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Bizarre True Story Behind Famous Band Names - Led Zeppelin

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Basil Sanders's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:49 AM

The phrase "lead balloon" has commonly been used to describe an ill-conceived idea, or one whose failure is both predictable and inevitable. The name then allegedly arose when Keith Moon, after being invited to drum for the band, thought the idea would go over like a "lead zeppelin"--Moon evidently modifying the common phrase after observing that zeppelin's were quite large. Reportedly Jimmy Paige liked the phrase so much, he took it for the band's name. The decision to misspell it was made because they thought Americans would be stupid enough to mispronounce the word "lead."

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Pink Floyd: The Prog Rock Archetype - PopMatters

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It simply cannot be overstated how meaningful it was, and remains, that one of the best-selling and influential albums in history happens to be the apotheosis of prog rock's canon.

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Pink Floyd endures as one of the more soulful bands of the ‘70s. For this we can thank Roger Waters, whose development as a lyricist is responsible for a body of work that holds its own against anyone else’s. With the possible exception of Peter Gabriel (with and without Genesis) no songwriter composed more sensitive yet compelling statements concerning the human condition.

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BOB'S ROCK & ROLL HISTORY ON THIS DATE...July 8, 1981…The Go-Go's released their debut album, "Beauty and the Beat." http://t.co/02g7ivUQhz
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Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's ... - PopMatters

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Bobby Hackney (Death, bassist, vocalist): When we went to rock shows, we were black hippies. Michigan Palace was our hangout.
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Rock 'n Roll Time Machine - Schenectady Gazette (blog)

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This time machine has one purpose: It permits the user to travel back in time to attend the rock concert of their choice.
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Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 8 - 100.7 WZLX

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In 1972, David Bowie proclaimed himself Ziggy in London and released his “Ziggy Stardust” album. After that phase, which included the albums “Aladdin Sane” and “Pinups,” what did he do next?
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Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood Rip Through 'It's Only Rock n' Roll'

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The Rolling Stones stopped by Toronto's Air Canada Centre last weekend and brought out special guest Carrie Underwood during a lively performance of "It's Only Rock n' Roll (But I Like It)" The rockers launched into their 1974 track with electric...

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Science center's new exhibit explores 'Science of Rock 'n' Roll' - Detroit Free Press

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Science center's new exhibit explores 'Science of Rock 'n' Roll' Detroit Free Press “We wanted to tell the history of rock 'n' roll in a new way,” says Bryan Reinblatt, head of exhibit creator Elevation Productions, based in Vancouver, British...
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Dancing in the Street - A Rock and Roll History episode 8

Award winning BBC documentary on the history of rock and roll. Episode 8: No Fun. In short, rock and roll was in danger of becoming just another leisure indu...

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The Thirteen Dumbest Band Names in Rock History - RollingStone.com

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It's not easy to pick a band name. After 60 years of rock & roll, everything has been taken.
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Night Beat : A Shadow History of Rock and Roll by Mikal Gilmore (1997, Hardcover

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Night Beat : A Shadow History of Rock and Roll by Mikal Gilmore (1997, Hardcover in Books, Textbooks, Education | eBay (For sale: Night Beat : A Shadow History of Rock and Roll by Mikal Gilmore (1997, Hardcover)
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Smashwords — The History of Rock and Roll in 99 tweets —a book by Andy Szpuk

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A twitter novel. Follow Harry as he rampages through six decades of romance, rock and roll, and mayhem. A story constructed in 99 short chapters, each one 140 characters or less.
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