Led Zeppelin combined the visceral power and intensity of hard rock with the finesse and delicacy of British folk music. In so doing, they helped redefine the direction that rock music took in the Seventies. Since their breakup in 1980, Led Zeppelin seems in retrospect to have been the most significant rock group of the post-Beatles era. Their impact extends to classic and alternative rockers alike.
Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 out of the ashes of the Yardbirds, coming together around guitarist Jimmy Page as the "New Yardbirds" in order to fulfill contractual obligations after the original group's demise. Page's stint in the Yardbirds (1966-1968) followed a period of years as one of Britain's great session... Read More