Tag Archives: Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin; Frank Zappa; Ann & Nancy Wilson.

Hello there! This week our blog features a song that many rate as the greatest rock ‘n roll song ever, Stairway To Heaven. We will first discuss the original version by Led Zeppelin. Next, we will review a cover by … Continue reading

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Gallows Pole: John Jacob Niles, Leadbelly, and Led Zeppelin

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider a song that goes by many different names.  We’ll first review its origins as a traditional folk song, perhaps most commonly known as The Maid Freed From The Gallows. We will then … Continue reading

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Hello Mary Lou: Rick Nelson, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Led Zeppelin

Hello there! This week we consider the song Hello Mary Lou. We will consider the original by roots rocker Rick Nelson, and covers of that song by the country-rock group New Riders of the Purple Sage, plus heavy-metal giants Led … Continue reading

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