Led Zeppelin

By Jefferson Ye

How did this group change Rock and Roll?

Combining the power and intensity of hard rock with the delicacy of British folk music, Led Zeppelin redefined rock in the 1970s and for all time. They were as influential in that decade as the Beatles were in the prior one.
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What components of this group made them so appealing in the 1970s?

The group’s use of familiar blues-rock forms with exotic flavors found favor among the rock audience that emerged in the Seventies. Their self-titled first album used blues forms with extended solos and psychedelic effects, most notably on “Dazed and Confused,” and “Good Times Bad Times”. Led Zeppelin II had them modernizing their blues-rock approach on such tracks as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker” and “Ramble On.

Roots of Rock and Roll

Rock and roll is a genre of music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, from a combination of African-American genres such as blues, boogie-woogie, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music, together with Western swing and country music.
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Why are they still popular today?

Led Zeppelin still appeals to many people today because they were the first band to have a darker and evil vibe to the Rock and Roll genre. The band pushed the boundaries of Rock and Roll and Blues. They constantly innovated their genre and broke into new territories.

Top Songs

Led Zeppelin- Stairway to Heaven with Lyrics
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times



The Yardbirds break up, guitarist Jimmy Page forms the New Yardbirds and changes the group’s name to Led Zeppelin, allegedly on the advice of the Who’s Keith Moon. Led Zeppelin performs its first show, at Surrey University in England.


The hotly anticipated, self-titled debut album by Led Zeppelin enters the album charts, ultimately reaching #10. ‘Led Zeppelin II’ tops the U.S. album charts for the first of seven weeks; it will reach #1 in the U.K. in February 1970.


The more folk-oriented ‘Led Zeppelin III’ becomes the band’s second #1 album.


‘Physical Graffiti,’ a double album by Led Zeppelin, reaches #1 in its second week of release. It stays there for six weeks. Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have 6 albums on the chart at once.


Led Zeppelin releases a statement announcing that it is disbanding in the wake of drummer John Bonham’s death.