Now take those sales #'s, and post them for the past 10 years.Interesting point, but the sales numbers of CDs and vinyl say otherwise.
Now take those sales #'s, and post them for the past 10 years.
Like I had said, the Beatles did Sullivan, and the world went nuts. Yes.
Time is the ultimate test!
Zep is as, or more popular today, than they were in 1980. Floyed, Beatles might be just as popular with some of you guys (mostly the generation before me), but for those around in the 70's, who woulda thought your kids would be just as into Zep today, as some of us have always been?
As for a guitarist surpassing Page, Page was not a very good *technical guitar player.
But, for a time in history, everything he played was pure magic. I don't forsee that happening again.
Zep 1-4 were made in 2 years. That is unreal!
Did Zep ever even do a tune on American TV? As far as I know Bonham only gave 2 brief interviews. Zep did it w/out promotion, tv appearances, interviews, releasing singles etc...
Beatles, Who, Hendrix, Clapton............have all faded away, or fading fast.
As for Floyed being played more than Zep on the radio today. No way.
Billboard? What does Casey Kasem have to say about all this?Toast, I think you're reaching some incorrect conclusions based on anecdotal evidence.
Surely, there can't be a better measure of success than how an artist's catalog of albums continue to sell today. It's a ranking of the most popular albums across all genres that are at least 18 months old.
Here's the Best-Selling Catalog Albums for the week of Nov. 16, according to Billboard:
10. Drake - Views
9. Journey's Greatest Hits
8. The Beatles - 1 (Diamond Certified sales of 10 million-plus, 612 weeks on chart)
7. Drake - Take Care
6. Creedence Clearwater Revival - 20 Greatest
5. Michael Buble - Christmas
4. Lizzo - Coconut Oil
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road (Diamond certified -- 423 weeks on chart)
2. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas
1.Queen - Greatest Hits
BTW, Led Zeppelin doesn't have a single album in the Top 50.
Data for Billboard's sales charts, which include all album charts are compiled by Nielsen Music from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market.
The sample includes not only music stores and the music departments at electronics and department stores, but also direct-to-consumer transactions and Internet sales (both physical albums via Internet, and ones bought via digital downloads).
Many years ago I had heard that LZII was recorded while the band was touring for the first album.Pretty compelling argument for LZ II........I didn't know it booted Abbey Road from the #1 spot!
Writing and recording on tour as they were becoming international rock stars, Zeppelin turned their vision into reality and made one of the greatest, raunchiest records of all timewww.rollingstone.com
Respectfully, and with sincere curiosity....Rolling stone also bashed all their albums.
That's neither here nor there.
My point was, Zep's popularity has not dropped. If anything it's grown.
That's the only stat that matters. Out of every band or artist since Zep hit the scene, all the other bands popularity is waning.
Teens are as much as into Zep, as I am/was. I can't say the same for any other "classic rock" band. That includes The Beatles Stones, Floyed...
Zeppelin just had the magic. No singles (well 2), TV, interviews, etc..
Geez, the all time #1 radio tune, was never even released as a single.
Ya can't say these things about the other bands
Here's a fairly long read, as I'm in the middle of taking care of a few thing at the moment. I can expand on my experience in a bit, but this article, especially towards the end does a pretty good job explaining. I had never read this until today, but it also makes a comparison of Zep to Classical music.Respectfully, and with sincere curiosity....
Where are you getting this information? What is your source to back up these claims of rising Zep popularity and the "waning" of those other bands?
I mean, is it a gut feeling, teens in your home, or do you have inside info from somewhere?
I would think that you must considering how quickly you dimissed the sales stastistics and other's opinions.
Here's a fairly long read, as I'm in the middle of taking care of a few thing at the moment. I can expand on my experience in a bit, but this article, especially towards the end does a pretty good job explaining. I had never read this until today, but it also makes a comparison of Zep to Classical music.
If ya don't feel like reading the entire article, the last 5 paragraphs sum it up well.
And yes, until I my back went I was involved with HS football. I was also involved in semi pro ball a few years too long.
The Zep phenomenon has always been apparent to me. It's really amazing
Sorry if I didn't make much sense. Craziness right now
“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold / and she’s buying a stairway to heaven. When she gets there she knows if the stores…medium.com
Yeah, John "Precision" Bonham, as he's known! And doubles on the bass drum! Implausible!Bonham was the disciplined monster, drumming with a rare, almost unearthly precision, passion, and power envied by percussionists to this day. “Bonzo,” or “The Beast,” perhaps the more suitable nickname, used the bass drum pedal in such an implausible and efficient way that music equipment manufacturers invented the double-kick pedal so other drummers could execute the Bonham technique without having to actually learn how to do it with the single-kick pedal.
My guess is you are (please don't take it personal) in your 60's, or greater?Yeah, John "Precision" Bonham, as he's known! And doubles on the bass drum! Implausible!
That's just one ridiculous passage in that article.
And anyone who compares Zeppelin, or any rock band, to classical music doesn't know the first thing about classical music.