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

19) ‘Going to California’ blended Robert Plant’s new crush on Joni Mitchell — the girl with “flowers in her hair” — with a growing fear of working on an active fault line. There was, in fact, a minor earthquake during the mixing process for ‘Led Zeppelin IV.’

20) Robert Plant has been known to downplay Zeppelin’s most famous moment, calling ‘Stairway to Heaven’ a “nice, pleasant, well meaning, naive little song.”

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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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