Led Zeppelin History

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Formed in 1968 : 

November 8, 2008 2 Formed in 1968 Jimmy Page (guitarist) Robert Plant (vocalist) John Paul Johns (bass) And… John Bonham

Jimmy Page : 

November 8, 2008 3 Jimmy Page Was born on the 9th of January, 1944 He began his career as a session guitarist in London.

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November 8, 2008 4 In 1966 He joined the English rock band The Yardbirds until 1968 when the band began to be winded down by the constant touring and recording.

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November 8, 2008 5 Jimmy page wanted to form a super group He then meet

John Paul Johns : 

November 8, 2008 6 John Paul Johns Born on the 3rd of January 1946 He was also a session musician for numerous English rock bands, like The Shadows and The Rolling Stones

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November 8, 2008 7 John was feeling burnt out from so much work and he approached Jimmy Page and told him he would like to be part of anything he was going to create. Jimmy Page, knew that he had proper music training and that he had some brilliant ideas So he jumped at the chance of getting him

Robert Plant : 

November 8, 2008 8 Robert Plant Was born on the 20th of august, 1948 Left school to become a blues singer

John Bonham : 

November 8, 2008 9 John Bonham Also known as Bonzo and recognized as one of the best rock and roll drummers Was born in May 1948

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November 8, 2008 10 Bonzo was also a session musician Robert Plant referred John Bonham to Jimmy page After seeing him perform in Hampstead, north London, Plant was instantly convinced that he was the man for the job

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November 8, 2008 18 The band, still not having released any album, started off as “the New Yardbirds” on the 25th of October 1968 in university of Surrey, Guilford

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November 8, 2008 19 Followed by their US concert debut in December 1968 Where they released their first album on the 12th of January 1969 entitled “Led Zeppelin”

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November 8, 2008 21 Page said that this album took about 35 hours of studio recording, including mixing This cost the approximately 1,750 pounds Including the artwork

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November 8, 2008 22 By 1975, “Led Zeppelin” album grossed over 7,000,000 pounds pushing Led Zeppelin at the top of the rock and roll scene

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November 8, 2008 23 In these first years, Led Zeppelin managed to do four US tours and four UK concert tours Then they released their second album

Led Zeppelin II : 

November 8, 2008 24 Led Zeppelin II Here the band further developed ideas established on their debut album, creating a work which became even more widely acclaimed and arguably more influential. It has been suggested that Led Zeppelin II largely wrote the blueprint for 1970s hard rock.

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November 8, 2008 26 For their third album Jimmy Page and Robert Plant decided to retire to Bron-Yr-Aur, a remote cottage in Wales, in 1970 From this they created “Led Zeppelin III”

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November 8, 2008 27 The result was a more acoustic sound which was strongly influenced by folk and Celtic music, and revealed the band's versatility.

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1973 - 1975 : 

November 8, 2008 29 1973 - 1975 They were called “The biggest band in the world” The success of Led Zeppelin's early years was dwarfed by this three-year period in which the band released their best selling albums and ascended to the pinnacle of musical success in the 1970s

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November 8, 2008 30 The band stayed off the british scenes for a couple of years up until 1979

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November 8, 2008 31 In August 1979, after two warm-up shows in Copenhagen, Denmark, Led Zeppelin headlined two concerts at the Knebworth Music Festival, where crowds of close to 120,000 witnessed the return of the band

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November 8, 2008 32 At one show on 27 June, in Nuremberg, Germany, the concert came to an abrupt end in the middle of the third song when John Bonham collapsed on stage and was rushed to a hospital.

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November 8, 2008 33 Press speculation arose that Bonham's problem was caused by an excess of alcohol and drugs but the band claimed that he had simply overeaten, and they completed the European tour on 7 July, at Berlin

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November 8, 2008 34 On 24 September 1980, John Bonham was picked up by Led Zeppelin assistant Rex King to attend rehearsals at Bray Studios for the upcoming tour of the United States, the band's first since 1977.

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November 8, 2008 35 During the journey Bonham had asked to stop for breakfast, where he downed four quadruple vodkas (sixteen shots - or roughly 400ml - of vodka), with a ham roll. After taking a bite of the ham roll he said to his assistant, "Breakfast".

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November 8, 2008 36 He continued to drink heavily when he arrived at the studio. A halt was called to the rehearsals late in the evening and the band retired to Page's house

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November 8, 2008 37 After midnight, Bonzo had fallen asleep and was put to bed, placed on his side

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November 8, 2008 38 John Paul Jones found him dead the next morning.

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November 8, 2008 39 John Bonham died at the age 32, plagued by alcoholism since his early days.

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November 8, 2008 40 The remaining members said: "We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend, and the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."

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November 8, 2008 41 The band separated on December 4 1980

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November 8, 2008 42 The End!!

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