Monday, July 1, 2019

Singing For Satan---Part 24

This week I continue my once-per-month series of posts regarding an informal study I undertook in the early 1990s regarding rock and pop music. The purpose of my study (and the background to it) can be read in the first installment of August 7, 2017. If you have not read that post, I strongly encourage you to do so before reading this installment. I will only repeat here the seven (7) evil elements that pervade today's music:

1. Violence/Murder/Suicide
2. Nihilism/Despair
3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church

 The exposing of the bands/artists continues.

Led Zeppelin

Zed Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in 1968. Only The Beatles and Elvis Presley had a greater impact on rock music, and I dare say that they, just like Satanist Aleister Crowley whom they emulated, were "the wickedest men" in music. Their music is demon-inspired, and they wished to lead souls, like a Satanic Pied-Piper, to the depths of Hell. If you think this is all hyperbole, and I'm exaggerating to make a point, guess again. The amount of material I have on this group is enormous; so much so I could easily have written four posts on this band. I left Led Zeppelin until near the end of this series of posts, because I kept going back to parse down the information. Nevertheless, I wanted to retain enough to make the inherent evil of their songs evident. I hope I've succeeded in this endeavor. 

The group consisted of Robert Plant (b. 1948) lyric-writer and lead singer, Jimmy Page (b. 1944) on lead guitar, John Paul Jones (b. John Richard Baldwin in 1946) on keyboards/bass, and John Bonham (d. 1980) on drums. The band is cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal music. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia and folk music. Originally calling themselves The New Yardbirds, they changed their name when a music critic told them their music "would sink like a lead balloon." Hence, they changed the spelling of "lead," and "Balloon" became "Zeppelin," as they wanted to prove him wrong. The four united by chance when Jimmy Page wanted to form a "rock and roll super-group." Of those who applied, Plant, Jones, and Bonham were chosen. 

Zeppelin released eight studio albums, after signing with Atlantic Records. They were generally disliked by the music critics, but unexpectedly became wildly popular. Their untitled album (commonly called Led Zeppelin IV), contained the song Stairway to Heaven, which to this day is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. (See https://www.gigwise.com/news/55896/Led-Zeppelins-Stairway-To-Heaven-Voted-The-Greatest-Rock-Song). According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as of 2000, the song had been broadcast on radio over three million times. The sheet music sells approximately 15,000 copies per year, and over one million copies have been sold since 1971, making it the the best selling single piece of sheet music in history. It remains the #1 most requested song on rock radio stations.

The band was known for absolute debauchery, as they became the most successful and popular band of the 1970s. In 1980, drummer John Bonham (ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as number one in their list of the "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time") consumed over 47 ounces of Vodka on September 24th, beginning with his "breakfast." He passed out later in the day, and was placed in his bed. He choked on his own vomit while he slept, a condition known medically as pulmonary aspiration.  The band announced that they would not replace him, but disband because "the sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were"--the letter was singed "Led Zeppelin." The band sold approximately 200 million albums, and in 1995, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

A Deal with the Devil
In 2018, author Lance Gilbert came out with a book entitled The Led Zeppelin Curse: Jimmy Page and the Boleskine House, which ties together (with decent sources) all the rumors and writings in the past which claim that three of the four members made a pact with Satan to sell their souls in return for fame and fortune. It is undisputed that in 1969, Jimmy Page became deeply involved with the teachings of Satanist Aleister Crowley. He couldn't get enough of his books on Satanism and the occult. Eventually, Page would buy Crowley's house (known as the Boleskine House) in 1970. Although he didn't live there, he would go there to get his "inspiration for songs." He hired one Malcolm Dent as caretaker. Dent reported he awoke one night to hear what sounded like a wild animal snorting and banging outside his bedroom door. It went on for some time and it wasn't until morning that Dent dared open the door, and there was nothing there. Dent added "whatever was there was pure evil."

Due to the harsh criticisms of their music, Page suggested that the band participate in a "magick" ritual (Magick, spelled with a "k" at the end, is the attempt of causing change to occur through the calling up of supernatural forces, as opposed to "magic" which is harmless sleight of hand parlor tricks). This ritual was taken from Crowley's work and was meant to bring fame and fortune. All agreed except John Paul Jones who wanted no part of it. It was right after the ritual that their albums skyrocketed in sales and they became a sensation. The unnamed album (unofficially called Led Zeppelin IV) was a tribute to the occult and released in 1971. 

