Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group comprised vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-oriented rock (AOR) and stadium rock.
Originally named the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that gave them considerable artistic freedom. Initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums over ten years. Their 1969 debut, Led Zeppelin, was a top-ten album in several countries and featured such tracks as "Good Times Bad Times", "Dazed a...
|Disbanded||25 Sep. 1980, in Clewer|
|Label(s)||AtlanticSwan SongEmpress Valley Supreme Disc[no label]Westwood OneThe Diagrams of Led ZeppelinRhino AtlanticRhinoTaranturaClassic Records|
|Label management||Swan Song (label founder)Superhype Music, Inc. (personal publisher)|