Click on the artist(s) name to check out their "artist Essential"

Don Henley
George Harrison
Hall and Oates
Heart
J Geils
Jimi Hendrix
More Links



Led Zeppelin

Arising as an emergency measure to fulfill The Yardbirds' post-breakup tour obligations, Led Zeppelin went on to become one of the most important rock bands of all time, crafting a unique sound that combined hard rock and blues with mythology and mysticism in a blend that set the stage for, and still epitomizes, heavy metal. In the summer of 1968, The Yardbirds disbanded, leaving guitarist Jimmy Page with unfulfilled contracts for concert appearances by the group. He quickly put together a band with singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones, and the group went out on tour as the New Yardbirds. By October of that year they had recorded their debut album and changed their name to Led Zeppelin. They enjoyed blockbuster success with a series of albums and tours up through the mid-'70s, when the sudden death of Plant's young son threw the band into hiatus. In September 1980, just as the band was preparing for a new tour, Bonham died after a drinking binge; several months later his bandmates decided they couldn't go on and officially ended the Zep's long run. Page and Plant have periodically reunited for various projects.

Written by: Mary Eisenhart

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/

Wolfgang's Vault Information


Advisory Board Login

Login to access chat and Drive Contests
Not a member? Sign up here.

Email Address:  
 
OR
 
Login via
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
7:00am
Milestones in Rock
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1973
10:45am
$1,000 Song of The Day
We Will Rock You - Queen
5:00pm
Lost & Found
9:00pm
Long One @ 9
Foghat
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1973
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
12:00am
Triple Play Thursday
(all day)
7:00am
Milestones in Rock
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1967
3:15pm
$1,000 Song of The Day
You Better You Bet - The Who
5:00pm
Lost & Found
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1967