On this Day in Music History: January 12, 1969

On this Day in Music History: January 12, 1969

48 years ago, Led Zeppelin’s debut album, Led Zeppelin, was released in the United States by Atlantic Records. The album, which brought us “Good Times Bad Times,” peaked at No. 10 on Billboard. Critical reception to the album was lukewarm, but was a commercial success due to the band’s hard-rock sound which was gradually being adopted by the American and British counterculture. In 2004, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is currently ranked at #29 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”