L is for… Lawsuits!
When Led Zeppelin recorded Whole Lotta Love, singer Robert Plant borrowed some lyrics from You Need Love, a song written by Willie Dixon for Muddy Waters.
The band had to settle the affair with Dixon, out of court, in 1985. "Page's riff was Page's riff," said Plant late. "It was there before anything else. I just thought, 'Well, what am I going to sing?' That was it… a nick. Now happily paid for.”
Willie Dixon’s name is now included on the writing credits for Whole Lotta Love.
L is also for… Lingo
Just like in the jazz music world, blues artists had their own cool slang and hipster talk. You dig? Maybe you were hip to some cats that could really wail. They were in the groove and the whole thing was a gas. Who knows, daddios…