DragonTelecaster Posted March 30, 2009 Share Posted March 30, 2009 Okay, we've all read how Led Zeppelin's music was so influential in so many musicains, artists, groups, or whatever in their careers. VH1 I believe did a series on "Top Rock Bands" and Led Zeppelin came in numero uno. No doubt, to me, most of the music in the 70's all comes back to Led Zeppelin's roots. But have you ever noticed how many musicians or groups have had their careers cut short BECAUSE of Led Zeppelin? Or at least, their "sound"? A few cases in point... Fleetwood Mac. Bob Welch left FM because he wanted their sound to resemble that of Led Zeppelin. When the other members disagreed, he quit. Bob Welch went on to have minor success in his career, but had he stayed with FM, who knows? Granted, that may have meant FM would have never brought in Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, so....? Leif Garrett. Now this may not have been a bad thing! No disrespect towards Leif Garrett, as his promoters and agents insisted he continue to sing and play "bubblegum" music geared towards the teen population. When Garrett got sick of singing puppy love songs, he approached management telling them he wanted to "mature" and play rock music..."Like Led Zeppelin". This disagreed. Leif Garrett's career soon ended and never recovered. I'm sure there are plenty others out there. Name a few if you know of some. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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