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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.

After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group were initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Led Zeppelin IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), Physical Graffiti (1975), Presence (1976) and In Through the Out Door (1979). Their fourth album, which features the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant generally supplied the lyrics. Jones' keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group's catalogue, 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 output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; 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 second-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. 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

Year Title RatingReleases
1969 Led Zeppelin 4.8 38
1969 Led Zeppelin II 4.65 40
1970 Led Zeppelin III 4.65 36
1971 [Led Zeppelin IV] 4.95 44
1973 Houses of the Holy 4.9 28
1975 Physical Graffiti 4.3 27
1976 Presence 3.6 24
1979 In Through the Out Door 4 25
1980 The Last Day in Mannheim 1
1982 Coda 3 23
Led Zeppelin II Sessions Fragment 1
No Page Unturned 1
The Great Lost Live Album ((3xCD, Unofficial)) 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Boxed Set 3.7 4
1990 Remasters 3 11
1990 Best of Led Zeppelin 5 1
1990 Studio Daze 1
1991 Roots: The Early Years 1
1992 Anyway You Want 2
1992 Uncensored, Volume 1 1
1992 Uncensored, Volume 2 1
1992 Uncensored, Volume 3 1
1992 Uncensored, Volume 4 1
1992 Uncensored, Volume 5 1
1992 Whole Lotta Rock! 1
1993 Boxed Set 2 4.5 3
1993 The Complete Studio Recordings 5 1
1993 Greatest Hits 1969–1971 1
1993 Greatest Hits 1973–1982 1
1994 The Bonham Sessions 1
1995 Cabala 5 2
1996 Classic Ballads 1
1996 Hairway to Steven 1
1996 Studio Haze, Volume 1 1
1997 BBC Sessions 4.2 10
1997 Brutal Artistry 1
1997 Brutal Artistry 2 1
1997 Physically Present 1
1999 Early Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volume One 4 7
2000 Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volume Two 3.5 4
2002 Early Days & Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin, Volumes One and Two 5
2002 After the Crash: Archives, 1981–1985 1
2002 Another Way to Wales 2
2002 Precious Rarities 1
2002 Sessions, Volume I: The Legendary “Stairway to Heaven” & “Bombay, India” Sessions: Archives 1971–1972 1
2002 Sessions, Volume III: Physical Graffiti Outtakes: Archives 1974 1
2002 Thank You. Archives 1970/1971 2
2002 Voodoo Time: Volume 2. Archives 1980 1
2002 You Shook Me 1
2003 Physical Rarities 1
2003 Sessions, Volume IV: Led Zeppelin III Outtakes: Archives 1970 1
2003 The Lost Sessions, Volume 2 1
2004 Alternative Graffiti 1
2004 Grand Collection 1
2005 Studio Demo's 1970–1972 1
2007 Mothership 4 11
2007 Stealin 1
2008 Definitive Collection 5 3
2008 Greatest Hits 1
2008 Studio Sessions Ultimate 1
2013 Studio Magik: Sessions 1968–1980 1
2013 The Complete Studio Albums 1
2017 The Lost Album 1
All That Glitters Is Gold 1
Alternative Coda 1
Another IV Symbols: Headley Grange, Hampshire, UK (1970-12/1971-01) 1
Best 1
Forever Gold II 1
Golden Ballads 1
Hard Zepp 1
Houses of the Holy: The Revised Versions 1
Physical and Alternate 1
Studio Gems, Volume 1 1
Studio Gems, Volume 2 1
Studio Gems, Volume 3 1
That's the Way Through the Out Door 1
The Complete '69 BBC Classics 1
The Complete 1972 Bombay Sessions 1
The Last Rehearsal 1
The Prequel 1
Ultra Rare Tracks Vol. #1 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Riverside Blues 1
1990 1973-03-21: 1st April (A Paris Affair): Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany 1
1991 Round and Round 1
1993 Live 1
1993 Mad Dogs Box 1
1993 Through the Years 1
1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1
1996 A Tribute to Johnny Kidd and the Pirates 1
2002 Hammer of Gods 1
2006 Taking Toronto by Strategy 1
2012 Ascension in the Wane: The January 1973 Soundboards 1
2012 Quick Diet 1
A Secret History of Led Zeppelin 1
How the West Was Redone 1
Ottawa Sunshine 1
That's the Way to Heaven 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 20 Years Train Kept a Rollin', Volume Two 1
1989 1969-04-27: Live at Fillmore West 1
1989 1969-06-27: White Summer: Playhouse Theater, London, UK 5 1

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