It would have been difficult to live through the 70s without being familiar with
"The Biggest Band in the World": 1971–75
Today in Music History: December 4
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Led Zeppelin: not just a thunderous volume, sledgehammer beat, and edge-of-mayhem arrangements made this band the most influential and successful heavy-metal pioneer...It was the band's finesse.
Led Zeppelin were as influential in the decade of the 70s as the Beatles were in the decade prior refining rock not just in that decade alone but for all time. Led Zeppelin combined the visceral power and intensity of hard rock with the finesse and delicacy of British folk music. The influence the band had on the music industry impacted both the classics and alternative rockers.
1971 Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the Four Symbols album, otherwise known as Led Zeppelin IV Featuring the 8-minute track Stairway To Heaven, the album stayed on the US chart for one week short of five years, selling over 23 million copies in the US alone.More on this day, December 3rd...
1956 The so-called 'Million Dollar Quartet' impromptu jam session took place at Sun Studios in Memphis with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.
The million Dollar Quartet. L to R:
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...