Some of you Zep fans are so out to lunch and ignorant in music history. First of all Led Zeppelin or Robert Plant are the last people to complain about copying. Plant copied his vocal style from Steve Mariotte of the Small Faces. Check out their song You Need Lovin and you will know what I mean. Also LZ is known for copying many songs that resulted in law suites.
Deep Purple was around before Zep. Even though they had some success with the huge hit in Hush, Blackmore was still not happy with the direction of the band because he loved heavier music like Hendrix who was his favorite gui