Way Back Whens-day: 1975 Led Zeppelins’ Entire Catalog Hits Billboard 200 Charts
Written by Logan Phillips on March 29, 2023
On this day March 29, 1975, Led Zeppelin was reaching a giant milestone in their career as well as history, at least as the Billboards charts were concerned. It was over the week of March 29, 1975, when Led Zeppelin’s entire album catalog to date, the six-LP run from Led Zeppelin (1969) through Physical Graffiti (1975) had done the unthinkable and placed on the Billboard 200 at the same time.
No other band had ever achieved such a feat, but of course, other bands weren’t Led, Zeppelin. In that week back in 1975, Physical Graffiti was the #1 album in the United States. Led Zeppelin IV was #83, Houses of the Holy #92, Led Zeppelin II #104, Led Zeppelin #116, and even the album that had a lot of backlash at the time Led Zeppelin III, at #124.
This was an incredible moment in the band’s history not only did all six albums reach the charts at the same time, but their latest album at the time Physical Graffiti would go on to become certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.