Led Zepplin IV contained the mega-hit Stairway to Heaven. According to Led Zeppelin biographer Stephen Davis, the song was the result of automatic writing, i.e., writing that is said to be produced by a spiritual entity rather than the conscious intention of the writer. 

". . . Robert [Plant] described the 'automatic' nature of the lyric: 'I was just sitting there with Pagey [nickname for Jimmy Page] in front of a fire at Headley Grange. Pagey had written the chords and played them for me. I was holding a paper and pencil, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out words. 'There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leaped out of my seat.'" (See Hammer of the Gods, [2008], p. 164; Emphasis mine)

"He [Robert Plant] often remarked that he could feel his pen being pushed by some higher authority." (Ibid, p. 262; Emphasis mine)

Problems for the group began in 1972, when Page agreed to do the soundtrack for Lucifer Rising, a short movie being created by Satanist/occultist Kenneth Anger, who was another ritual magick practitioner. Page didn't deliver on the music, which led to Anger denouncing Page in the media. Anger reportedly told people in private (circa 1975)  that he placed a curse on Page and Led Zeppelin (after all, they were supposed to be in Satan's service). The next five years were non-stop tragedy. First, Robert Plant and his family were nearly killed when their car went off a cliff in Greece. The accident forced the band to cancel the rest of their Physical Graffiti tour and delayed the recording of their next album.

Plant got laryngitis when the band arrived in the U.S. to tour, leaving fans disappointed in the quality of the music, and they got ripped in the media. In 1977, Plant's five year old son, Karac, died from a simple stomach virus. The group had just finished a performance where a mini-riot had broken out, and Plant received a call from his wife informing him that their son got suddenly ill and died. He was totally healthy up to that point. Page and Jones didn’t attend the child's funeral, prompting Plant to consider leaving the band. He wrote the song All of My Love in honor of Karac. Then in 1980, Bonham died, and that's when the band called it quits. The speculation is that the break-up was due to the "Led Zeppelin Curse" and not the stated "undivided harmony." Interestingly, the only band member who was left unscathed by tragedy dring 1975-1980, was John Paul Jones--the solitary member who refused to have anything to do with the Satanic magick ritual performed by the others in the band.

Houses of the Unholy
The Occult Symbols of Led Zeppelin: (from RIGHT to LEFT because Crowley wanted things done backwards):
Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Jimmy Page

Zeppelin's songs are full of the occult. The infamous Stairway to Heaven was exposed in April of 1982 for having "backward masked messages" on it. I was listening live when WPLJ-FM played the vinyl backwards, and I could clearly hear the words "My sweet Satan."  There were other words allegedly spoken, but those were unmistakable. The band denied doing it, and basically said it was just random sounds and active imaginations. Yet it was Page who said of Satanist Crowley, "...I've employed his system [of the occult] in my day to day life." (See Paul Kendall Led Zeppelin: In Their Own Words, pg. 109). You can hear a recording of the song backwards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf0M1G1At28. 

For a time, Page even owned an occult bookstore and publishing house called The Equinox. Containing rare, expensive occult books, it was a source of knowledge for serious initiates only. The album Led Zeppelin III  had on the first pressings the words "So mote be it" and "Do what thou wilt," a line coming from Crowley's guiding philosophy: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." It's interesting to wonder what Page imagined he might accomplish, sending this wicked teaching spinning over turntables around the world. 

Led Zeppelin IV got more elaborate with its occult promotion. The hermit on the cover was a Tarot symbol ("The Hermit") with whom Page often identified. Those strange symbols shown above are taken from Rudolf Koch's 1955 Book of Signs, which collected occult images from around the world. Robert Plant is represented by the feather in the circle. John Bonham is represented by the three interlocking rings. John Paul Jones is represented by the circle with three flower-petal-like shapes. "ZoSo," meanwhile, belongs to Page. (The band always describes them backwards from right to left, as Crowley always said to do things backwards to honor Satan)

As to Plant's symbol, it is specifically the feather of Ma’at, the Egyptian goddess of justice. The feather is the same one referred to in Egyptian belief when the heart of the deceased is weighed against a feather by Anubis, the Jackal-headed guardian of the underworld. A heart heavy with sin would preclude the individual from joining Osiris in the underworld. It is pagan and shows Plant as "full of sin." Bonham's symbol is taken from the "Heriophant Tarot card of the Thoth deck"  representing Isis, Osiris and Horus in a blasphemous mockery of the Christian Trinity.

