Although his solo albums didn't burn up the charts like a Zeppelin album, he consistently sold out arenas while touring solo, mostly with Zeppelin fans hoping (futilely, at this point), to hear some old Zep songs.
Because of these heavy guitar riffs, Plant's high pitched vocal stylings and Bonham's heavy on the backbeat drum beats, Led Zeppelin is often considered one of the first heavy metal bands.
Led Zeppelin was formed in the late 1960s in England and featured guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones.
This label, however, is completely inadequate to account for the myriad of genres that Led Zeppelin experimented with in their nine album, thirteen-year career.
Led Zeppelin were invited to play Woodstock, but their manager turned it down, fearing they would get lost in the shuffle of all of the bands on the bill.