Jiri Posted June 12, 2008 Share Posted June 12, 2008 (edited) I know this sounds sort of provoking. Especially to American fans. But let me tell you that Led Zeppelin have had a much smaller fan base in continental Europe than in the US. Many of my American friends were surprised that Led Zeppelin is not a general memory of the 70ies but (has become) some sort of "music for specialists" in Europe. People here maybe know STH but "Dust in the Wind" or "Paranoid" or "Alright Now" are much more popular. On the other hand from what I´ve heard Deep Purple were nothing compared to the fame and glory of the Zep in the US. Of course everybody knew LZ in Europe the 70ies. Immigrant Song, WLL and of course STH were (sort of) hits, but bands like Deep Purple or even Uriah Heep were more popular because of their more simple and radio-friendly-approach. A friend of mine (b. 1957) told me that LZ were only for the people who were also into Yes or Zappa. Another reason might be that continental Europe (to this day) never had important (Classic-) Rock stations or AOR stations like in the US. So LZ have been "gone" for quite a while. It was the music of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam who got younger people into Zep. What do you think? What was/is your perception? How was/is the situation in the UK? And how big are LZ in Eastern Europe (always special)? Edited June 12, 2008 by Jiri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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