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

+) The piecemeal approach to recording ‘Led Zeppelin II’ between concert dates meant that John Bonham’s drum solo for ‘Moby Dick’ was spliced in from a different session than the rest of the song, as was the unaccompanied guitar solo in ‘Whole Lotta Love.’

5) ‘The Battle of Evermore’ from ‘IV’ was played only a handful of times on tour, with John Paul Jones taking over Sandy Denny’s vocal parts.

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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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