Led Zeppelin

Hard Rock


They were an English rock band formed in London around 1968. The band includes the guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and pianist John Paul Jones, and the drummer John Bonham. The band was originally called the "New Yardbirds." They began their first tour in the UK October 4, 1968. When they first stared out the group was not popular with critics. The band achieved significance with commercial success. They are considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups. They are one of the best-selling music artists in history of audio recording. They are the second best selling band in the United States and each album they released was placed on the Billboard Top 10. Later, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states they they were "as influential" during the 1970's as the Beatles were during the 1960's
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Event Propelling them to Fame

When the band signed with Atlantic Records they changed their name the the New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin.Signing with Atlantic Records, they lost a lot of their artistic freedom. Although, when they released the albums Led Zeppelin 1-3(1969 and 1970,) their songs made it onto the top forty. They latter released the Untitled Fourth Album(1971,) Houses of the Holy (1973,) and Physical Graffiti (1975.) The album Led Zeppelin featured memorable guitar riffs, psychedelic blues, groovy, bluesy shuffles and hints of English Folk creating a significant turning point in hard rock and heavy metal.

Top Songs

  • "Stairway To Heaven"
  • "Whole Lotta Love"
  • "Immigrant Song"
  • "Kashmir"

Top Albums

  • Led Zeppelin IV
  • Led Zeppelin II
  • Led Zeppelin III


Variation of rock and roll music, which has its earliest roots in the early-1960's garage and psychedelic.

Signified by:

  • Heavy distorted electric guitar, bass and drums
  • Influenced by Blue Music
  • Mainly uses the pentatonic scale
  • Bands containing two types of guitarists
  • Bass line outlines the harmony
  • Drums providing rhythm and drive
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (Music-Lyrics)


Sounds: Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Main Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Drum Set, Bass, Backup Vocals

Harmony: Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Drum Set, Bass, Backup Vocals

Melody: Main Vocals

Rhythm: Moderate

Growth: Soft, Moderate, Loud, Moderate Hill Shape

Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2, Chorus, Verse 3, Chorus, Verse 4, Verse 5, Verse 6, Interlude, Bridge, Outro

Rock: Hard Rock


Works Cited

DeRiso, Nick. "Led Zeppelin Albums, Ranked From Worst To Best." Ultimate Classic Rock. Ultimate Classics Rock, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

"Hard Rock." - New World Encyclopedia. New World Encyclopedia, 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.

"Led Zeppelin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.