December 4 -"Led Zeppelin" Disbands

On this day in 1980, one of the most iconic and successful groups in rock music history announced that it was disbanding after 12 years together. Led Zeppelin, the band that brought us several chart topping hits including "Stairway to Heaven", "Kashmir", and "All of My Love" disbanded after the passing away of their drummer John Bonham. The band attained a huge cult following during the 1970's where they were widely regarded as "the biggest rock band in the world".

Zeppelin has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and had six of their ten studio albums reach #1 on the US Billboard Charts. They were ranked #1 on Rolling Stones list of "100 Greatest Artists of Rock" and were given high praise from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who described Led Zeppelin as "as influential in that decade [70s] as The Beatles were in the prior one."

The rock group has reunited four times since 1980, with the most recent time being in 2007 when John Bonham's son filled in behind the drums and joined Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones on stage in England.


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