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Name: Led Zeppelin                                                                 
Origin: London, England                                                             
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in September 1968. Led           
Zeppelin consisted of Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals), John Paul         
Jones (bass guitar / keyboards) and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy,         
guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the first heavy metal     
bands. Their rock-infused interpretation of the blues and folk genres also         
incorporated rockabilly, reggae, soul, funk, classical, Celtic,                     
Indian, Arabic, pop, Latin, and country. The band did not release the popular       
songs from their albums as singles in the UK, as they preferred to develop the     
concept of album-oriented rock.                                                     
Over 25 years after disbanding following Bonham's death in 1980, Led Zeppelin       
continue to be held in high regard for their artistic achievements, commercial     
success, and broad influence. The band have sold more than 300 million albums       
worldwide, including 111.5 million sales in the United States                       
and they have had all their non-compilation studio albums reach the U.S.           
Billboard Top 10. Led Zeppelin are ranked No. 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest               
Artists of Hard Rock. Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the     
heaviest band of all time" and "the biggest band of the 70s".                       
On December 10, 2007 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited (along with     
deceased drummer John Bonham's son Jason) for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert     
at The O2 in London.