March 1, 1976
Press Release: Led Zep Sweep NZ Music Poll
LED ZEPPELIN SWEEP NEW ZEALAND MUSIC POLL
CONTINUING WORLD-WIDE POLL VICTORIES
Swan Song Official Press Release
March 1, 1976
Continuing their international blitz of music polls, Led Zeppelin, the British supergroup, captured eight first prizes in New Zealand’s Hot Licks rock poll – sweeping every category in which they received a nomination. Led Zeppelin were voted best group in the world. Robert Plant was named the world’s finest vocalist. Jimmy Page captured two first prizes as both the world’s foremost guitarist and producer.
Bassist John Paul Jones placed number one internationally as well as placing third in the keyboards section. Powerhouse John Bonham was voted the world’s greatest drummer. Page and Plant were awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones took first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson. Also, Swan Song artist Maggie Bell placed second as the world’s finest female vocalist.
The Sweep of the Hot Licks poll (New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious music publication) completes Led Zeppelin’s international poll scoop. In the past six months they have captured the top prizes in Britain’s Melody Maker and New Musical Express reader polls as well as America’s Circus.