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Crowley's Cut of the Day - Black Dog

November 13, 2017

Led Zeppelin: "Black Dog"

Album: Led Zeppelin IV

Year: 1971

Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones

Stats: Peaked at number-15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Zeppelin's second-highest U.S. chart single, behind "Whole Lotta Love, which got to number-four.

Background: Led Zeppelin recorded parts their fourth album at Headley Grange, a Victorian era house in East Hampshire, England. Robert Plant explains that it was the experience of recording there, and not anything to do with the song's lyrics, that led to the title "Black Dog."

Quick Note: The Led Zeppelin 2-CD compilation Mothership was released 10 years ago today (November 13th, 2007).

Robert Plant Talk 'Black Dog'

Robert Plant on how the title “Black Dog” was a reference to Headley Grange, where the band recorded Led Zeppelin IV, and not to the song’s lyrics.