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Led Zeppelin, 'Black Dog'

Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones
Producer: Page
Released: Nov. '71, Atlantic
12 weeks; No. 15

A dog meandering the grounds outside Zeppelin’s studio in rural England inspired the title, but the subject was honey-dripping sex. "Things like 'Black Dog' are blatant let’s-do-it-in-the-bath-type things," Plant said, "but they make their point."

Appears on: Led Zeppelin IV (Atlantic)

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