History of Rock and Roll

Drishtant Gupta

How did this group change Rock and Roll?

They introduced a new British perspective into the world of rock and roll. The subtle intricacies of English music was juxtaposed with the strength and energy of rock. This band was formative for the 70s; they carried on the legacy of The Beatles in their style of music.

What components of this group made them so appealing in the 1970s?

The appeal for rock music was already found in the audiences around the world. Thier interjection of new styles allowed them to stand out and become popular during the seventies. Their self-titled first album used blues forms with extended solos and psychedelic effects. Additionally they also modernized the blues-rock approach in other albums.

Roots of Rock and Roll

Rock and roll originated in the United states during the 40s and 50s. It has its roots in African-American genres such as blues, boogie-woogie, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music, together with Western swing and country music.

Why are they still popular today?

In addition to pushing boundaries of music, they were the first band of incredible musicians. There were many facets of rock in the day but it all felt rather individual. Jimi with his virtuoso guitar playing, Clapton with the blues. Led Zeppelin were the first real ensemble. A band where the collective made an end result that was greater than any one player in the band.

Their Hits

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven Live (HD)
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love [HD]
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (Live Video)

Timeline

1968

Jimmy Page, a guitarist from Yardbirds, form a new group called Led Zeppelin. Which quickly gains popularity when first performing in Surrey, England.


1969

Thier debut album is greatly recived by the public. It reaches #10 on the charts. "Led Zeppelin II" then does well in the US and reaches #1 in the UK.


1970

The band releases their second #1 album called "Led Zeppelin III." A folk oriented album.


1975

Led Zeppelin became the first band i to have 6 albums on the chart at once with their release of "Physical Graffiti."


1980

Led Zeppelin disbands due to the death of their drummer.