Most Influential Rock Band: Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin is widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands in history. Nearly every person, from the 1970s to today, knows the song “Stairway to Heaven”. Most people would recognize it from the guitar riff alone. Led Zeppelin remains a favorite of dads and college-aged music snobs all over the world, and their influence and longevity solidifies their status as the greatest band to ever exist. Led Zeppelin was formed in London, England, in 1968. The band consisted of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass and keyboard, and John Bonham on the drums. Each member is considered a master of their role in the band. Robert Plant was ranked the second greatest rock vocalist of all time in a poll on website…show more content…
This sudden end and their refusal to replace their lost bandmate solidifies their status as a legend. They were over before they could burn out. They were still at the height of their career and that was a huge driving force in their continued success. Rock bands tend to fizzle out when their careers go on too long. For example, Metallica faced major success in the 1980s and 90s. They didn’t follow the “quit while you’re ahead” rule, and their music suffered for it. While Led Zeppelin and other bands and artists that suffered similar fates, such as Nirvana and Amy Winehouse, are tragic, they are remembered as legends. Led Zeppelin would not have the impact that they have today if they were still touring. The Rolling Stones are still performing, and while they are a hugely successful band, they’ve become something of a joke for their old age. Led Zeppelin is frozen in time, leaving everybody then and now craving more, wanting what they can’t have. So they will live on forever, leaving generation after generation imitating their sound, listening to their old records, and cursing the fact that they weren’t born in a time when they could attend a Led Zeppelin

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