Chart Position: 4

  • #75 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • #53 on Pitchfork Media’s 200 greatest songs of the sixties
  • Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Willie Dixon
  • Lead vocals: Robert Plant
  • Guitar: Jimmy Page
  • Total Guitar magazine’s #3 guitar riff
  • Recorded in New York City NY, London U.K. and Los Angeles CA
  • This is Led Zeppelin’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • DJs created a two minute edit of the song for radio play, much to the disgust of guitarist Jimmy Page and manager Peter Grant
  • Led Zeppelin was known as ‘New Yardbirds’ when they first began touring in 1968
  • Jimmy Page is a former member of Yarbirds
  • Inspired by Small Faces’ ‘You Need Loving’
  • Bluesman Willie Dixon sued the band over this song in 1985 for songwriting credit and monetary compensation and eventually received both
  • Robert Plant is a former member of Hobbstweeble
  • Later recorded by King Curtis & Kingpins (1971), CCS (1970),  Dennis Coffey and Detroit Guitar Band (1971), Blue Mink (1972), Godfrey Daniel (1972), Tina Turner (1975), Bobs (1990), Andy Prieboy (1991), King (2000), Goldbug (1995), Airbag (2000),  Hampton String Quartet (1995), Gwen Hughes (2006), Zepparella (2006), Dynamics (2007), and Hayseed Dixie (2005)


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