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Stairway to Heaven, Paved with Gold: Led Zeppelin’s Snowdonia

Steve Turner, The Independent, 6 April 1991

It was a marriage of electric bombast and Celtic mythology; of bone-shaking riffs and ethereal thoughts. Led Zeppelin’s riffs came from guitarist Jimmy Page via the honky tonks and shotgun shacks of the Mississippi delta. The legends from vocalist Robert Plant via the swirling mists, border wars and mountain spirits of Wales.

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