Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, active between 1968 and 1981. Formed in the wake of the Yardbirds, they consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative, and influential groups in the history of music.

Promotional photo of Led Zeppelin from 1975

The band's name was coined by the Who drummer Keith Moon to describe the likely prospects of the impromptu 'supergroup' (consisting of himself, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jeff Beck and Nicky Hopkins) that had recorded 'Beck's Bolero' in May 1966, going over like a 'lead zeppelin'. The name stuck in Page's memory, though manager Peter Grant later removed the 'a' to avoid pronunciation errors.

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