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LISTEN: Opening riff, Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven'

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All Songs Rewind: The Best Opening Tracks

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These Go To 11: Songs Best Heard Extra-Loud

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1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die

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Inspiration Or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits

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Jimmy Page Reflects On 40 Years Of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti'

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The Re-Education Of Robert Plant

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

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British rockers Led Zeppelin pose in front of their private plane, dubbed "The Starship," in 1973. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Road To Rock Excess: Why The '60s Really Ended In 1973

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As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!" Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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New Building, New Mix: Songs About Change

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Led Zeppelin's Blues Roots

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The Pre-Zeppelin Jimmy Page

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When The Levee Breaks: Ripples Of The Great Flood

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Tunes That Got You Through Your Teens

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Robert Plant: Born In England; Made In America

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