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Led Zeppelin was an English rock band that formed in London in 1968, best known for their hit "Stairway to Heaven." The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Their early albums were rooted in heavy guitar-driven sounds but also influenced by the blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin represented the hippie-love, psychedelic mind-set of the 1960s and 1970s. They are recognized as one of the originators of heavy metal. Led Zeppelin has sold over 300 million albums world wide is widely considered one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.
Led Zeppelin have influenced hard rock and heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Queen, Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and many others.