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Led Zepplin - Greenville Remembers

One of classic rock bands of prominence is Led Zepplin. How many of you hear “Stairway to Heaven” or “Fool in the Rain” right now. It echoes in your head at just the though of the band. That is exactly the type of feeling every classic rock band should have and this one is certainly no different.
From the humble beginnings in 1968 until 1980 they toured round the world, visiting city after city to bring joy to the masses. Their music has rocked the world. An English rock band formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music.
These guys had great success even in their earliest years. This success skyrocketed in the 1970s. The band was notorious for their antics offstage such as trashing hotel rooms and Bonham’s riding a motorcycle inside. This mayhem seemed to spawn more popularity for the group. Their most popular song of all was on their fourth album. This album was released with no title and no artist name on the cover. It was given the name “The Fourth Album” by Atlantic Records for cataloging purposes. “Stairway to Heaven” was such a powerful song it was rated as “the best guitar solo” of all time.
Had it not been for the untimely death of drummer John Bonham in 1980 who knows where this classic group may have ended up. There have been several reunions by the surviving members with Bonham’s son Jason sitting in on drums. Recently there has even been some discussion of a reunion tour; however, Robert Plant has dismissed his participation in such a tour. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and given many other honors over the past decades. But perhaps their most prestigious award is that of a place in the hearts of the die hard classic rockers.


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