Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.
After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group were initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums released over eleven years, from Led Zeppelin (1969) to IN THROUGH THE OUTDOOR (1979). Their untitled fourth studio album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971) and featuring the song “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group’s popularity.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history.
Pink Floyd were founded by students Syd Barrette on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger waters on bass and vocals, and Richard wright on keyboards and vocals.