Led Zeppelin - The New Yardbirds
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Classic Rock Bands Who Changed Their Name
9. Led Zeppelin - The New Yardbirds
When Jimmy Page tried to continue the London-based R&B band The Yardbirds with a new line-up in 1968, it seemed natural to call themselves "The New Yardbirds" to cash in on the previous act's fame. However, contractual haggling made them look around for a new moniker, and when The Who's Keith Moon suggested that the whole enterprise would go down "like a lead balloon", inspiration struck.