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Led Zeppelin IV – Album Cover Location

25 Jun

Salisbury Tower, Ladywood, Birmingham, England.

The album front and back cover for Led Zeppelin’s untitled fourth album (generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV) shows a painting hanging on a wall on a partially demolished house with a high-rise apartment building looming in the background over several other rundown/partially demolished two story brick homes. The high-rise has often been erroneously reported to be Butterfield Court in Dudley where Led Zeppelindrummer, John Bonham, once lived. However the actual location is Salisbury Tower in the Ladywood district of Birmingham. Though it is not possible to get in the exact location of the photograph, some of the rundown houses are still standing on Camden Street.

Led Zeppelin IV was released on November 8, 1971 and is one of the best selling albums of all-time, selling over 37 million units.

The band only played it a few times in the early stages of their 1975 U.S. Tour, before dropping it for good.

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