On November 8, 1971.

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On November 8, 1971, “Atlantic” label released the untitled, fourth Led Zeppelin studio album, known as “Led Zeppelin IV”.  It was recorded December 1970 – March 1971 at the  Victorian  House  “Headley Grange”, in Hampshire, and was produced by Jimmy Page. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in US by the “RIAA” and with more than 37 million sold copies worldwide, it became one of the best selling music albums ever. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Led Zeppelin IV” on number 69 on it’s list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Page– electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin
  • Robert Plant– lead and overdubbed backing vocals, tambourine, harmonica
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, electric piano, mellotron, mandolin, recorders, EMS VCS 3, acoustic guitar
  • John Bonham– drums
  • Sandy Denny– vocals
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer, mixing
  • George Chkiantz – mixing
  • Barrington Colby M.O.M. – The Hermit illustration
  • Graphreaks– design coordination
  • Keith Morris – photography
  • Peter Grant – executive producer

Track listing

  1. Black Dog – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  2. Rock and Roll – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page,  Robert Plant
  3. The Battle of Evermore – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Stairway to Heaven – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  5. Misty Mountain Hop – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  6. Four Sticks – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. Going to California – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. When the Levee Breaks – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Memphis Minnie

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