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When Jimmy Web page shaped Led Zeppelin out of the ashes of The Yardbirds in late 1968, the guitarist might by no means have envisaged the success his new band would take pleasure in of their first yr collectively.

Zep’s debut album was launched within the US in January 69 and rapidly climbed the Billboard chart off the again of their debut tour there. Its UK launch (in March of the identical yr) gave them a belated increase of their homeland, aided by a sequence of membership gigs and a few well-received BBC radio periods. However it was Zep’s second album that actually outlined the band – and moulded the complete style of rock music itself.

Led Zeppelin II was a twisted, swaggering beast of a document, born out of the experiences the four-piece (Web page, together with singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones) had been gaining from being a part of, to coin a Spïnal Faucet-ism, a residing, respiration rock band on the highway.

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