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    of music through a personalized method. Not only did the Yardbirds, as a whole, change musical history but also the individual members created an enormous impact on other musicians of their time period, and the way future generations view music in general. The Yardbirds are famous for acquiring some of the greatest blues- based guitarists of their time period. The initial launch of this English band began in the early 1960’s. The Yardbirds weren’t as famous as other bands during the 60’s, but they

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    Led Zeppelin Biography

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    ” Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven” an iconic man once said in 1971. If you know this song then sure enough you know the masterminds behind it, Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin is an iconic rock band from Great Britain, they took the world by storm when they combined hard rock with the delicacy of British folk music. The members of this iconic rock band are Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones. In this research paper we will take a look at each of these musical members

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    Led Zeppelin

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    and the keyboard, and John Bonham beat the drums. The group had the complete set up for a band right off the start. They produced their first record in thirty hours to complete their deal with the old Yardbirds. They toured Scandinavia for awhile also to complete their obligations to the Yardbirds. 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

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    one twice. The overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles.... All were from this era that seemed to glorify music as no other time period did, or ever will. The amount of evolution of music that occurred

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    the English group formed, Page was looking for new members to join his band, the New Yardbirds, in which he came across Robert Plant in 1968 after Terry Reed (singer) recommended the blues singer, since he was unavailable and could not join. At the time, Plant was performing with the group Hobbs Tweedle, where Jimmy Page observed the vocalists unusual style. In turn, after inviting the singer to join the New Yardbirds, Robert recommended the drummer, John Bonham who was also a member of Hobbs Tweedle

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    himself a spot in the Yardbirds where he played with the two other major British guitar heroes of the 60s, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The Yardbirds became very popular with their bluesy rock. While on the Yardbirds, he even earned himself the nickname of "Slowhand" because his forceful string bending often times led to his breaking a string onstage. He would replace it right there in front of the audience while they engaged in a slow hand-clapping. Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 because they

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    group made Eric's career start going upward. During this time Eric was known as Slowhand and people were finally starting to recognize him. With the Yardbirds, Eric, and the rest of the Yardbirds got a Grammy in the year 1992. Then, as the Yardbirds music genre started to change Eric still wanted to pursue the genre of electric blues and quit the Yardbirds. Next, Eric joins the group the Bluesbreakers and in this group he establishes a reputation and gains the nickname “God.” This nickname is gained

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    The Guitar Solo

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    If someone mentions guitar solo to you, what comes to mind? A musical god commanding a stage? A puffy haired, spandex clad dude making silly faces? Do you see a duck walk? A burning guitar? The guitar as an instrument evokes so many feelings, even for those not musically inclined. The guitar solo, is also a topic of heated debates. What makes a good solo? Is it the ability to compliment a song, or to be a showcase for self-indulgence? And while the guitar solo seems synonymous with rock and roll

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    Eric Clapton

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    Because of his skill and ever- evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar virtuosos Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Together, they created a whole new blues/rock sound that many of the famous ‘60s and ‘70s bands copied. Clapton left The Yardbirds when he felt the band strayed too far from their blues roots towards pop music. E.C. then joined British keyboardist, harmonica player, singer/songwriter

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    A Brief History of Led Zeppelin

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    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

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