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Jeff Beck

Introduction to Classic Rock

To write this story I have to go back when I first start listening to classic rock bands. I already knew bands like Mötley Crüe, Warrant, Aerosmith, Poison, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and so on. At that time listening to these great bands someone gave me a VHS tape (yes a VHS tape)of a show that Led Zeppelin gave at the MSG in NY, I think ’73. I was so impressed that I start looking up information about the band and I wanted to know more about them. I later found out that the song “Stairway to Heaven” was from Led Zeppelin. Every year there was this Radio program with the best 2000 songs and “Stairway to Heaven” was always on that list. Now for me the song I loved had a face because I saw that VHS tape. And from there on I started discovering new bands like Black Sabbath, Cream, The Who, Yardbirds, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd. That was my introduction to classic rock bands from that period.

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