Led Zeppelin’s plane didn’t belong to them and cost $2,500 an hour

The name Led Zeppelin was reminiscent of a crashing airship, but the band was the complete opposite. Earning Atlantic Records’ biggest advancement of all time, they gained notoriety almost immediately when their debut album hit shelves. They flew up much of the 1970s and toured the world in style in a private jet, but Led Zeppelin’s plane actually belonged to someone else and was costing the band $2,500 an hour.

John Paul Jones (from left), John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant stand next to Led Zeppelin's plane called The Starship, which they did not own.
(lr) John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin | Hulton Archives/Getty Images

Led Zeppelin sold millions of records during their heyday

Led Zeppelin is typically shortlisted for the biggest classic rock bands alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. However, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones outsold the Stones in the United States.

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Lindsay Lowe

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