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

16) Jimmy Page was so concerned with losing artistic control of Led Zeppelin, after suffering through management’s efforts to turn the Yardbirds into a pop group, that he financed Zep’s debut album himself.

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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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