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Led Zeppelin IV was a huge hit and sold 37 million copies throughout the world, making it the band's best selling album.Led Zeppelin belonged to Atlantic Records and contributed to one-fourth of the profits for that record company.This album sparked much controversy due to the fact that some songs on the album, "The Lemon Song" and "Whole Lotta Love", showed similarities to songs previously written by other artists.This created legal trouble for the band over whether or not they plagiarized these songs.
Initially dubbed the "New Yardbirds" in 1968, the band soon came to be known as Led Zeppelin.
Karac's death later inspired him to write several songs in tribute: "All My Love" featured on Led Zeppelin's final studio album, 1979's In Through the Out Door, while "Blue Train" featured on Page and Plant's second and final (studio) album, 1998's Walking into Clarksdale.
The most important thing about Led Zeppelin II is that up to that point I'd contributed lyrics.
They both went on to play in the Band of Joy, merging blues with newer psychedelic trends.
In 1968, guitarist Jimmy Page was in search of a lead singer for his new band and met Plant after being turned down by his first choice, Terry Reid, who referred him to a show at a teacher training college in Birmingham (where Plant was singing in a band named Hobbstweedle).