Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones in Led Zeppelin Master Forum Posted February 29, 2008 Excellent substantiation on the matter of his contractual obligation to CBS Records. Which would proclude him from receiving a writing credit from Atlantic for the length of the contract. Are you trying to claim it isn't germaine to the subject? This has either become a matter of semantics or your reading in to what I posted. I never said he made no contribution to the lyrics of Led Zeppelin I. I did say 'Thank You' was his first attempt as Led Zeppelin's lyricist. Meaning on his own. Jimmy does agree and that's good enough for me. Semantics it may be, but you said as A lyricist, not THE lyricist. If that's what you meant, why the hell did you get your knickers in a twist when I said it was highly dubious that it was his first lyrical contribution to the band? As far as stage ad libs not being writing Bong Man, would you say the same for the riffs Jimmy discovered ad libbing on stage? Whole Lotta Love was only one of those. There is more than one way to write, and on stage discoveries through improvisation definitely count.