“Pulverized” Billy Joel recalls hearing Led Zeppelin for the first time



Sirius XM just published a great video on Billy Joel recounting the first time he put the needle down on a Led Zeppelin album.

“Led Zeppelin’s first album came out in 1969, and I got the Led Zeppelin album. It just pulverized me when I heard this,” he says. “It was like hearing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for the first time.”

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“(They’re) probably my favorite band from that whole era from 1969 to the mid-70s. … Actually, when we do a sound check at one of my shows, we don’t really play my stuff, we play Led Zeppelin.”

Hear him in his own words here (including snippets of him singing some Zep):

Photo credit: JimmyGuano.

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