On this day, November 14th, back in 2006, 1970s Rock n Roll legend Led Zeppelin was inducted into the United Kingdom’s Hall of Fame. The band has been admired and well respected for decades, that even in the 2000s, long after the peak of their fame, UK fans, US fans, and fans all over the world never forgot their revolutionary rock n roll style. About 20 years later, and the UK presented them with this honor. Led Zeppelin was inducted alongside other 80s legacy stars such as Rod Stewart. The UK created their individual Hall of Fame back in 2004 in order to honor musicians that were clearly essential to shaping the music culture in the UK. At this prestigious induction of 2006, even George Martin, the producer for The Beatles, was given a special honorable mention for his unforgettable work.
Led Zeppelin definitely deserves this recognition. In fact, the band Wolfmother even performed Led Zeppelin at the concert in the 2006 induction. Their music was so extraordinary that they have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, with 111.5 million of them in the US. They sold even more albums around the world and in the US than the Rolling Stones. They have produced 8 studio albums, 4 live albums, 10 compilation albums, and 3 video albums, and all of these had reached sales in millions, as the band has clearly gained unmatched global traction and popularity for the time. They were known for their passionate, bold energy on the stage, intense yet completely original guitar riffs enhanced with synths, a known component of rock music, and powerful ballads. Many music listeners today, even Millennials and Gen Z, may still remember their iconic top hits such as “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven”. Happy Anniversary to them and their special achievement!