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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was one of the hard rock bands of the 70‘s. They were also one of the greatest success stories that ever played hard rock music. They were formed in 1968 in England. The group was one the more popular hard rock groups that performed in the seventies, and even had some hits in the 1960’s. Their music was so popular mostly because they brought a new form of rock to the table. They brought their own style which was unusual for this time an attracted many listeners. Led Zeppelin was formed from the old band The Yardbirds.

They mixed a variety of different genres of music like album rock, British blues, British metal , arena rock, heavy metal, hard rock, blues-rock, rock/pop and the blues and incorporated mythology, cystitis, and most notably world music and British folk. The members of the group are Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. Jimmy Page played guitar, Robert Plant was the vocalist, John Paul Jones played bass guitar and the keyboard, and John Bonham was the drummer. They produced their first record in thirty hours. When they first came to the United States they supported Vanilla Fudge.

They also played in clubs to start their American popularity. After they played in the clubs they got their first headlining tour. Led Zeppelin the record was released by the Atlantic Records in 1969. Shortly after the record was released it was number eight and stayed in the top twenty for six weeks. When the “Led Zeppelin II” was released, it was Atlantic Records fastest selling album at 100,000 copies a week.

They broke their own record in 1975 when “Physical Graffiti” that sold 500 copies an hour. All of their albums have gone platinum. That is something that is quite amazing and is rarely ever done. They were the first group to heavily tour the United States and tour the rest of the world. This occurred because there was a lack of interest in them in Britain.

Their success was due to their manager Peter Grant. Peter was able to keep the group moving from place to place and kept the people interested in them. Led Zeppelin starred in their own movie called “The Song Remains Playing.” A representative from their record company called and told Page that the sales of their new album “Houses of the Holy”...

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