Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin – Brief History

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin were an English rock band. Original members included guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Led Zeppelin’s brand of rock music with it’s often loud guitar sound is termed as heavy metal.

Though critics were not much in favour of their style, Led Zeppelin however did quite well with their self title album, Led Zeppelin 1,2 and 3. Their most successful album was the fourth one titled, “Stairway to Heaven” which eventually brought them the fame they deserved.

Led Zeppelin enjoyed great success during the Seventies with record breaking tours. Unfortunately, their good fortune took a dip in the late Seventies and with the death of Bonham in 1980, the group disbanded.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group’s record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the United States. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the heaviest band of all time”, “the biggest band of the ’70s”, and “unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum’s biography of the band states that they were “as influential” during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.