While you consider arduous rock music, heavy metal or guitar driven music, it isn’t lengthy before you’d consider Led Zeppelin. Formed in London throughout 1968 as the brainchild of legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, Zeppelin was a ferocious touring band till 1980 when the band dissolved after the untimely death of drummer John Bonham. Towards the middle of the decade, Page was rising tired of life within the studio, and was unsatisfied taking part in on a few of the more mundane muzak model tracks that got here along. While the pay was great, he yearned for extra. So in 1966, Page joined the Yardbirds to exchange their bass guitarist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page performed electric bass for a bit earlier than switching over to co-lead guitar together with his pal Jeff Beck. Page had actually been offered a spot in the Yardbirds a number of years previous to exchange Eric Clapton, but turned it down resulting from his career as a session musician. It was Jimmy Page who prompt that Jeff Beck be a part of the group as an alternative of him. A few years later, Page could be sharing the stage with Beck. Simply superb. Once Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds, Jimmy Page was then the default lead guitarist.