Friday, October 29, 2021

Led Zeppelin rock and roll on 50th anniversary series

Led Zeppelin are revisiting their 1971 classic, “Rock And Roll”, on the second episode of their newly-launched 50th anniversary video series focused on their 1971 album, “Led Zeppelin IV.”

Issued as the second single from the project in the spring of 1972, the tune features a guest appearance by Rolling Stones co-founder and pianist Ian Stewart; it’s pounding intro by John Bonham was inspired by the opening of Little Richard’s 1957 cover of "Keep A-Knockin.'"

“’Rock And Roll’ just has that cheeky energy about it…it’s a party,” says Jimmy Page. “Great lyrics and a great performance.”

“Led Zeppelin IV” topped the charts in the band’s native UK and elsewhere, and reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 37 million copies worldwide, including 23 million in the US alone.

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