Jones' symbol is a circle with three intersecting Vesica Pisces and is known as the Triquetra. This symbol has been found on early Germanic coins and Northern European Rune Stones. It was used by Christians and "baptized," so to speak, in order to represent the True Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. It is best known in modern times as a Pagan or Wiccan symbol for the trinity of Maiden, Woman, and Hag. The popular television series Charmed, about three Pagan sisters, uses this symbol as its logo and is seen upon the Book of Shadows used in the show. Finally, Page's symbol does not show up in Koch's book, but contains "666" hidden both in its regular appearance and upside down--a sign of the Antichrist. 

Do We Even Need the Lyrics?
With all the occult influences, the lyrics to the songs are almost superfluous; we know they can't be any good. Played forward or backwards, the messages are evil. Two songs will suffice. The best and most accurate description, in my opinion, of the meaning behind Stairway to Heaven, comes from an anonymous gentleman who left it on the Internet, and it comports with my research. I take no credit for the interpretation.


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven. (Occult alchemy.  Some people like shiny things and think they have value. Some believe they can buy, with money or sex, whatever they want.)

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven. (Two meanings: the occult use of certain words and symbols to mean something sinister)

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, (Ritual sex or sacrifice with incantations by the fire outdoors)
And the voices of those who stand looking. (In ancient times, the west, the direction of the sunset, was the direction of hell - children of darkness long to return home to their master where death and destruction awaits them--Christ is said to return from the East and all altars face east. The sun (Son) also rises in the East).

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter. (The New Age Anti-Christ is the piper that will lead all who will follow the tune of Satanic music into hell - the new day is the New Age )

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold. (Wind down the road like a snake or like the devil; the shadow is evil; the the devil who appears as an angel of light or even the Queen of Heaven [false apparitions in our times]-occult alchemy turning metals into gold)

And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all (Trying to convince you to listen to the evil spirits and hear the tune of the devil, The Antichrist, when the one-world government and one world religion where "all are one")
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


In Houses of the Holy the lyrics are pure evil once more:

Let me take you to the movies.
Can I take you to the show?
Let me be yours ever truly.
Can I make your garden grow? (This verse is a reference to a man asking a woman to go out with him and have sex)

From the houses of the holy
We can watch the white doves go. (The man is introducing her to Satanism. As Satan's influence increases, the "white doves" [symbol of the Holy Ghost and His Grace in the souls of the just] will "go" as He does not abide in the souls of the unjust)
From the door comes Satan's daughter.(A blasphemous parody of Christ--The Son of God)
And it only goes to show.
And you know. (It only goes to show gullibility on the part of many)

There's an angel on my shoulder. (A fallen angel)
In my hand a sword of gold.
Let me wander in your garden.
And the seeds of love I'll sow. (More sexual reference)
You know.

So the world is spinning faster.
Are you dizzy when you stall?
Let the music be your master.
Will you heed the master's call?

Satan and man. (Does this even require interpretation?!?)

Said there ain't no use in crying
'Cause it will only, only drive you mad.
Does it hurt to hear them lying?
Was this the only world you had?

So let me take you, take you to the movie.
Can I take you, baby, to the show?
Why don't you let me be yours ever truly?
Can I make your garden grow?
You know that's right.

Conclusion
Led Zeppelin is a band who sold their souls to sing for Satan. One of the wickedest groups of all time, the facts speak for themselves. There used to be a segment every night on WPLJ-FM here in NYC back in the 1970s, called "Get The Led Out;" a half-hour of only Led Zeppelin songs. I agree that anyone who ever listened to them should get (and keep) the music of Led Zeppelin out of their lives. 




28 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. (Well, I believe it, I'm just aghast.) I listened to this band during my rock n roll skater phase in the early 00's. I gave Led Zeppelin IV to a friend for his birthday party. I had no idea. UGH. Hours and hours listening to these goons, all to put satanism in my head during my youth. No wonder things were foggy and full of angst and other negative emotions.

