Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album turns 50 on Saturday

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This Saturday, January 12, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album, which introduced the world to arguably the most influential and beloved hard-rock band of all-time.

Led Zeppelin played a large part in defining the heavy metal genre, driven by Jimmy Page’s intricate guitar riffing, Robert Plant’s banshee howl of a voice, John Paul Jones’ adept, soulful bass and John Bonham’s bludgeoning yet groove-heavy drums.

Produced by Page, the album was recorded in September and October at Olympic Studios in London, reportedly in just 36 hours and at a …read more

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