Led Zeppelin is iconic for their progressive attitude towards Rock n’ Roll and for daring to be different. Here are 6 rockin’ facts you may not know about Led Zeppelin and why they remain legends to this day.


  1. Robert Plant’s ghostly vocals in “Whole Lotta Love” was an accident. When Jimmy Page and engineer Eddie Kramer couldn’t remove Plant’s mistake, they added a lot of reverb to make it seem intentional.


epa07696351 Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Arena stage during the Roskilde Festival, in Roskilde, Denmark, 04 July 2019 night (issued 05 July 2019). The festival runs from 29 June to 06 July. EPA/HELLE ARENSBAK DENMARK OUT


2) Jimmy Page paid roughly $4300 (or £1782 in pounds) to produce Led Zeppelin’s first record. It took 30 hours to record and mix.



3) Led Zeppelin’s 4th album is technically untitled. The 4 symbols commonly mistaken for the albums’ name represent the band members and are not letters.


Led Zeppelin, 1969 Bath Festival (John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page) at the Music File Photos 1960’s in Various Cities, (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)


4) Robert Plant recorded the album Presence while in a wheelchair in just 18 days. He had previously been in a car crash in Greece.



5) The song ‘Going to California’ is inspired by Joni Mitchell.


Folk singer Joni Mitchell performing at The Riverboat Coffee House in Toronto, April 19, 1968. Photo by: Dennis Robinson / The Globe and Mail
Originally published April 20, 1968, page 22


6) Jimmy Page himself had trouble at first nailing the “Stairway to Heaven” guitar solo.



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On this day in 1970, I played Reykjavik with Led Zeppelin: we went to the land of the ice and snow! ????????

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