(MANDATORY CREDIT Ebet Roberts/Getty Images) UNITED STATES – JULY 13: Photo of Jimmy PAGE and LED ZEPPELIN and Robert PLANT and LIVE AID; L-R: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page performing live onstage at Live Aid, Philadelphia (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Led Zeppelin redefined music in the 1970s, filling the void left by The Beatles. Known for their powerful performances, they became synonymous with the best of British music and reached global audiences in unprecedented ways.

Each member brought unique talents: Robert Plant’s primal voice, Jimmy Page’s virtuoso guitar skills, John Paul Jones’s multi-instrumental expertise, and John Bonham’s revolutionary drumming. Led Zeppelin’s innate talent allowed them to create some of their best songs effortlessly.

A prime example is “The Battle of Evermore” from their 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV. Written spontaneously by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at Headley Grange.

In 1977, the guitarist explained that: “‘The Battle of Evermore’ was made up on the spot by Robert (Plant) and myself. I just picked up John Paul Jones’s mandolin, never having played a mandolin before, and just wrote up the chords and the whole thing in one sitting.”

Notably, it features Sandy Denny from Fairport Convention, the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin track, added to complement Plant’s voice. The song’s revered status, despite its spontaneous creation, underscores the band’s exceptional artistry.