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The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

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'Going to California' (1971)


Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones Mandolin Three Neck Guitar
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Zeppelin's prettiest song: Page's gentle acoustic fingerpicking weaves together with Jones' mandolin, while Plant tries on some country twang. Rumored to be written about Joni Mitchell, it could just as easily be about any California girl "with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair." And for Led Zeppelin in 1971, there were many.


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