The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard used by the band’s first three studio albums. The album has alternatively been referred to as ZOSO, Four Symbols, The Fourth Album (those two titles each having been used in the Atlantic catalogue), Untitled, Runes, The Hermit, and ZoSo, the latter of which is derived from the symbol used by Jimmy Page for the album sleeve. Page often had the ZoSo symbol embroidered on his clothes.
Containing many of the band’s most famous songs, including “Black Dog”, “Rock and Roll”, “Going to California” and the band’s signature song, “Stairway to Heaven”, Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It is also certified twenty-three times platinum by the RIAA, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US. In 2003, the album was ranked 69th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”
LED ZEPPELIN – CELEBRATION DAY
A Led Zeppelin DVD & CD entitled Celebration Day is being released on November 19th 2012 , which features the one-off 2007 gig which they played at the O2 arena in London, as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun,
Performed by the remaining members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page John Paul Jones plus Jason Bonham (son of Zeppelin’s late drummer John, who died in 1980). Celebration Day is tight, punchy and unrelenting. During the show the band members were conscious that it may be the world’s last chance to see Led Zeppelin performing together and it was a critical to get it right because they only had one shot at it. Despite persistent rumours which surrounded the gig the band members have so-far avoided questions about whether they will ever again reunite.