Thursday, 19 April 2018

Lucy Museum of Musicians - Led Zeppelin

Qualification to The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians is they must have a minimum of three songs which would make me turn up the radio if they came on.


Led Zeppelin
 
Qualifying Songs: Whole Lotta Love, Rock N Roll, Stairway to Heaven

'Stairway To Heaven' was placed at number 31 on the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and i once saw an interview with Jimmy Page who went through the process of how he wrote the tune and not once did he mention him directly swiping it from the song Taurus by Spirit.
Still a great song which builds and builds to the amazing crescendo but i would pick the fast paced 'Rock n Roll' as my top Led Zeppelin song, it just keep up a relentless pace throughout.
'Whole Lotta Love' was the background music for the Top of The Pops chart rundown so i heard it every Thursday night but never realised until a long time afterwards that it was an actual song although in true Led Zeppelin fashion, it was nicked from someone else and the Band settled out of court with Small Faces and gave them a writing credit on the song.
Ironic that as it was the theme to the biggest UK chart show but the song was never released in the UK at the time and put in a belated showing at number 21 in 1997.
Amazingly in their career which came to an abrupt end in 1980 with the death of drummer John Bonham, they only spent 3 weeks in the UK Singles Charts and that was a re-release of Whole Lotta Love in 1997 but happily the songs from which they ripped off the majority of their tunes spent much longer in the charts.

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Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

Funny how they didn't do much over here, don't know why that is.