It's hard to imagine Led Zeppelin being fronted by anyone other than Plant!

It's hard to imagine Led Zeppelin being fronted by anyone other than Robert Plant — whose voice and image still continues to define what it means to be a rock 'n' roll singer. However, had Jimmy Page's first choice taken him up on his offer to sing for Led Zeppelin, the entire history of rock music may have been drastically different. According to The Telegraph, Terry Reid was actually one of Page's first choices to front the band, which was called the New Yardbirds at the time. However, Reid had already signed with high-profile producer Mickie Most, who'd gone ahead and attached Reid's career-long nickname of Superlungs to the gifted singer. Therefore, the sweet-voiced rock prodigy had little choice but to turn down Page's offer — instead suggesting the guitarist take a look at West Bromwich's new "Greek god" on the music scene. That would be Plant. Page did just that and obviously liked what he saw. When joining The New Yardbirds, Plant brought along his buddy John Bonham to play the drums, and the rest is rock 'n' roll history. Reid never went on to become a big star — though his career certainly wasn't a complete failure. Nevertheless, it's safe to assume that turning down Page's offer to front Led Zeppelin was the biggest mistake of Reid's professional career!!

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