It was fifty years ago today- the group that the world would know as Led Zeppelin would first play together in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London. The band early on would be known as The New Yardbirds. The first sound they played together was a Yardbirds song – guitarist Jimmy Page’s previous band The Yardbirds- called “The Train Kept A Rollin’. There seemed to be instant chemistry between the band members- singer Robert Plant, lead guitarist- Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham and multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones. They would play their first concert less than a month later on September 7. 1968. In mid-October they would change their name to Led Zeppelin and the rest as they say is history. The bands first album Led Zeppelin was released on January 12, 1969 and the group would release eight studio albums until the death of John Bonham in September 1980.