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How did Led Zeppelin get their name?

One account of how the new band's name was chosen held that Moon and Entwistle had suggested that a supergroup with Page and Beck would go down like a "lead balloon", an idiom for disastrous results. ...
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Longest known live version of Dazed and Confused?

Led Zeppelin's concert in Inglewood, California on March 27, 1975 included the longest version of Dazed and Confused the band ever played. On this particular night, they performed an unfathomable 45 ...
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Did the members of Led Zeppelin have "known" nicknames?

The book Hammer of the Gods by Steven Davis records a few of the nicknames that members of Led Zeppelin had for each other. Bonzo - John Bonham, due to his wild-man nature Percy - Robert Plant, for ...
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Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" origin

These are two different songs, although a lot of the elements (key, scale, harmonies, melodies) are quite similar in places. Led Zeppelin's song was originally titled "Driving to Kashmir", ...
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Is the guitar riff from the chorus of The Rover used in any other songs?

The guitar riff/chord structure has hints of Stairway to Heaven, but in a different key The verse sounds like anything by ZZ Top, with a touch of Rocky Mountain Way, minus the shuffle. WhoSampled ...
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60s/70s song, lyrics "Sweet my little baby", possibly Led Zeppelin

"Sweet little baby" is a recurrent lyric in Led Zeppelin's song "Dazed and Confused" song from their 1969 Album "Led Zeppelin". That's about as far as I can get to identify the song you are looking ...
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Why does Led Zeppelin have such a significant place in the rock'n'roll pantheon?

It's true that Led Zeppelin were notorious music thieves (with "Lemon Song" being a particularly infamous example). Like many other British musicians of the time, they had an unpleasant tendency to ...
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Medieval Music that sounds similar to opening of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin?

It sounds like you're looking for "Early Music." See if these meet your needs --these are all from YouTube searches for some combination of these terms: "flute", "harp", "lute", "early music", "...
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Led Zeppelin's "Ain't no need to hide"

The short answer: This is based on some old blues songs that influenced the band. Some of the lyrics are from blues singer Albert King's song "The Hunter,"(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHxsjJ3BdLQ)...
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Why do radio stations only play hit songs?

Radio stations usually have to pay every time they play a song, or pay for a certain amount of playtime, but also have to pay an initial licensing fee to be able to play the songs at all, so to limit ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

On the heavy rock side I would suggest the very young band YAK: they released their first album "Alas Salvation" on 2016. Here you'll find their youtube channel, where you can taste some of their ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

I recommend the young austrian Band Mother's Cake. They sound really a lot like classic 70's rock. I saw them at a festival this summer and was quite impressed. Check out this 6-track live video for a ...
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Did the members of Led Zeppelin have "known" nicknames?

Over here in England there used to be a famous TV gardener called Percy Thrower and I recall reading somewhere the nick name derived from an in joke amoung the band about watching our own Plant grow ...
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Led Zeppelin's "Ain't no need to hide"

norcal johnny pointed me to the right direction. The song I was looking for was indeed The Hunter, but covered by Free. Hence, the album I was listening that day was Free - Tons of SOBs. What made ...
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Is "All of my Love" the main influence on this Tame Impala song titled, Led Zeppelin?

You're right, the peppy rhythmic line is very reminiscent of "All of My Love", although the instrumentation is different from that song. As far as the instruments, it sounds like a very ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

Here is a french band that play's 70s psychedelic blues rock you may like. A link to their first hit: Cheap Wine - I Come Back From Tomorrow
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