A Brief History of Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in 1968. The band was made up of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page playing guitar, John Paul Jones playing bass, and John Bonham on drums. Although they are credited for being a hard rock band and influencing other hard rock and heavy metal bands, they also incorporated genres such as blues, folk, country, soul, funk, reggae, and rockabilly into their music. They were extremely successful not only in England, but also the United States. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 111.5 million in the U.S. Every one of their albums reached the top ten of the Billboard album chart, 6 of them reaching number one.

Jimmy Page first started in the band the Yardbirds. They didn’t last very long, but Page and the Yardbirds bassist, Chris Dreja wanted to put together a new band. He originally wanted singer Terry Reid on vocals, but he declined and suggested Robert Plant. He accepted the offer to sing in this band. They later found drummer John Bonham. Dreja soon dropped out of the project to become a photographer and John Paul Jon...
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