Major Led Zeppelin Photo Retrospective Hitting Both Coasts

Flashback: Led Zeppelin Releases ‘presence’
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Now running at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in Los Angeles and New York City is a new career-spanning Led Zeppelin photo exhibit. The showings, which run through June 22nd, feature the last edition signed prints by such late photographers Baron Wolman, Peter Simon, Peter Tarnoff, and Terry O’Neill.

Other high-profile photographers sharing their work are Bob Gruen, Lynn Goldsmith, Henry Diltz, Michael Zagaris, Jay Dickman, Richard E. Aaron, Barrie Wentzell, Michael Brennan, Herb Greene, Allen Tannenbaum, Thomas Monaster, Dick Barnatt, James Fortune, Robert M. Knight, and Jimmy Page‘s daughter Scarlet Page.

Robert Plant explained that looking beyond the Western world for inspiration made all the difference in Led Zeppelin’s music: “Well, I think we always changed the musical attitudes with every record that we made, therefore, out gave us a bit of a hike to have some continuity over a period of time. Because, we didn’t play the same music for nine albums. We were constantly experimenting, and Jimmy (Page) and I traveled through India and Morocco, and Jimmy spent time in Egypt, and his reflections came out in the music. So, I guess we were fortunate because our travels really influenced the way that we wrote.”

Jimmy Page explained that, quite simply, Led Zeppelin was built to change the face of everything that came before and after it: “When I formed Led Zeppelin, I formed it with the idea and the ethos that it was going to change music. That’s what I wanted it to do — and it clearly did. And it brought to the forefront these master craftsmen that were involved with that band.”

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