On 12th August 1968 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in Gerrard Street in London’s West End.
The first song they played was a version of The Train Kept A-Rollin’. They also played Smokestack Lightning and a version of I’m Confused (soon to become Dazed And Confused).
The first live dates they played were as The Yardbirds, and it was not until the following month when they started to use the name Led Zeppelin.
Wind the clock on 11 years to 11th August 1979 and the band played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House, England. In between those two dates they dominated the world, producing album after album of badass rock while touring the world to sell-out crowds.
Their back catalogue stands comparison with any rock act in the world, most of whom would happily admit to being influenced by Led Zepp.
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