    Unfortunately the song was playing in my head as I was reading the analysis. Alchemy! The entire world is duped into singing a ballad of alchemy! I pray to God that whatever curses I may have brought on myself and others be wiped out.

    For what it's worth, my favorite member was John Paul Jones. Good to hear that he was against the ritual. I remember learning about Bonham's death (his BAC was a .50 at death...) and thinking how stupid and bizarre it was. I'm sorry about the Plant family, they seem like victims. Cursed indeed.

    I usually don't read these, because I don't know all the bands, they generally faded out of fame before my time. But I read this one because obviously Led Zeppelin is still very relevant with the counter-cultural youth scene. Keep up the great work exposing these creeps. God bless.

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    1. Thank you my friend! I’m glad you escaped their music and “got the Led out.”

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  2. I remember the first time someone at church told me they were satanic. He said they would start their concerts sprinkling water to the four corners of the earth, which was occultic. I said, "Oh man, but I like Led Zeppelin!" He responded, "Yeah, well...."

    Thanks for shedding even more evidence on this sinister band. Rock 'n Roll is just pure evil.

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    1. Indeed. Page would also point with a wand to the four corners of the Earth in typical occult fashion.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. Oh, that's what they were doing. My mistake. Yeah, very chilling stuff. All on stage in front of thousands. Lord help those whose eyes pass over that kind of wickedness.

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  3. Apparently the Revolution took place without firing a shot and we all thought we were just having fun playing our records when we were really having our minds and souls corrupted!
    I wish I had made the switch away from Rock to Classical music 10 years or so before I did so the corruption would not have touched my own youngsters, who listened second-hand to our "music". Prayer (and fasting, too) is the only remedy for the harm done.

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    1. Jannie,
      We are all victims of Vatican II to one degree or another. It’s no coincidence this garbage came out in the wake of the Robber Council. The V2 sect promoted (and continues to promote) this vile music in their “guitar Masses” and does nothing to condemn and expose it. Things would have been much different under a True Pope.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  4. Introibo,

    I came across a John Paul II Rosary which was given to me before I found Tradition. I never used the Rosary. (Never liked JPII or the Novus Ordo but didn't know why). How do I dispose of the Rosary?

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    1. Joann,
      If it didn’t revive proper blessing from a True priest, you could sell it on EBay or discard it. If it was Blessed, use a strong implement to cut in into several pieces, and bury it underground. You could also ask a Traditionalist priest to dispose of it.

      —-Introibo

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  5. Are there any rock/pop musicians that aren't in league with the Devil?

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    1. Ryan,
      Finding one is like the proverbial “needle in a haystack”! There are some—like Led Zeppelin—who are formally with Satan, and others, like Bryan Adams (one of the “Clean Cut Boys” I covered last month) who do his work informally. By that I mean that their beliefs and ethics are directly at odds with Christianity and they seek to spread this perverse message.

      This series is coming to an end next month and I think you’ll be interested in how it ends. To answer your question directly, one innocent pop singer I researched was Christopher Cross. Those of us whose memory goes back circa 1979-1986, remember him all over the radio. He was asked by actor Dudley Moore (now deceased) to write the theme song for his upcoming movie “Arthur.” Cross obliged, and not only was the movie a smash hit, so was “Arthur’s Theme,” the song he wrote; it earned the singer an Academy Award.

      Unfortunately, Mr. Christopher Geppert (his real name b. 1951), couldn’t handle the fame and took time off in the mid-1980s to become a race car driver! He failed at that endeavor and when he tried making a comeback, me failed there too. His songs were mostly harmless. To the best of my knowledge and belief he was never involved in the occult nor was he anti-Christian. His song “Ride Like The Wind” which brought him fame, was about a drug dealer trying to make in into Mexico (way before anyone was talking about building a wall!). However, the background to the song is NOT ominous. He was watching a TV show about that very thing and thought it would be exciting to write a song about the failed run for the boarder. He never promoted or condoned drugs. A Traditionalist? No. Harmless music? Pretty much so.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. Before I started reading your series I would have never guessed that drug glorification would be the most wholesome part of the rock scene lol! I suppose though Christopher Cross didn't choose his stage name for nothing, so good on him.

