Led Zeppelin was honored as an American Rock Icon and for their contribution to American Culture by President Obama at this years Kennedy Center Honors. President Obama’s speech gave them a great tribute. “When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960′s, then world never saw it coming.” As the President Obama went on to say “It’s been said that a generation of young people survived teenage angst with a pair of headphones and a Zeppelin album, and a generation of parents wondered what all that noise was about… Even now, 32 years after John Bonham’s passing we all I think appreciate the fact that Led Zepplin legacy lives on.”
President Obama went on to thank Led Zeppelin for not trashing the white house as their past hotel room visits had proven then might have had a rowdy past. Then President Obama concluded with “we honor Led Zeppelin for making us all feel young, and for showing us that some guys who are not completely youthful can still rock!”
So be sure to catch Led Zeppelin, before you miss you last change to see this legend live! Don’t forget to catch Led Zeppelin’s appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Monday night.