Rock guitarist and songwriter who Rolling Stone ranked 3rd on the list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" as a member of Led Zeppelin.
He was raised by an industrial personnel manager father and a doctor's secretary mother, and found an abandoned guitar when his family moved into a house in Miles Road, Epsom.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 for playing with the Yardbirds and again in 1995 for playing with Led Zeppelin.
He married Charlotte Martin on January 14, 1970, and then married Patricia Ecker in 1986, and finally married Jimena Gomez-Paratcha in April 1995.
Led Zeppelin broke up in the late '70s after their drummer, John Bonham, died from asphyxiation of vomit.