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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:47 PM

21. Oh come on

Every artist's work is influenced by those preceding them. And this was back in the pioneer days of rock n roll. Almost every band, especially from Britain at the time, borrowed from blues masters. ie. Rolling Stones. "Almost every song they ever played"? Not even close. more like 5 or 6 that I've heard of, where parts of other blues songs were reconfigured into original sounding pieces.

Also it depends on how different the new creations sound. IMO Led Zeppelin's sound is so original, so far removed from those sparse old blues classics, that they became new again.

And they did actually give credit to one as a song on an album, "Hats off to Roy Harper".
If you look for Plant interviews on YouTube he goes on and on about different blues artists that he has met and respects and gives credit to.

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