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52 years after the album's release, man on 'Led Zeppelin IV' cover is identified


Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. Fifty-two years after the release of Led Zeppelin's fourth studio album, the one featuring "Stairway To Heaven," the mystery behind the man on the cover has been revealed. You might remember the image - a bearded man hunched over with a bundle of sticks on his back. A researcher in England was going through a Victorian photo album when he spotted a photo he recognized, and he was able to identify the man in it, a thatcher named Lot Long.


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