12 Guitar-Shredding Facts About Led Zeppelin

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Band to Band

Another extremely influential British band, The Who, is actually responsible for Led Zeppelin’s name. Drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle recorded the instrumental “Beck’s Bolero” with future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones. Once the project was completed, the group talked about forming a new band. Moon allegedly cracked a joke the band would be received like a lead balloon (hence zeppelin, which is a rigid, although balloon-like, airship). Entwistle insists that he made the joke but either way, a Who member led to Led Zeppelin’s name. The “a” in lead was removed since the band worried Americans would mispronounce it.

Age is Nothing but a Number?

Guitarist Jimmy Page, 28 years old at the time, once dated a 14-year-old groupie named Lori Maddox. The two dated for years before Page ended the relationship. The relationship was still illegal at the time but Page never faced legal repercussions for it. Before she dated Page, she was linked to David Bowie.

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