Led Zeppelin is an English rock band, often considered one of the earliest heavy metal bands. Their rock-infused interpretation of the blues also incorporated rockabilly, reggae, soul, funk, jazz, classical, Celtic, Indian, Arabic, folk, pop, Latin and country. The band did not release the popular songs from their albums as singles in Britain, as they preferred to develop the concept of album-oriented rock.
The band members were Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones. Among their best known songs are "Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway to Heaven", "Dazed & Confused", "The Immigrant Song", "Hearbreaker", "Black Dog", "When the Levee Breaks" and "Kashmir".
Zappa and Led Zeppelin
A famous anecdote about Led Zeppelin and some groupies who were gratified with a dogfish inspired Zappa's song The Mud Shark. In Do You Like My New Car? the groupie denies: "We are not groupies! (...) I told Robert Plant that."
"Audiences expect a group to develop a style and stick with it. If it deviates then it is getting into dangerous territory. They want Led Zeppelin to sound like Led Zeppelin. And Crosby, Stills and Nash to sound like Crosby, Stills and Nash". - Zappa, quoted from Zappa – The Great Satirist, Interview by Bob Dawbarn.
Zappa Led Zeppelin quotes and covers
Zappa covered Stairway To Heaven on The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life. Quotes from their songs "Dazed And Confused" and "Whole Lotta Love" appear in the track Leather Goods, and quotes from "Whole Lotta Love" also appear in Duck Duck Goose.
On 21 November 1974 Zappa was a guest DJ on radio station WSTM, Chicago, where he played the songs When the Levee Breaks and Black Dog by Led Zeppelin.
When Dweezil Zappa was 12 year old he played in a band named "Fred Zeppelin'.