In January 1969, Led Zeppelin was unleashed on the world with the release of their trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band’s equally groundbreaking follow-up album Led Zeppelin II was released. 50 years later, Led Zeppelin remains one of the most important bands in music history whose songs continue to be discovered and embraced by each new generation.
To celebrate the band’s historic golden anniversary, three new curated playlists have arrived – one from The Black Keys, and two from The Breeders. Both artists cite Led Zeppelin as a critical influence on their music.
“In 1991 my Dad checked out Led Zeppelin II from the Akron public library and asked me to take a listen. It changed my life.” – Patrick Carney, The Black Keys.
Led Zeppelin x The Black Keys features 11 tracks selected by Patrick Carney encompassing many stages of the band’s career - from their debut album, "How Many More Times", to "Whole Lotta Love" from The Complete BBC Sessions recording, and some beloved album tracks such as "In The Light" from Physical Graffiti.
Led Zeppelin x The Breeders: Kim Deal and Kelley Deal – with a selection of songs from each band member, includes some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits including "Good Times Bad Times" and "Immigrant Song" along with one of their most psychedelic songs "What Is And What Should Never Be", and folk duet "The Battle Of Evermore".
The campaign follows playlists from Jack White (The White Stripes) and Royal Blood. Other artists that are yet to be announced will follow suit throughout the year.
Listen to the new playlists below.
Led Zeppelin x The Black Keys on Spotify
Led Zeppelin x The Breeders: Kim Deal on Spotify
Led Zeppelin x The Breeders: Kelley Deal on Spotify