US President Barack Obama has honoured Led Zeppelin, the renowned British rock band, for their contribution to the US arts and cultural scene. Barack Obama referred to the protagonists of Led Zeppelin as “you still rock!” as he awarded them medals at the White House on Sunday night.
Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, the three protagonists of Led Zeppelin, have asserted that they were overwhelmed to obtain the honor at the White House from President Barack Obama.
Led Zeppelin’s track, Stairway to Heaven, is regarded as one of the most powerful works in rock music. Stairway to Heaven established Led Zeppelin’s protagonists as rock superstars.
Barack Obama praised the rock band, voicing that when Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham emerged in the rock musical scene in the late 1960s, the world couldn’t visualise that these musical personalities would become such prolific success stories in the future.
Obama mentioned that Led Zeppelin had captured American hearts from the opening chord. America gleefully embraced the Led Zeppelin songs, which, as per Jimmy Page, had a lot of light and shade. Barack Obama voiced that the British had initially separated themselves from Led Zeppelin but not the Americans.
The US President effusively lauded Led Zeppelin’s characters, voicing that the rock band had a singer with a banshee-like voice and a guitar prodigy, who amazed people with his talent. Led Zeppelin possessed a multifaceted bassist, who was at ease on the keyboards, remarked Obama.
As per the US President, a generation of teenagers endured teenage anxiety with a pair of headphones and Led Zeppelin tracks. The Led Zeppelin legacy continues to breathe even 32 years after John Bonham’s demise.
Barack Obama commended John Bonham, the Led Zeppelin drummer and fourth band member, who is looked at as one of the most excellent drummers ever.
Led Zeppelin, which experienced musical hits like Rock and Roll and Whole Lotta Love, were honoured along with Oscar awardee, Dustin Hoffman and chat show host, David Letterman. Blues star, Buddy Guy, and ballerina Natalia Makarova also attained medals on Sunday night.
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