Where did Led Zeppelin get their name?


Originally the band was formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name The New Yardbirds in order to fulfill some performance commitments that had been booked before the breakup of the original Yardbirds. After some concerts, they changed the band's name to Led Zeppelin, after Keith Moon (drummer with The Who) suggested you'll go over like a lead Zeppelin.
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: Led Zeppelin was a name Jimmy Page had in mind since several years before the group formed. While Page was discussing forming a band with Keith Moon and John Entwistle of The Who,
Led Zeppelin stemmed from a humorous conversation among several musicians
It was predicted the band would go down "like a lead balloon." Entwistle thought "like lead zeppelin", hence the name.
because their sound is heavy, it can be referred to as a "lead zeppelin" or a blimp made with lead material. it'd be too heavy and wouldnt fly and ya know they got heavy
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The name of the band Led Zeppelin is thought to have come Keith Moon and John Entwistle, who suggested that a group consisting of themselves, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck would "go down like a lead zeppelin".
Their manager, Peter Grant, suggested dropping the A in 'lead' to prevent it from being mispronounced.
Led Zeppelin is an English Rock n Roll band that got their name from a conversation with band members Keith Moon, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on the name of their new project. Moon described it as a band that would 'go over like a lead balloon'. The band was formed in 1968 in London and was active all through to the end of 1980.
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