How come Led Zeppelin did not continue on as a great band, but instead, went downhill quickly so soon?
When I was in high school, Led Zeppelin had already passed their short period of greatness and became a “has been” band. They had a kind of mystical aura (hype or not) and a lot of very zealous followers. Their great song period seems to have been in the early 70’s, and when I was in high school, they turned to a few pop songs and then went their own way. How come Led Zep did not have the staying power to continue on with greatness? How come other classic rock bands, such as the Stones, outlasted Zep, whereas Zep was considered more serious?