3 THEY REFUSED “TOP OF THE POPS”
Led Zeppelin had a history of not performing live or recorded for television programs. This included “Top of the Pops.” Zeppelin had chances to perform on that show, and yet they declined each time. A reason that some fans mis-remember this is because a version of “Whole Lotta Love,” which has become one of the major hits associated with Zeppelin, was used as the theme song for “Top of the Pops” for years. That obviously is not nearly as good as having the real thing there for the world to see. We suppose, however, that having the theme was better than no Zeppelin at all.