One of the most famous drum sounds of all time, the widely sampled intro of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks,” came about because the band had unusual ideas about where to record. Headley Grange, a former poorhouse in South England, had been converted into a recording and rehearsal facility where the band began working on the legendary Led Zeppelin IV. The band liked the sound of John Bonham’s drums as they were temporarily set up in a three-story hallway next to a staircase. They decided to hang a mic from the second story, and the rest was history.