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.
50 Years Ago: Robert Plant Befriends a Dove at Led Zeppelin Show
The white-winged bird settled into the Led Zeppelin singer's hand unprompted at a 1973 San Francisco concert.
How Led Zeppelin Held on to 'Over the Hills and Far Away'
It took three years from the time of its writing for the song to finally be released.
Now You Can Visit Jimmy Page's 'Haunted' Scottish Manor
Notorious Boleskine House, once owned by Led Zeppelin icon, is to open gates for self-guided tours.
When Led Zeppelin Reunited at Atlantic's 40th Anniversary Show
They took the stage with John Bonham's son to deliver a five-song set that closed out the concert event of the year.
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd Members Seen in Hipgnosis Movie Trailer
'Squaring the Circle' documentary explores the iconic album-design team.
25 Years Ago: Page and Plant Soar Together Again With 'Most High'
Nearly 20 years after Led Zeppelin's breakup, the duo again made sparks fly.
Hear Jimmy Page's Original Idea for Led Zeppelin's 'Rain Song'
Instrumental was titled 'The Seasons' and meant for the opening of 1973's 'Houses of the Holy.'
Led Zeppelin's 'Houses of the Holy': The Story Behind Every Song
The band demonstrated unprecedented range on its fifth album.