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Led Zeppelin's 19 greatest ever songs - ranked
To celebrate John Paul Jones' 70th Birthday, we revisit their best tracks

http://www.gigwise.com/photos/104789/led-zeppelin-best-ever-songs---stairway-to-heaven-black-dog-lyrics

3 January, 2016: To celebrate John Paul Jones' 70th birthday we have ranked Led Zeppelins best tracks. From 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love' via 'Black Dog', to their folk explorations on Led Zeppelin III, this list gives some back ground to the rock classics that have made the world a better place.

John Paul Jones has had a remarkable career so far. He started out as a session musician as a teenager before meeting Page when he was playing in The Yardbirds. The two connected musically and were considered virtuoso's of their instrument. With such a powerful ability, the two recruited Robert Plant after he was refred to them by Terry Reid. Page saw Plant do a version of 'Somebody To Love' at a college gig in Birmingham and knew straight away they had their man. With Plant's friend Bonham convinced to be the drummer, the New Yardbirds as they were first named, were born then in 1968.

They soon changed their name to Led Zeppelin and conquered the world - setting the bar musically and writing the rule book in terms of how to behave and dress like proper rock stars. What was really special about Led Zeppelin was how each band member was important as the last, each irreplaceable, as was proved when Bonham passed away and the band ended.

Since then John Paul Jones has continued to make great music in other groups, forming his solo group and performing in Them Crooked Cultures and with Seasick Steve. Meanwhile, there's always hope there could be another reunion and we'll see Jones team up with Page, Plant, and Bonham's son, Jason again.

http://www.gigwise.com/photos/104789/led-zeppelin-best-ever-songs---stairway-to-heaven-black-dog-lyrics

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Happy Birthday John Baldwin!!! 

You are truly the Greatest Overall Musician of all-time.  Your talents are beyond description and your contributions to the Music of Led Zeppelin will be forever immortalized every time a Led Zeppelin song is played and that will be Forever. 

"Thank You"... 

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Led Zeppelin's 19 greatest ever songs - ranked
To celebrate John Paul Jones' 70th Birthday, we revisit their best tracks

http://www.gigwise.com/photos/104789/led-zeppelin-best-ever-songs---stairway-to-heaven-black-dog-lyrics

3 January, 2016: To celebrate John Paul Jones' 70th birthday we have ranked Led Zeppelins best tracks. From 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love' via 'Black Dog', to their folk explorations on Led Zeppelin III, this list gives some back ground to the rock classics that have made the world a better place.

John Paul Jones has had a remarkable career so far. He started out as a session musician as a teenager before meeting Page when he was playing in The Yardbirds. The two connected musically and were considered virtuoso's of their instrument. With such a powerful ability, the two recruited Robert Plant after he was refred to them by Terry Reid. Page saw Plant do a version of 'Somebody To Love' at a college gig in Birmingham and knew straight away they had their man. With Plant's friend Bonham convinced to be the drummer, the New Yardbirds as they were first named, were born then in 1968.

They soon changed their name to Led Zeppelin and conquered the world - setting the bar musically and writing the rule book in terms of how to behave and dress like proper rock stars. What was really special about Led Zeppelin was how each band member was important as the last, each irreplaceable, as was proved when Bonham passed away and the band ended.

Since then John Paul Jones has continued to make great music in other groups, forming his solo group and performing in Them Crooked Cultures and with Seasick Steve. Meanwhile, there's always hope there could be another reunion and we'll see Jones team up with Page, Plant, and Bonham's son, Jason again.

http://www.gigwise.com/photos/104789/led-zeppelin-best-ever-songs---stairway-to-heaven-black-dog-lyrics

A few corrections: 1) Jones met Page when they were both working as session musicians BEFORE Page joined the Yardbirds.  According to Jones, they first worked on the same session in 1965, but he had been aware of Page since seeing him play guitar with Neil Christian and The Crusaders during the early 1960's.  2) From what I've read, it was Chris Dreja, not Jones, who accompanied Page and Grant to Birmingham to see Robert Plant perform.  

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A few corrections: 1) Jones met Page when they were both working as session musicians BEFORE Page joined the Yardbirds.  According to Jones, they first worked on the same session in 1965, but he had been aware of Page since seeing him play guitar with Neil Christian and The Crusaders during the early 1960's.  2) From what I've read, it was Chris Dreja, not Jones, who accompanied Page and Grant to Birmingham to see Robert Plant perform.  

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