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

11) Not long after Robert Plant was asked to join, he ran into Paul Rodgers — who was then fronting Free. He asked Rodgers for advice, saying he’d been offered “either 30 quid a week or a percentage” to join. It was Rodgers who told him to take the percentage. (Rodgers would later co-found the Firm with Jimmy Page.)

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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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