It Was 40 Years Ago Today: ‘Led Zeppelin II’ Released

The breakthrough group released its second album (self-titled, as was the first) on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1969, and Led Zeppelin II was the band’s first record to reach No. 1 in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The album also hit the top of the charts in Canada, Austrailia, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

The leadoff track on Led Zeppelin II, “Whole Lotta Love,” emerged from an early ’60s number by Willie Dixon (“You Need Love”), and here Dixon shares songwriting credit with all four members of the group — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones.

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