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The reason why John Lennon loved Led Zeppelin

The reason why John Lennon loved Led Zeppelin

The reason why John Lennon loved Led Zeppelin
September 15
15:45 2021

When Led Zeppelin took to the stage for the very first time on September 7th, 1968, The Beatles had long since stopped playing. In the audience that evening at the Gladsaxe Teen Club in Copenhagen was a 17-year-old kid clutching his mother’s camera. He had been expecting to see the Yardbirds jam but instead was greeted with a sign heralding ‘The New Yardbirds’, and disappointment quickly set in. Who were these knock-off wannabes, and how did the Gladsaxe have such a cheek to pull a stunt like this?

When The New Yardbirds emerged, he only recognised Jimmy Page. The legendary John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant were unknown entities as far as the young Dane was concerned. Only three years later, The Beatles were no longer a band let alone playing live, and Led Zeppelin were the next act aiming to seize the zeitgeist with their own raucous sound. What’s more, it is a raucous sound that would be heralded by former members of The Beatles themselves.

George Harrison was wowed by the band when he first saw them live. Apparently, ‘The Quiet One’ somewhat rendered his nickname a misnomer and exclaimed, “Fuck Me!” when he first saw them. “With The Beatles, we were on for 25 minutes and could get off in 15!” he said of their riotous three-hour set. And John Lennon likewise happened to be somewhat of a fanboy.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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