Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968. The group was comprised of Robert Plant, 60, on vocals. Jimmy Page, 65, on lead guitar, John Paul Jones, 63, on bass guitar, and the late John Bonham on Drums.
Many rock and roll writers consider Led Zeppelin to be the very first heavy metal band. They definitely had a guitar-driven sound.
HERE ARE TEN LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN:
1. The band’s original name was Unled Blimp (which was suggested by Dusty Springfield).
2. Lead singer Robert Plant’s real name is Roberto Mata (Mata is Spanish for Plant).
3. The town of Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 2007 voted to change the town’s name to Led Zeppelin, Wyoming.
4. The name Led Zeppelin, in Polynesian, means baby crickets who drink lots of mud and eat triple-sized cottonballs. Read more…