Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.wikipedia
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The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant, a singer for the Band of Joy and Hobbstweedle.
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and co-lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page

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The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham.
James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

John Bonham

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The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham.
John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

John Paul Jones (musician)

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The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The group never formed, although Page, Beck, and Moon did record a song together in 1966, "Beck's Bolero", in a session that also included bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones.
John Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English musician and record producer who was the bassist and keyboardist in the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Heavy metal music

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With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music.
In 1968, three of the genre's most famous pioneers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were founded.

In Through the Out Door

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Although the group were initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums released over ten years, from Led Zeppelin (1969) to In Through the Out Door (1979).
In Through the Out Door is the eighth and final studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin (album)

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Although the group were initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums released over ten years, from Led Zeppelin (1969) to In Through the Out Door (1979).
Led Zeppelin is the debut album by English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin IV

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Their untitled fourth studio album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971) and featuring the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.
The untitled fourth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records.

Stairway to Heaven

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Their untitled fourth studio album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971) and featuring the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.
"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971.

Jason Bonham

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The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.
He is the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and Patricia "Pat" Bonham (née Phillips).

Led Zeppelin concerts

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The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery.
From September 1968 until the summer of 1980, English rock band Led Zeppelin were the world's most popular live music attraction, performing hundreds of sold-out concerts around the world.

Atlantic Records

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After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom.
In 1967, Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, now the Warner Music Group, and expanded into rock and pop music with releases by Led Zeppelin and Yes.

Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert

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The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.
The headline act was the English rock band Led Zeppelin, who performed their first full-length concert for almost three decades, since the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, in a one-off reunion.

The Yardbirds

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After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom.
Following the band's split in 1968, Relf and McCarty formed Renaissance and guitarist Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin.

List of highest-certified music artists in the United States

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With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the third-best-selling band in the US.

Led Zeppelin Scandinavian Tour 1968

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The band completed the Scandinavian tour as the New Yardbirds, playing together for the first time in front of a live audience at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in Gladsaxe, Denmark, on 7 September 1968.
Led Zeppelin's 1968 tour of Scandinavia was a concert tour of Denmark, Sweden and Norway by the English rock band.

Beck's Bolero

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The group never formed, although Page, Beck, and Moon did record a song together in 1966, "Beck's Bolero", in a session that also included bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones.
The recording session brought together a group of musicians, including Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, John Paul Jones, and Nicky Hopkins, who later agreed that the line up was a first attempt at what became Led Zeppelin.

Peter Grant (music manager)

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The group dropped the 'a' in lead at the suggestion of their manager, Peter Grant, so that those unfamiliar with the term would not pronounce it "leed".
Grant managed popular English bands the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Bad Company, among others, and was also a record executive for Swan Song Records.

Led Zeppelin North American Tour 1968–1969

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Tour manager Richard Cole, who would become a major figure in the touring life of the group, organised their first North American tour at the end of the year.
Led Zeppelin's 1968/1969 tour of North America was the first concert tour of the United States and Canada by the English rock band.

Billboard 200

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Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot.

Band of Joy

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Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant, a singer for the Band of Joy and Hobbstweedle.
The band is notable for including two musicians, Robert Plant and John Bonham, who went on to join Led Zeppelin, as well as Dave Pegg, who would become a member of both Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull; and, to a lesser degree, because the band's one-time roadie was Noddy Holder, who later went on to front the band Slade.

Richard Cole

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Tour manager Richard Cole, who would become a major figure in the touring life of the group, organised their first North American tour at the end of the year.
He is most known for being the tour manager of English rock band Led Zeppelin from 1968 to 1980.

Led Zeppelin II

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In their first year Led Zeppelin completed four US and four UK concert tours, and also released their second album, Led Zeppelin II.
Led Zeppelin II is the second album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 22 October 1969 in the United States and on 31 October 1969 in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records.

Whole Lotta Love

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In 1969 an edited version of "Whole Lotta Love", a track from their second album, was released as a single in the US.
"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin.

List of best-selling music artists

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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.