The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time


'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' (1969)

Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page Portrait
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Page picked up this tune from a Joan Baez record. Their cover is the kind of heavy jam on a familiar song that bands like Blue Cheer and Vanilla Fudge were doing – but few were drawing on American folk music, and no one was jamming as precisely and viscerally.

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