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Led Zeppelin

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on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Led Zeppelin

Who are the individuals of the group? guitarist Jimmy Page,
singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. What made them choose to be musicians? How was the group formed? Who influenced the artist(s)? Did any events influence their music? Names of some of the most popular songs/albums - what was their first big hit? How many albums did they have? Sytle/genre of music and what is the age group targeted? Awards Led Zeppelin officially released 9 studio albums:
Led Zeppelin - released 1969
Led Zeppelin II - 1969
Led Zeppelin III - 1970
Led Zeppelin IV - 1971
Houses of the Holy - 1973
Physical Graffiti - 1975
Presence - 1976
In Through The Out Door - 1979
Coda - 1982

They also have 3 official live albums:
The Song Remains The Same - 1976
BBC Sessions - released 1997 -
How The West Was Won - released 2003 Led Zeppelins first big hit was the song "good times bad times" on their very first album Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin had many popular songs such as immigrent song, kashmir, black dog, stairway and heaven, etc. Music Video on immigrant song by Led Zeppelin Did they influence anyone else in the music industry? Where are they today? What do they mean today? Led Zeppelins awards and nominations Awards Wins Nominations American Music awards Grammy Awards 1 0 4 1 Totals Awards won Nominations 18 3 Led Zeppelin influenced hard rock and heavy metal bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen, and Megadeth as well as progressive metal bands like Tool and Dream Theater. They influenced some early punk and post-punk bands, among them the Ramones and the Cult. They were also an important influence on the development of alternative rock, as bands adapted elements from the "Zeppelin sound" of the mid-1970s, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Bands and artists from diverse genres have acknowledged the influence of Led Zeppelin, such as Madonna, Shakira, Lady Gaga, and Katie Melua. How did they change the music industry Led Zeppelin was influenced by a type of music "the blues". It was the type of music that most of the individuals listened too and knew that they wanted to create music in the blues. The group was formed when jimmy paged joined the blues influenced band. Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant. Plant eventually accepted the position, recommending former Band of Joy drummer John Bonham. John Paul Jones, at the suggestion of his wife, contacted Page about the vacant position. Having known Jones from his session days, Page agreed to let him join as the final member. Led Zeppelin's music was rooted in the blues. The influence of abrupt, non-fluid American blues of Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Skip James was particularly apparent, especially on Led Zeppelin I and II.[126] Tracks were structured around the twelve-bar blues on every studio album except one, and the blues directly and indirectly influenced other songs both musically and lyrically. Led Zeppelin targeted age groups from ages 16 to the 40's. Awards Grammy awards American music awards 1 Award Wins Nominations 0 4 1 Totals 18 3 With their heavy, guitar driven sound, Led Zeppelin changed the music industry by being one of the first to create the genre heavy metal. The band broke up when Bonham's unexpected death in 1980. Since 1980, the surviving members have pursued solo careers and have also been involved in a series of on and off performances. The latest reunion led Zeppelin had was 27 years after the band disbanded from each other. The band was honored the "Best Live Act" award and was described the "greatest rock and roll band of all time.
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