Static Led Zeppelin Quiz
What famous Rock 'n' Roll drummer gave Led Zeppelin it's name?
The Whos' Keith Moon, who told Jimmy that
the band would go over like a lead balloon.
Who did Led Zeppelin open for on its first American tour?
Vanilla Fudge (1969)
All four members of Led Zeppelin played on what British singers' "Three Week Hero" album (1968)?
Who were Page's and Jones'
choices to round out Led Zeppelin?
Drummer B.J. Wilson (of Procul Harum) and vocalist Terry Reid.
How long did it take to record the bands first album?
2. 30 hours
Who recommended Robert Plant to Page for the vocalist position?
Terry Reid, who was originally approached to be vocalist.
What was Led Zeppelin's only Top Ten hit?
"Stairway To Heaven"
"Whole Lotta Love"
2. "Whole Lotta Love" (#4 in 1969)
Why was the massive popularity of "Stairway To Heaven" so unusual?
It was never issued to the public as a single.
The 'definitive' Led Zeppelin concert movie was released in 1976 - what was its title?
Who was first brought in to shoot the footage?
The Song Remains The Same, Joe Massot
How many different album covers did "In Through The Out Door" (1979) have?
Six. It won a Grammy for Best Album Package of the year.
What was so unusual about the album sleeve for "Physical Graffiti" (1975)?
The sleeve was "movable", like a children's book,
revealing different objects in the windows of a building.
What was the name of Jimmy Page's first solo LP?
The soundtrack to Death Wish II (1982)
Name Robert Plant's first two solo albums, and the label they were recorded for.
Pictures At Eleven (1982) and The Principle Of Moments (1983).
Both were recorded for Zeppelin's own Swan Song.
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page teamed up in the mid-eighties for an album of blues and early Rock 'n' Roll. Name the group and their debut album.
The Honeydrippers. The Honeydrippers, Volume One (1984)
What was the first song Led Zeppelin reputedly tried together?
The Train Kept A Rollin'
"Dazed And Confused" has a similarly structured solo to which Yardbirds tune? (HINT: Think about it :)
Think About It
Moby Grape receives a breif lyrical nod in which Zeppelin blues epic?
Since I've Been Loving You
Who was the only member of Led Zeppelin whose musical career was discouraged by his family?
Midlands group "The Band Of Joy" brought which two future Zeppelin members together?
Robert Plant and John Bonham
On what was the inner wheel of Led Zeppelin III's cover originally based?
Crop Rotation Charts
"Led Zeppelin II" dislodged which album to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart?
The Beatles' Abbey Road
The release of which two albums saw the return to the charts of the entire Zeppelin catologue?
Physical Graffiti (1975) and In Through The Out Door (1979)
Which two songs were performed at both the Live Aid and Atlantic reunions?
Whole Lotta Love and Stairway To Heaven
Which was the only Zeppelin album to feature an entirely original playlist?
In Through The Out Door (1979)
Besides the band, four other men also received a starring credit in "The Song Remains The Same". Name them.
Peter Grant, Richard Cole, Derek Skilton and Colin Rigdon
What is the backstage row in "The Song Remains The Same" about?
The sale of "fucking pirate posters" at the show.
Name the first non Zeppelin album(s) (US and UK) to be released on the Swan Song label?
US - Bad Company : Bad Company (1974)
UK - Pretty Things : Silk Torpedo (1974)
Name the date and location of the group's first gig?
Who were they billed as?
September 14, 1968 in Copenhagen.
They were billed as The New Yardbirds.
Name the date and location of their first US gig.
December 26, 1968 in Denver.
How many US tours did they start and complete in 1969?
Three. The 2nd 3rd and 4th.
When did Eva Von Zeppelin threaten the band with legal action?
February 21, 1970 while the band was on their first proper European tour.
What caused the band to abandon their July 3, 1971 show in Milan?
The group were refused entry into Singapore in 1972 because of which offence?
They had long hair.
Zeppelin's last US gig was on July 24, 1977. Where?
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
How many live concert appearances did Zepp make in 1979?
4 - July 23, Falkoner Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
July 24, Falkoner Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
August 4, Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, U.K.
August 11, Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, U.K.
Zepp's last tour was 'over' Europe, how many times had they previously toured there?
3, their 4th European tour was their last.
What relationship do the three years Zepp never performed live in share (between 1968 and 1980)?
They are all even. 1974, 1976, 1978.
Name the only two albums to have EVERY track performed live.
Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin IV
Name the only three albums to have ALL but one track performed live.
Led Zeppelin II (Living Loving Maid),
Led Zeppelin III (Hats Off To (Roy) Harper)
Houses Of The Holy (D'Yer Mak'er)
What set the Knebworth Silver Clef reunion apart from the previous reunions?
A Led Zeppelin song made its live debut. (Wearing And Tearing)
Name the four songs in the Zeppelin catologue that are credited to 'Jimmy Page'.
Dazed And Confused
White Summer / Black Mountain Side
Only one song gives credit a single band member (that isn't Jimmy), name the song and the person it is credited to.
Bonzo's Montreux, John Bonham
What is the only song on Presence not credited to 'Jimmy Page / Robert Plant'?
Royal Orleans - John Bonham / John Paul Jones / Jimmy Page / Robert Plant
How many shows were not completed? Name the reasons.
4 - July 5, 1971 in Milan - 'rioting fans',
April 9, 1977 in Chicago - Jimmy had stomach cramps,
June 3, 1977 in Tampa - rain on the stage,
June 27, 1980 in Nuremberg - Bonzo suffering physical exhaustion.
Exluding the double-albums, what is the longest Zeppelin album?
'Led Zeppelin' - 44:51 (according to TCSR and my CD player :)
Which Zepp (album) engineer also engineered the Knebworth '79 shows?
What was the contact name left in the ad placed in Rolling Stone (July '73) pertaining to Jimmy's stolen guitar?
Who did JPJ sell his Yamaha Organ (with infamous phone) to?
What colour was the original sleeve lettering on "Led Zeppelin"?
What was it changed to?
What is the address of the building on the cover of "Physical Graffiti"?
97 St. Mark's Place NYC.
How long did it take to record "Presence"?
How many songs are there in the official Led Zeppelin catologue (excluding "The Song Remains The Same" and "BBC Sessions")?
How many songs are there on the CD and cassette versions of "Remasters"?
What is the only track on "Remasters" not to appear on the corresponding 1990 boxed set?
Good Times Bad Times
How many US tours did Led Zeppelin undertake, when was their last?
Name the two songs that appear on the CD and cassette versions on "Remasters" that don't appear on the vinyl LP?
Misty Mountain Hop and The Rain Song
Behind "Dazed And Confused" (26:53), what is the longest track on "The Song Remains The Same"?
Whole Lotta Love - 14:24
What was temporarily deleted from the 1975 US set due to Jimmy breaking a finger?
What song was put in its place?
Dazed And Confused
How Many More Times
What song was 'strangely absent' from Zepp's last ever performance?
Achilles Last Stand
Who was the inspiration for "Royal Orleans"?
John Paul Jones
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