attitude and much, much needed charisma… you kind of just have to be born with. It’s not taught nor can be learned, you either got it or you don’t.
These guys obviously had it all…in Aces! The names of the fellas that made up this doozy of a band are… just in case you listen to one of these amazing albums and decide to name one of your children after ( if not all of them ) Are… Jimmy Page- guitarist, Robert Plant- singer, John Bonham- drummer and John Paul Jones-bassist/keyboardist.
• Led Zeppelin (1969)
• Led Zeppelin II (1969)
• Led Zeppelin III (1970)
• Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
• Houses of the Holy (1973)
• Physical Graffiti (1975)
• Presence (1976)
• In through the Out Door (1979)
• Coda (1982)
After the death of the drummer John Bonham in the sad year of 1978, the band broke up and in my opinion hasn’t been the same since. His talent as a drummer is a whole other conversation. Some folks believe he was the best drummer ever known to mankind.
The style of their music is a combination of Blues, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock and Folk Rock. It is an amazing combination that forever changed the sound of recorded music in this world and I’m sure has contributed to many good memories and life changing moments in people’s lives. If your reading this and are from a household that has not introduced you to this band, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor of listening to the band and soaking up some of the culture from the 70’s.
If you are a fan you can get a Led Zeppelin Fabric Poster at most of your local Music stores online.