The Story Behind “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin and How It Was Inspired by a Tolkien Poem

The Birth of Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page forms The New Yardbirds, later known as Led Zeppelin, to fulfill tour obligations.

Musical Roots and Inspirations Led Zeppelin's songs like "Tangerine" and "Dazed and Confused" have origins in The Yardbirds' demos and performances.

Tolkien and Celtic Influences Robert Plant's lyrics in "Over the Hills and Far Away" are inspired by Tolkien and his upbringing in the Black Country.

Commercial Reception and Artistic Vision Led Zeppelin's singles had limited chart success, but their albums consistently sold well despite poor reviews.

Creative Processes and Recording Locations Led Zeppelin's creative process involved writing in Welsh cottages and recording in historic locales like Headley Grange, leading to enduring musical legacies.