Beck very nearly created Led Zeppelin. His 1968 single "Beck's Bolero" was recorded by the lineup of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. All they needed was a singer! Continuing in the Zep vein, Beck most definitely gave Jimmy some ideas. For instance, the first Jeff Beck Group album contains a cover of the Willie Dixon song "You Shook Me." Coincidentally (or not), the first Led Zeppelin album contains the same song (Jimmy claimed it as his own without giving proper credit). The first Beck Group album also has a song called "Led Boots" on it. Finally, the name of Page's future band was supplied by Keith Moon at the "Beck's Bolero" session when he said that his and Entwhistle's participation in the project would "go over like a lead zeppelin" with The Who's management.
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