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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-oriented rock (AOR) and stadium rock. Many critics consider Led Zeppelin one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.

Originally named the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin's deal with Atlantic Records gave them considerable artistic freedom. Initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums over ten years. Their 1969 debut, Led Zeppelin, was a top-ten album in several countries and featured such tracks as "Good Times Bad Times", "Dazed and Confused" and "Communication Breakdown". Led Zeppelin II (1969) was their first number-one album, and yielded "Ramble On" and "Whole Lotta Love". In 1970 they released Led Zeppelin III which featured "Immigrant Song". Their untitled fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971), is one of the best-selling albums in history with 37 million copies sold. The album includes "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll" and "Stairway to Heaven", with the latter being among the most popular and influential works in rock history. Houses of the Holy (1973) yielded "The Ocean", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "The Rain Song". Physical Graffiti (1975), a double album, featured "Trampled Under Foot" and "Kashmir".

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant wrote most of the lyrics. Jones's keyboard-based compositions later became central to their music, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their touring and output, which included Presence (1976) and In Through the Out Door (1979), grew limited, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death in 1980. Since then the surviving former members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Bonham's son Jason Bonham on drums.

Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling music artists of all time; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the third-best-selling band and fifth-best-selling act in the US. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums and six number-one albums on the US Billboard 200, with five of their albums certified Diamond in the US. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states that they were "as influential" during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1969Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin4.656
1969Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin4.551
1970Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin4.548
1971[Led Zeppelin IV]Led Zeppelin4.7566
1973Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin4.739
1975Physical GraffitiLed Zeppelin4.238
1976PresenceLed Zeppelin3.729
1979In Through the Out DoorLed Zeppelin436
1982CodaLed Zeppelin3.232
2014UntitledLed Zeppelin0

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1990Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin3.75
1990RemastersLed Zeppelin312
1992Whole Lotta Rock!Led Zeppelin1
1993Boxed Set 2Led Zeppelin4.54
1993The Complete Studio RecordingsLed Zeppelin51
1997BBC SessionsLed Zeppelin413
1999Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volume OneLed Zeppelin47
2000Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volume TwoLed Zeppelin3.55
2002Early Days & Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volumes One and TwoLed Zeppelin5
2007MothershipLed Zeppelin416
2008Definitive CollectionLed Zeppelin53
2013The Complete Studio AlbumsLed Zeppelin1
2018An Introduction to Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin1
2018Led Zeppelin x Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1993The Hit CollectionLed Zeppelin1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin3
2003How the West Was WonLed Zeppelin3.4515
2012Celebration DayLed Zeppelin4.521

Album + Soundtrack + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1976The Song Remains the SameLed Zeppelin4.326

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1969Good Times Bad Times / Communication BreakdownLed Zeppelin3
1969Whole Lotta Love / Living Loving MaidLed Zeppelin2
1970Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) / Bring It On HomeLed Zeppelin1
1970Heartbreaker / Bring It On HomeLed Zeppelin1
1970Bron‐Y‐Aur Stomp / Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin1
1970Bron‐Y‐Aur‐Stomp / Out on the TilesLed Zeppelin1
1970Immigrant Song / Hey, Hey, What Can I DoLed Zeppelin56
1971Black DogLed Zeppelin1
1972Rock and Roll / Four SticksLed Zeppelin1
1972Whole Lotta Love / Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin1
1972Whole Lotta Love / Immigrant Song / Bron‐Y‐Aur StompLed Zeppelin1
1973The OceanLed Zeppelin1
1979Fool in the Rain / Hot DogLed Zeppelin1
1997Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin2
2018Rock and Roll / FriendsLed Zeppelin2
Black Dog / Misty Mountain HopLed Zeppelin1
Candy Store Rock / Royal OrleansLed Zeppelin1
D'yer Mak'er / The CrungeLed Zeppelin1
Over the Hills and Far Away / Dancing DaysLed Zeppelin1
Trampled Under Foot / Black Country WomanLed Zeppelin1

Single + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2018Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1971This Is Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin1
AcousticallyLed Zeppelin1
Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin1

Other + Interview

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
Conversation Disc SeriesLed Zeppelin1

Broadcast + Interview + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
The Rare InterviewsLed Zeppelin1

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