The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

The definitive guide to Zeppelin’s finest recorded moments

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'Moby Dick' (1969)

Led Zeppelin John Bonham Drum Solo Live Performance
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Bonham's drum-solo epic from Led Zeppelin II began as a jam based around bluesman Sleepy John Estes' "The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair." In concert it could stretch out as long as 30 minutes; the recorded version is a trimmed-down four minutes of syncopated stomp and rolling tom-tom thunder.

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