Sing-a-long Saturday – Led Zeppelin’s – “Going to California”

Oct 16, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, which was formed in 1968, consisted of singer Robert Plant, the band’s iconic singer and harmonica player; lead guitar legend and player, Jimmy Page; bass guitar, keyboards, and mandolin expert, John Paul Jones; and the infamous, John Bonham on drums, released Going to California in 1971.

Part of their fourth album, which is one of the best-selling albums in all music history, with sales approaching 37 million, Going to California, was a collaboration between Plant and Page.

In an interview Robert Plant gave to Spin magazine in 2002:

Plant stated that the song "might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of his life when he was 22. Source: Wikipedia

Led Zeppelin is considered the one of the top rock bands of all time. Let’s sit back and enjoy the song:

Led Zeppelin created a myth, members larger than life, and a oeuvre of songs that stand the test of time–there will never be another band like it due to its blend of Rock, Blues, and experimentation. Only the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, are in the same category.

Their connection to California and Los Angeles, makes for an entire series of articles–but for today, let’s just enjoy this iconic song.

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2 Responses to “Sing-a-long Saturday – Led Zeppelin’s – “Going to California””

  1. Debi says:

    Great song… I enjoy Makana’s recent rendition these days..,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g40hWTxv30o

    …and you may, too!

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    You are so right. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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