Tuesday, November 08, 2011

This day in music - November 8, 1971: Led Zeppelin releases Led Zeppelin IV, which includes "Stairway to Heaven"

(Ed. note: You may know that we regularly do a "This day in history" post. Actually, Richard regularly does. Well, how about "This day in music"? We already blog a lot about music. So it makes sense, no? Look for more of this new series, in the days ahead, and beyond. -- MJWS)

Okay, "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin is a great song, and I typically take everything I read on Wikipedia as Gospel Truth, but I'm not sure about their reference to the "fact" that the song is widely considered the best rock song ever recorded. Really? That's an awfully big statement. Could be true. I don't know. Not sure who they asked. I would have found it more credible if they had said it was widely considered "one of" the best rock songs of all time. That's a no-brainer.

Great song, though.

Seems as well that Led Zeppelin IV became the third-best-selling album ever in the U.S.

Have at it:

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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