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Led Zeppelin

Gettin' the Led out

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    Arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin came in second to the Beatles in terms of record sales, selling 84 million units.

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    "The motto of the group is definitely, 'Ever onward,'" Jimmy Page said in 1977 of the band's philosophy.

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    In 1968, The Yardbirds disbanded and Jimmy Page forms The New Yardbirds, later to be renamed Led Zeppelin; legend has it that The Who's Keith Moon advised the name change.

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    In September 1980, drummer John Bonham was found dead due to asphyxiation from excessive alcohol consumption. Led Zeppelin disbanded shortly thereafter.
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    The band's fourth album (whose title consists of four symbols), hits the Billboard charts, where it will stay for five years.

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    Led Zeppelin is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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    The group will make their complete back catalogue available for downloading online!

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    The band released their first album, Led Zeppelin in 1969; it reached No. 10.

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    Led Zeppelin reportedly is the third act in music history to boast more than four diamond-certified albums.

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    Led Zeppelin performed at London's O2 Arena to benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund on November 26.

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