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No More Rock & Roll For The Zep

Rock band Led Zeppelin announced their break up on the 4th of December 1980.


Led Zeppelin formed after the break up on The Yardbirds in 1968.

Guitarist Jimmy Page wanted Terry Reid on lead vocals for his new band but settled on Robert Plant when Reid declined.

Drummer John Bonham was a mate of Plant's and bass player John Paul Jones approached Page to join.

The band released eight studio albums in ten years but did not release many singles.

Some of their well known songs include Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll, Black Dog and Stairway To Heaven, which was not released as a single.

Drummer John Bonham died on the 25th of September 1980 and the band decided that no-one could replace him.

The band reformed in 1985 at the Live Aid concert with Phil Collins and Tony Thompson from Chic both on drums.