Today officially marks the release of the very first Led Zeppelin album which came out 50 years ago today. This is not only the 50th year of that album, it’s also the 50th year of the band Led Zeppelin. Today is a good day for the band ’cause they celebrate 50 years being in the music industry. With that being said, happy 50th birthday Led Zep! Jan. 12th, 1969 was the birth of Led Zeppelin.
I picked up the guitar because of Led Zeppelin pretty much. Jimmy Page made me do what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Jimmy made it cool for people to love the guitar and many out there have picked up the guitar because of him. A lot of us bands and musicians play guitar ’cause of Led Zep whether you want to admit it or not.
Of course, the first Led Zep album wasn’t how I discovered them. I discovered them by listening to “Stairway To Heaven” and that was the song that made me become obsessed with Led Zep so the first album I bought by them was Led Zep IV Zoso. The band only made 8 studio albums together but their career was still pretty historic and legendary. I love all Led Zeppelin albums except I didn’t like their last one “In Through the Outdoor”. That’s the only album I wasn’t too thrilled with at all and I still stand by it which is why I don’t own “In Through the Outdoor”.
My favorite Led Zeppelin albums were “Physical Graffiti” and “Presence”. They were the albums that did it to me.
Happy 50 years Led Zep and congratulations.
Here are my top 5 favorite Led Zep songs in celebration of their 50th.