Led Zeppelin IV – Album Cover Location

Salisbury Tower, the apartment building seen on the back cover of Led Zeppelin IV

Salisbury Tower, the apartment building seen on the back cover of Led Zeppelin IV

Salisbury Tower, Ladywood, Birmingham, England.

The album front and back cover for Led Zeppelin’s untitled fourth album (generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV) shows a painting hanging on a wall on a partially demolished house with a high-rise apartment building looming in the background over several other rundown/partially demolished two story brick homes. The high-rise has often been erroneously reported to be Butterfield Court in Dudley where Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham, once lived. However the actual location is Salisbury Tower in the Ladywood district of Birmingham. Though it is not possible to get in the exact location of the photograph, some of the rundown houses are still standing on Camden Street.

Led Zeppelin IV was released on November 8, 1971 and is one of the best selling albums of all-time, selling over 37 million units.

Required Listening:

  1. Black Dog
  2. Rock And Roll
  3. Stairway To Heaven
  4. Going To California
  5. Misty Mountain Hop

 

The Cover of Led Zeppelin IV.

The Cover of Led Zeppelin IV.

 

Then and now of the apartment building used on the back cover of Led Zeppelin IV.

Then and now of the apartment building used on the back cover of Led Zeppelin IV.



Row houses on Camden Street near Salisbury Tower, similar to the dilapidated houses shown on the back album cover of Led Zeppelin IV.

Row houses on Camden Street near Salisbury Tower, similar to the dilapidated houses shown on the back album cover of Led Zeppelin IV.

 

Map of Salisbury Tower in Birmingham, England

Map of Salisbury Tower in Birmingham, England.