Benjamin Chase “Ben” Harper (born 28 October 1969 in Claremont, California) is a guitarist , songwriter and singer, American, accompanied by various bands back ( The Innocent Criminals , The Blind Boys of Alabama , Relentless Seven ) with whom he practice a music mixing influences folk , blues , gospel , rock , funk and reggae . Since 2008 , Ben Harper has embarked on a new musical project to a more rock in the group Relentless7 .
Ben Harper began playing guitar during his childhood in California and especially the acoustic guitar (Weissenborn called, named after the German instrument maker who manufactured the first in the early 20th century). In 1992 , accompanied by a guitarist friend, Tom Freund , he recorded his first LP ( Pleasure and Pain ). This disc draws the attention of producers, which led him to sign a contract with Virgin Records to release his first album Welcome to the Cruel World , which received very favorably.
Led Zeppelin was a group English of rock , considered one of the most important of the genre and one of the most popular during the decade of the seventies . Founded in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page , who had belonged to The Yardbirds , to include training in John Paul Jones as bassist and keyboard player (that Page knew from previous work with The Yardbirds), vocalist Robert Plant and John Bonham the battery (which had coincided with Plant in The Band of Joy).
Led Zeppelin had elements of a broad spectrum of influences, including blues , the rock and roll , the soul , the Celtic music , the Indian music , the Arabic, folk , and even the country .
The New Radicals (New Radicals) was a band of “modern rock” U.S. in the late 90 , with Gregg Alexander as a leader, who wrote and produced all the songs from the band. Their only album, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (“Perhaps you too have been brainwashed”), was released in 1998 , and it is a set of songs pop music influenced by popular 70 , including love songs and critical to corporations.