LED ZEPPELIN: Not All the Symbols Are Original
Page and Plant designed their own, while Jones and Bonham got theirs out of a book.
You know those four symbols that Led Zeppelin unveiled with their fourth album, which is now referred to as Led Zeppelin 4? It turns out that each member — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and John Bonham — was supposed to choose one from a book of signs and symbols. But only Jones and Bonham followed the assignment — Page and Plant designed their own.
- The symbol Jones chose symbolizes a person who possesses both confidence and competence.
- Bonham’s represents the triad of mother, father and child, and, inverted, it becomes the logo for Ballantine beer.
- Plant’s feather within a circle is based on the sign of the supposed Mu civilization.
- And Page has never said what his means, although there’s speculation that ZoSo appeared as early as 1557 to represent Saturn.
Led Zeppelin 4 was re-released this week.