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A Researcher Identifies the Previous Man on the Iconic Cowl of Led Zeppelin IV, 52 Years After the Album’s Launch

Who’s that bearded man on the duvet of Led Zeppelin IV, the one hunched over, carrying a big bundle of sticks? Brian Edwards, a researcher from the College of the West of England, has solved the 52-year-old thriller. Trying via a photograph album whereas conducting analysis, Edwards noticed {a photograph} and, being a Led Zeppelin fan, “immediately recognised the person with the sticks.” “It was fairly a revelation, he instructed the BBC.” From there, he discovered who took the {photograph} in 1892 (Ernest Howard Farmer), and ultimately recognized the determine within the picture itself: Lot Lengthy, a thatcher from Mere, a city in Wiltshire, England. You possibly can see him above.

Many years later, Robert Plant apparently discovered a colorized model of the {photograph} in an vintage store. On the 1971 album cowl, we see the picture was a framed portray and layered onto the wall of a colorless house. The remainder, as they are saying, is rock ‘n’ roll historical past…

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