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

12) Jimmy Page also asked Aynsley Dunbar, who later played in both Journey and Jefferson Starship, about coming on board as Led Zeppelin’s first drummer. But Dunbar was more interested in launching his own band, the quickly forgotten Retaliation.

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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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