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    3. I always thought Gordon Lightfoot was one of the few pop/rock performers with real talent and his music didn't feature evil or obscene lyrics, at least not in the songs of his that I am aware of.

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    4. @Jannie,
      You may very well be right. My research is by no means exhaustive and this series ends next month. If Gordon Lightfoot’s songs do not contain any of the evil elements I write about, I would put him in the same category as Christopher Cross. Since to research all modern day rock/pop singers would be a massive undertaking, I was limited in whom I could cover. I’m glad that educated readers like yourself can learn to discern from what I write—that was one of the main purposes of this series of posts!

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  6. "One of the wickedness groups of all time, the facts speak for themselves". I must beg to differ with you, Introibo, on this. Fact being that Led Zeppelin never pretended to be anything other than what they were. In my opinion the wickedest group are the hypocritical, pretenders and deceivers called U2. U2 holds themselves out as being Christian while they kiss JPII's ring, support ecumenism, abortion and sodomy. U2 are deceivers and hypocritical to the max. Unsuspecting people see U2 purporting to be Christian while supporting the abdominal and think it is ok to emulate them. U2's followers who think U2 is Christian will, undoubtedly, wake up someday and find themselves on the stairway to hell, being led by "Christian" U2!

    JoAnn

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    1. Joann,
      I must agree! You make an excellent point. Led Zeppelin presented themselves as “mystics” not Christians. U2, on which I did one of these posts, do claim to be Christian, while standing for all things ungodly.

      U2 would be more wicked because they are more deceptive.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. U2 is doing a real good job of masquerading as Angels of Light to deceive many people that they are Christian. The U2's of the world are of the greatest evil and danger.

      JoAnn

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    3. U2 is so bad it makes me nostalgic for when U2's were just Nazi submarines

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    1. Poni,
      See this explanation from the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia for a good explanation:
      http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08567a.htm

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  8. Thank you Introibo for your work on exposing many members of the music industry as the slaves of satan that they are. Music has always been a big part of my life and I've accumulated tons of garbage no doubt over the years which I will now finally begin purging from my music library.

    Even as a kid in high school it was clear to me that much of the music I listened to and was exposed to was not edifying to the soul. We almost always are provided the tools to see food from evil I believe. It's just a matter of listening and educating oneself. If only I listened to my conscience back then I could have saved myself quite a few years of needless exposure. Nevertheless, thanks be to God for this moment to improve.

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    1. @neyoriquans,
      Thank you for the kind words and congratulations on breaking free of evil musicians! Don’t lament the past, rather thank God for the grace He has given to you as you move forward!

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  9. I have really appreciated this series, Introibo. Thank you. While I have looked forward to each new instalment, since they have often been quite eye-opening, in a way it is nice to know that the list is not infinite!
    I am not sure whether you covered Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton/Cream. Perhaps the former was fairly obviously in the evil camp, but I wonder about the latter. I think I had all the Cream albums at one stage. The artwork was definitely psychedelic, but not really occult. The lyrics struck me as relatively (as rock music goes) wholesome, poetic and harmless - and the band members did not appear to be dogged by scandal like many others. Did you research them?

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    1. Tony,
      Thank you for the kind words! I’m glad this series helped you. There is one final installment next Monday August 5th.

      I never did research Clapton or Cream. Hendrix was clearly and certainly evil. The key to this series is DISCERNMENT. You know what the evil influences are which I list. Ask yourself when you listen, does this song glorify God or is it at least unobjectionable? (Not every song needs to be specifically religious).

      Would you be ok listening to the song if Our Lady or Our Lord was sitting next to you?

      Two things that do give me pause concerning Clapton:
      1. His allowing his fans to refer to him as “god” because of his guitar prowess
      And 2. How he glorified Cocaine use in one of his songs.

      The late Elvis was once on an interview circa 1961. The interviewer referred to him as “the King” as he was often called the King of Rock n Roll. Elvis stopped the interview and said, “Please don’t call me that. Christ is King. I’m just Elvis.”

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. ITs odd, Robert Plant did an album with the crossover country/bluegrass singer and fiddle player Allison Krauss. So no Bob Dylan!? He's a hoot!

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    3. @Unknown,
      No Bob Dylan! Sorry!

      —-Introibo

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  10. the song "whole lotta love" is pure filth

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