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  1. 56 here...and Whole Lotta Love is my cell phone Ring tone hah. Cheers brother/sister! Just want to add an anecdote. I lived in a isolated community North of Vancouver Canada in my youth. To go see LZ in 1975 I had to skip school for a day to make the trip. When I got back to school my math teacher (the stern Englishman Mr. Ramsey) asked me "Lamothe, where were you yesterday?" "I was in Vancouver" I responded. "But WHERE were you?" he asked again. Confused, I responded, as if asking a question "I was in Vancouver seeing Led Zeppelin?" To which he answered "that's good, you can sit down" wit
  2. Yeah I had tears in my eyes too watching it/them. Couldn't help wishing Bonzo had somehow been able to make it.
  3. This t-shirt may well get you laid hah. I was on a 1st date with a hot chick in oh....1981(?) and when I told her I'd seen Zeppelin she immediately got vastly more interested in me. To the extent that we were banging in my car in an above ground parkade in downtown Vancouver not more than 15 minutes later hah.
  4. I, II and IV are perfect as is, no need to change anything.
  5. This is a good point. Yes Paert is aknowledged as an all time great but I have my doubts whether or not that was the case by the time Bonham passed away. I was in my rock 'n roll prime at that time and a huge fan of both bands but I do not recall Paert being lauded as a great drummer at the time, whereas bonham was considered the pinnacle. Which is not to say Bonham hadn't noticed him, just that he may not have been considered as nearly on the same level at the time of Bonham's passing.
  6. Believe me, Zeppelin was huge in their day. They were the acknowledged kings of Rock in their heyday for sure, regardless of how they went about it.
  7. What an odd place you must have lived in hah. Zeppelin was THE top band when I was a teen (I graduated high school in '75, the same year I saw them in Vancouver, Canada during the Physical Graffiti tour). There were more Zeppelin fans than any other band easily in the day. In fact is was so common to like Zeppelin that I found myself drawn to other bands simply by way of perhaps trying to be different. Also, Boston and Kansas and Wings were significantly after Zeppelin's heydey and had far far fewer fans.
  8. Very thoughtful and I'd say accurate assessment. The fact the LZ became so successful with almost no singles (even SWH was not intended as a single I don't believe) is a credit to the overall quality of their music.
  9. The whole androgeny thing was not an issue at the time at all it seems to me. I grew up in the 70's in a very rough small town and even though many performers at the time gave off an air of androgeny almost none were disliked for it even by the very rough and tumble sort that I grew up with. It's not that we didn't notice, it's that we didn't care.
  10. Good question in that, there may well be as many answers as people who answer. Defining cultural impact itself is difficult, but for me, Led Zeppelin came to be the definition of what rock music was and is. Even more so they becam the definition of what a rock BAND could be. It may be an exaggeration, but if any rock band after Led Zeppelin had a goal, it was to be the next Led Zeppelin. What greater impact could a band have?
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