16 September 1970
By 1970, Led Zeppelin had risen in the categories of The Melody Maker Poll. Melody Maker was the most prestigious of the music papers in the UK at the time. The Melody Maker Poll awards ceremony was hosted at the Savoy Hotel in London. Led Zeppelin were awarded number one Group, number one UK Album and number two International Album with Led Zeppelin II, Robert Plant number one Male Singer. In the guitar category, I was number two, with Eric Clapton number one and Jimi Hendrix number three.