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Led Zeppelin

  1. 1. Led Zeppelin
  2. 2. Led Zeppelin <ul><li>Formation of the band </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Page </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Plant </li></ul><ul><li>John Bonham </li></ul><ul><li>John Paul Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Discography </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy and influence </li></ul><ul><li>Awards and honours </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Formation of the band </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings can be traced to the break-up the blues influenced band The Yardbirds. </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Page formed a new band called The New Yardbirds which became Led Zeppelin. </li></ul><ul><li>Page’s first choice vocalist was Terry Reid who declined but suggested Robert Plant. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Plant in turn recommended John Bonham as the drummer. </li></ul><ul><li>John Paul Jones then applied to be the bass player with his wife’s encouragement. </li></ul><ul><li>August 1968 was when the band had their first jam session. </li></ul><ul><li>The chemistry was felt instantly as they blasted their way through Train Kept a Rollin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Jimmy Page </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy Patrick Page OBE (DOB 9/2/1944). </li></ul><ul><li>From Heston, Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead guitar (although can play other instruments.) </li></ul><ul><li>Rated as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a songwriter and record producer. </li></ul><ul><li>Had a few guitar lessons but was largely self taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Has been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame twice. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Robert Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Anthony Plant OBE DOB (20/8/1948) </li></ul><ul><li>From West Bromwich, Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Was lead singer with the group Band of Joy, before joining Led Zeppelin. </li></ul><ul><li>Plant is often cited as The archetypal rock and roll front man. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently teamed up with blue grass singer Alison Krauss, together they won a Grammy of the album, Raising Sands. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>John Bonham </li></ul><ul><li>John Henry Bonham DOB (31/5/1948). </li></ul><ul><li>From Redditch, Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Rated by many as The best rock drummer of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently Voted number one rock drummer by viewers in a BBC poll. </li></ul><ul><li>Reportedly took some persuading to join Led Zeppelin. </li></ul><ul><li>Nickname - Bonzo </li></ul><ul><li>Tragically died on the 25/8/1980, aged 32 (Years old). </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>John Paul Jones </li></ul><ul><li>John Paul Jones DOB (3/1/1948) </li></ul><ul><li>From Sidcup, Kent, Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also play a wide range of instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Is also a composer and record producer. </li></ul><ul><li>It said that Jones’ wife encouraged him to join Led Zeppelin. </li></ul><ul><li>Jones is currently part of the super group, Them Crooked Crows. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Led Zeppelin Discography </li></ul>1982 <ul><li>In Through the Out Door </li></ul>1979 <ul><li>Presence </li></ul>1975 <ul><li>Physical Graffiti </li></ul>1973 <ul><li>Houses of the Holy </li></ul>1971 <ul><li>Led Zeppelin IV </li></ul>1970 <ul><li>Led Zeppelin III </li></ul>1969 <ul><li>Led Zeppelin II </li></ul>1969 <ul><li>Led Zeppelin </li></ul><ul><li>Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Albums </li></ul><ul><li>Studio Albums </li></ul>2008 Definitive Collection 2007 Mothership 2002 Early Days and Latter Days 2000 Latter Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two 1999 Early Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One 1993 The complete studio recordings 1993 Led Zeppelin Boxed set 2 1990 Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990 Led Zeppelin Boxed set 2003 How the West was won 1997 BBC Sessions 1976 The song remains the same <ul><li>Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Albums </li></ul><ul><li>Live and Compilations Albums </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Legacy and influence </li></ul><ul><li>Along with the Beatles they are considered one of the most influential band of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>The progenitors of heavy rock / heavy metal. </li></ul><ul><li>Considered to be the best live band of all time. </li></ul><ul><li>Reportedly had 20,000,000 online enquiries for their reunion gig in 2007 at the O2 arena (20,000 capacity). </li></ul><ul><li>Many bands and artist have cited Led Zeppelin as a major influence on their career. </li></ul><ul><li>Their concert tours from the seventies have now passed into legend. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Awards and Honours </li></ul><ul><li>Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. </li></ul><ul><li>MOJO Award in 2008 for Best Live Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Entered UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>The Q Merit Award 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 (USA). </li></ul><ul><li>Rated number 1 hard rock band by VH1. </li></ul><ul><li>The Polar Music Award 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>A 2010 BBC poll rated them the best band of all time. </li></ul>