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When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll excess, nobody did it bigger and better than Led Zeppelin. During the dozen years that they were around, they managed to make new rules and break most of the old ones. They wrote the rulebook on touring etiquette, sold more records than almost anyone else and took the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to superhuman new levels. But none of this would matter if the music didn’t live up to the legend. It does. From the blustery blues-rock of their self-titled 1969 debut to the flawless dynamism of their 1971 masterpiece ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ to the gargantuan stomp of their double-album epic ‘Physical Graffiti,’ Led Zeppelin crafted records designed to withstand decades of come-and-go trends. The death of drummer John Bonham in 1980 put an end to the band, but their music lives on.

35 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Tries to Regroup for ‘In Through the Out Door’

Led Zeppelin, 'In Through the Out Door'
Swan Song

Led Zeppelin emerged from a troubled period to produce 'In Through the Out Door,' one final charttopping studio effort.

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Led Zeppelin Albums, Ranked From Worst To Best

Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every canonical Led Zeppelin album, from worst (relatively speaking, of course) to best.

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35 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Plays Final UK Shows With John Bonham

Led Zeppelin
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Led Zeppelin's Aug. 4, 1979 concert at the Knebworth Festival would mark their final UK appearance with John Bonham.

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Robert Plant ‘Disappointed and Baffled’ by Jimmy Page’s Calls for a Led Zeppelin Reunion

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
Danny Martindale, Getty Images

Robert Plant is getting sick of Jimmy Page talking about a Led Zeppelin reunion.

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Led Zeppelin Announces ‘IV’ and ‘Houses of the Holy’ Box Set Date and Details

Led Zeppelin IV Houses of the Holy
Rhino / Swan Song

Led Zeppelin continues its album-by-album reissue project with sets devoted to 'IV' and 'Houses of the Holy.'

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37 Years Ago: The Tragic Loss That Changed Led Zeppelin Forever

Robert Plant
Warner Brothers

In July of 1977, the death of Robert Plant's son changed Led Zeppelin forever.

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34 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Their Last Concert With John Bonham

Led Zeppelin
LedZeppelin.com

On July 7, 1980, the original members of Led Zeppelin performed together for the final time at Eissporthalle in Berlin, Germany.

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Jimmy Page Jokes That He Should Tour Alone As Led Zeppelin

Danny E. Martindale, Getty Images
Danny E. Martindale, Getty Images

The guitarist noted a renewed interest in the band after a trio of huge reissues.

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Hear Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Covered on Mountain Dulcimer

Sam Edelston

Think you need six strings, a stack of amps, and a few pedals to do justice to Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love'? Think again.

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Jimmy Page Says Yardbirds Experience Shaped Early Led Zeppelin

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Page arrived for their initial sessions with a clear idea of what he wanted to do.

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