Saturday, August 26, 2006

A few from Led Zeppelin and how their name came about

The name Led Zeppelin was based on something Keith Moon (The Who, drummer) said about a proposed off-shoot group featuring himself, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. He described it as, “going down like a lead balloon, or a lead zeppelin.” John Entwistle (The Who, bass/keyboards/vocals) insists that he came up with the name, but Jimmy Page has confirmed many times that Keith Moon gave them the name. Maybe John Entwistle did think of the name and told it to Keith Moon who told it to Jimmy Page! The group deliberately dropped the 'a' in Lead at the suggestion of their manager, Peter Grant, to prevent people from pronouncing it as "leed".
+ Led Zeppelin - Babe im gonna leave you
+ Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song (Live)"
+ Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
+ Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song (my favorite for now)
+ Led Zeppelin - Ramble On

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