DOWNLOAD THE SONGSHEET
YOU CAN PLAY IN THE SAME KEY AS THE RECORDING USING THE (A7) SONGSHEET! For BUG night, we'll likely use the (E7) songsheet. Instrumentals have been shortened.
The song includes a guest appearance by the Rolling Stones pianist Ian Stewart. In 1972 Robert Christgau called it "simply the most dynamic hard-rock song in the music." "Rock and Roll" was a key component of the band's setlist at Led Zeppelin concerts from 1971 on. Initially, Plant referred to it on stage as "It's Been A Long Time", which is the first line of the song. In 1972 it was elevated to the opening number of all concert performances and it retained this status until 1975. For the band's 1977 North American tour, it became part of a medley encore with "Whole Lotta Love", and during 1979 and 1980 it became an encore in its own right.