On October 22, 1969.

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On October 22, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Led Zeppelin II”, the second Led Zeppelin studio album. It was recorded January – August 1969, at several locations in the United Kingdom and North America, and was produced by Jimmy Page. In 1989,  “Spin”  magazine ranked the album at number 5 on its list of “The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked “Led Zeppelin II” at number 37 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, Rolling Stone” magazine the album at number 75 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time “Led Zeppelin II” was the band’s first album to reach number one in the UK and the US. “Led Zeppelin II” was ranked 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 9 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 12× Platinum in the US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant– lead vocals, harmonica
  • John Bonham– drums, timpani
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, organ
  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, theremin

Track listing:

  1. Whole Lotta Love – John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  2. What Is and What Should Never Be – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  3. The Lemon Song – John Bonham, Chester Burnett, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Thank You – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Heartbreaker – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. Living Loving Maid – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. Ramble On – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Moby Dick – John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page
  9. Bring It On Home – Willie Dixon

 

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