20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Early Led Zeppelin

13) Robert Plant is said to have pushed for John Bonham to join the fledgling group not because of his legendary prowess at the drums, but because he was also from the British Midlands — better known as the Black Country. Jimmy Page knew them both from the Band of Joy.

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  1. 2. John Baldwin was not a stage name. It was JPJ’s birth name.
    13. Jimmy Page did not know Robert Plant and John Bonham from the Band of Joy. He’d never heard of them. Terry Reid recommended that Page check out Plant with his band at the time, Hobbstweedle. Robert Plant then recommended John Bonham to him.
    17. The cadence was from Little Richard’s Keep a Knockin’, not Good Golly Miss Molly.

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