Led Zeppelin First Played Around 50 Years Ago
Just around 50 years ago, at the first joint exercise, a couple of friends formed the legendary band Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham felt instant connection at that time in the basement room on London’s Gerrard Street. Who knew that their connection would turn out to be something so great!
In interview back in 1990, John Paul Jones said, that the room they practiced in was indeed a very small place. He said that he, and the rest of band’s members, just stared at each other and wondered which song to play. Then they though of playing a song called Train kept a Rolling by Yardbirds. They started playing, the room exploded and the rest is a history.
Robert Plant said that he remembered the immense power of their first meeting and immediately knew that this is something they have to preserve.
Led Zeppelin is one of the most influential bands in musical history, with its diverse musical influences, such as blues, psychedelia and folk music. They contributed decisively to the development of hard rock.
Most music was written by Page, and the text was taken care of by Plant. After Bonham’s death in 1980, the group officially stopped working, but later met several times.
At first, people had a hard time accepting Led Zeppelin, but they later became a great commercial success.
They achieved the greatest success with the fourth album titled Led Zeppelin IV and became one of the best-selling albums. The critics said that it is one of the best records of all time.