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Led Zeppelin
   
Number of songs: 16 | Total weeks on charts: 72
Appearing in a total number of: 24 charts | Total period running: 2819 days
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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Formed in London in 1968, the group's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.

After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), their untitled fourth album (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). Their fourth album, which features the track "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant generally supplied the lyrics. Jones' keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group's catalogue, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the United States. Each of their nine studio albums placed on the Billboard Top 10 and six reached the number-one spot. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the '70s", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states that they were "as influential" during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Led Zeppelin in the news
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The Ghost Of Paul Revere Embark On Largest Headlining Tour To Date (19/09/2017) Sons Of Apollo Release Video For "Coming Home" From 'Psychotic Symphony' Album Due Out October 20, 2017 (18/09/2017)
Sons Of Apollo Release Video For "Coming Home" From 'Psychotic Symphony' Album Due Out October 20 (15/09/2017) Stuart Hollinger Pushes To Keep Rock Music In The Mainstream (06/09/2017)
Lighters In The Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016 By Corbin Reiff Due Out 10/10 (05/09/2017) The Ghost Of Paul Revere Turns Heartbreak Into Metamorphosis On 'Monarch,' Out October 27, 2017 (01/09/2017)
Los Angeles Dream Pop Duo Loch & Key Sophomore Album 'Slow Fade' Set For Release October 27, 2017 (31/08/2017) New Book On Legendary Proto-Metal Power Trio Bang "The Bang Story: From The Basement To The Bright Lights" (23/08/2017)
Sons Of Apollo (Featuring Portnoy, Sherinian, Bumblefoot, Sheehan, Soto) Launch Debut Track "Signs Of The Time" (18/08/2017) Sons Of Apollo Featuring Ex-Members Of Dream Theater, Guns N' Roses And Journey Debut Album 'Psychotic Symphony,' Due Out October 20 (02/08/2017)
Classic Rock Lives - Black Country Communion Is Back! (01/08/2017) Classic Rock Legends Spirit's Self-Titled Debut Album To Be Released On Limited Edition Hybrid SACD! (23/06/2017)
WNYC Premieres Dick Connette's Van Morrison Mash-Up And Chuck Brown Tribute From Too Sad For The Public Vol. 1, Out 6/16 (09/06/2017)
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