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There's no denying that every musician in Led Zeppelin rocks. But who's the best rocker of them all? There are many factors to consider when ranking all Led Zeppelin band members from best to worst. Maybe you go for the guys with the most shredding licks. Or maybe you're more into songwriting.

It's the age-old Led Zeppelin question: Page or Plant? As the group's front man, Robert Plant is responsible for some of the most memorable rock melodies of all time. But the group's other primary songwriter, Jimmy Page, is behind the great guitar riffs on "Stairway to Heaven," "Whole Lotta Love," and “Kashmir." And then there's drummer John Bonham, who is often cited as the best drummer in the history of rock 'n' roll Bassist John Paul Jones's bluesy style is also key to Zeppelin's music.
 

Do you have a favorite member of Led Zeppelin? Give the best musicians a thumbs up, and see how your fellow fans ranked the most popular members of Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Member of Led Zeppelin, Ranked Best to Worst
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Jimmy Page


Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Jazz, + more

Albums: Coverdale/Page, Come With Me, Live at the Greek, Don’t Send Me No Flowers, Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks, + more

Nationality: England

Labels: Atlantic Records, Geffen Records, Mercury, Fontana Records, Swan Song Records

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#78 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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#37 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#36 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Member of Led Zeppelin, Ranked Best to Worst
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John Bonham


Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

Albums: Rock and Roll Highway

Nationality: England

Labels: Atlantic Records, Swan Song Records

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#46 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#10 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#1 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#65 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Member of Led Zeppelin, Ranked Best to Worst
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Robert Plant


Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock, World music, Country rock, + more

Albums: Raising Sand, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, Walking Into Clarksdale, Mighty Rearranger, Manic Nirvana, + more

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Labels: Rounder Records, Atlantic Records, Universal Records, Mercury, Sanctuary Records Group, + more

Career Began: Kidderminster, United Kingdom

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#61 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#14 on The Best Singers of All Time

#80 on These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

#2 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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John Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Member of Led Zeppelin, Ranked Best to Worst
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John Paul Jones


Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Instrumental rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, + more

Albums: Do You Take This Man?, Zooma, The Thunderthief, Scream for Help, The Masters: No Introduction Required, + more

Nationality: England

Labels: Atlantic Records, Swan Song Records, Discipline Global Mobile

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#91 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#3 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

#33 on The Greatest Mandolinists of All Time

#34 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

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