The band get back together to be honoured
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin have received an award recognising them as “great pioneers” of rock music.
The king of Sweden presented the group with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm last night (May 22).
The city was where they recorded their final studio album, ‘In Through The Out Door’, in 1979.
Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were joined by the daughter of drummer John Bonham, who died in September 1980.
They shared the award – which is split between pop and classical musicians – with Russian conductor Valery Gergiev.
Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 and split immediately after Bonham‘s death. They are one of rock music’s all-time biggest selling acts.
The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA, who named it after his record label, Polar Records.
Its previous winners have included Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.