3.1Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin is an English rock band,formed in London in 1968. The bands original line up consisted on guitaristJimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, keyboardist and bassist John Paul Jones anddrummer John Bonham. They are believedto be one of the originators of heavy metal, though their music style focused alot on hard rock, blues rock and folk rock, as well as psychedelia. Theband achieved commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), LedZeppelin II(1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Led Zeppelin IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). For a decadethis band is said to have ruled over the whole music industry with itsmysterious style, meaningful lyrics and Robert’s powerful vocal chords,accompanied with thundering drum solos and melodic keyboard sounds. Theband reached new level success with their hit song ‘Stairway to Heaven’, whichis one of the most popular and influential works in rock music history ever.The song is divided in three sections, each section increases in speed and rythm.
‘Stairway to Heaven’ is said to include one of the best guitar solos in rockmusic, also claiming the title of the biggest-selling piece of sheet music inhistory. In 2004 the song was put by the Rolling Stone magazine as number 31 ontheir list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’. LedZeppelin has influenced many well-known rock bands such as AC/DC, Queen, GunsN’ Roses, Def Leppard and many more. After 49 years, despite the band breakingup in 1980, Led Zeppelin is still considered to be the most successful andinfluential rock group in history. The music was not content – they were alwaystrying something new, something that came with passion and expertise. TheRolling stone magazine lists Led Zeppelin number 14.
in the list of ‘100Greatest Artists of All Time’ and for a reason. The music was not coming from aproducer or a songbook, but from the band members themselves, opening new doorsto the world of music. This band is also a great example that music industry isnot all about money and appearance. Their bohemian influenced lifestyle provedthat money is not everything – it is more about the emotions and feelings thatcome with writing music and performing.