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The Pioneers of Rock in the 80's-Led Zepplin

May 29, 2008
This particular band was extremely successful throughout its career and it was around for quite a while to prove it. The band was active from the year of 1968 until 1980, when they broke up, though they did have occasional reunions later on. They are best recognized for their hard rock, but they also played heavy metal, folk rock and even blues rock.

Members of the band included Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Robert Plant and John Jones. Jimmy Page was the guitarist, John Bonham was on the drums, Robert Plant was the vocals, though he also played the harmonica, and John Jones was the base guitar as well as the keyboards.

In 1968, the first year that the band was together, they released their first album and went on tour in the United States. They were so well accepted in their first year that they completed a total of eight tours, four of which were in the United Kingdom and the other four were in the United States, and managed to put out a second album before the year was over.

Their third album was released in 1970 and by this time their playing had become so influential that it is believed they were the ones who brought in much of the music style played by other bands in the 1970s. Led Zeppelin was able to release a fourth album in 1971.

By this time, the reputation of the band their music took off between 1971 and 1975. During this four year period, their albums would sell like hotcakes and the band's career would be a major success. During the later '70s, the band would continue to tour and perform in front of large audiences, with the exception of the year of 1976 as Robert Plant had been involved in an accident that prevented him and the band from touring that year. Unfortunately, John Bonham died in the year of 1980.

After the funeral, the rest of the band decided that they would all go their separate ways instead of finding a new drummer.

While it may have been sad for many fans that the band broke up after Bonham's death, the surviving members continued to play some music and even came together a few times to perform. In the end, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the United States in 1995 and they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. The following year, Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Music all of Fame in the United Kingdom.

In 2007, Led Zeppelin would reunite once again to perform in a concert in the U.K. that was meant to help raise money for scholarships for students planning to attend university. They were later offered money for doing a world tour, but they turned it down. Led Zeppelin was a huge hit in the '70s and the waves the band created are still being felt today.

Many young people who were not even born when the band was originally together are big fans of the group. Many young aspiring artists, as well as current artists admit to being greatly inspired and influenced by Led Zeppelin.
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