History of Led Zeppelin

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The history of Led Zeppelin is absolutely incredible. The band formed in 1968, in England. The band consisted of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. Led Zeppelin is credited for being the first heavy metal bands. Their music was a variety of blues, folk, rockabilly, reggae, soul, funk, jazz, classical, Celtic, Indian, Arabic, pop, Latin and country. Led Zeppelin used to be called The Yardbirds. Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds in 1966 to play bass guitar after the lead bassist left the band, soon after, Jimmy Page switched to second lead guitar. Some of Led Zeppelin’s influences include: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. After Led Zeppelin, Jones played with a number of artists and bands including: R.E.M, Heart, Ben E.King, Foo Fighters and many more.

John Paul was the bassist of Led Zeppelin was born John Baldwin on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup/Kent England. John Paul Jones was also the keyboardist of Led Zeppelin. When John was 14 years old (in 1950) he bought his first bass guitar and played it up until 1975. John decided he would take up bass after hearing Phil Upchurch a local bassist from Chicago who had a major influence on John.

Robert Anthony Plan was the lead vocalist of Led Zeppelin. Born on August 20 1948 in West Bromwich England, Robert was known as being the lead vocalist of Led Zeppelin. Robert is notorious for his powerful style, mystical lyrics and his very wide vocal range. After the break up of the band in 1980, Robert pursued a successful solo career beginning with his first solo album: “Pictures at Eleven”. Today, Plant has been recording music with bluegrass star Alison Krauss, and has an album coming out on October 23.

John Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin. John Henry Bonham was born May 31, 1948 in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. John started playing drums at the age of five, making a drum set out of containers and coffee tins. At the age of fifteen, John bought his...
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