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History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact Essay

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History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact

Tell someone to name a band from the 1960s and '70s and you could probably listen to a dozen answers before hearing the same one twice. The overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds,
Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby, Stills, Nash &
Young, The Eagles.... All were from this era that seemed to glorify music as no other time period did, or ever will. The amount of evolution of music that occurred in this time period is amazing as well. The
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John Baldwin, June 3, 1946, Sidcup, Kent). Willingly joined in on bass. 19-year old vocalist, Robert Plant (b. August 20, 1948, West Bromwich,
W. Midlands.) is asked to perform with The New Yardbirds. Plant accepts and leaves his homeland in the Midlands with only his subway fair in his pocket.
The last link to the chain was John Bonham (b. May 20, 1948, Bromwich) on drums.

The band finished their ten date tour of Scandinavia with some unexpected success. Everywhere they went people were asking how a band like this could go unnoticed. The unique blend of blues-influenced rock, and guitar- riff based songs blew their audience away. On October 15, 1968, Led Zeppelin, made up of Page, Plant, Jones and
Bonham, made it's official debut at Surrey University. The group began touring the US, backing up such headliners as Vanilla Fudge, and The MC5 shortly thereafter. Instantaneous recognition followed. The groups popularity was soaring. On January 31, '69, Led Zeppelin opened for Iron Butterfly, then one of the world's biggest bands. Led Zeppelin received such a resounding approval from the audience, that Doug Ingle, lead singer for Iron Butterfly decided to scrap the show. Reason being are that Iron Butterfly was afraid that they can't produce such an effect on their crowd... in their own concert...in which they are headlining. Led Zeppelin soon became a headliner in their own right. Within
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