Posts Tagged ‘led zeppelin’

“Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they’re all the same. The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.”

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“All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground and my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been.”

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Led Zeppelin – “Gallows Pole”

Posted: December 27, 2012 by b0ynamedsue in Quotes
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“Your brother brought me silver, your sister warmed my soul, but now I laugh and pull so hard and see you swinging on the Gallows Pole.”

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When The Yardbirds split up, the band still had several tour dates in Scandinavia that they’d committed to, so Keith Relf and Chris Dreja allowed Jimmy Page to use the name “The New Yardbirds” in order to fulfill these commitments. Dreja then issued a cease and desist letter, so that after these tour dates were completed, Page would have to change the band’s name.

While out drinking with Keith Moon and John Entwistle from the band, The Who, Page made a comment about starting a band with the two of them. In response, Moon joked about that going down like a “lead zeppelin”. When Jimmy then formed his own band, he remembered this expression, and decided to use it as the band’s name. He got rid of the “a” so there would be no confusion over the pronunciation in America.

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