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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Led Zeppelin: The Controversial ’68 Medley

It’s not quite their official debut but TMD has obtained the complete and unedited medley
from the first ever commercial music release that featured all four members of what would soon be known as Led Zeppelin.

In September of 1968, well before they became a rock n roll legends, American singer P.J. Proby recruited Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham to perform on his studio album entitled "Three Week Hero". Plant handled the harmonica as his other band mates performed on their instruments. This is the debut for this unedited version on Youtube, others posted online have edited out the first minute and a half. For the sake of historical preservation, TMD has chosen to provide the original track just as it was featured on the original release.

The song is a controversial one… because of Proby’s usage of the ‘N’ word, so sensitive listeners have been forewarned about its content. Beyond that, the listener will be treated to a very special moment when a young bunch of English rock musicians were getting poised to start a rock n roll revolution.

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