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(WENN) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin were recognized for their contribution to American culture during a special State Department dinner, at the prestigious 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington, D.C.

On hand to toast the group were Dave Grohl and Lenny Kravitz, with Grohl telling the Associated Press that he learned everything he knows from the band: "My teachers were Led Zeppelin. They were the most powerful thing in my life."

Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton toasted guitarist Guy for achieving so much success, despite his humble beginnings, adding, "Buddy Guy's life is a miracle. Just imagine you want to be a guitar player and you get your first strings by tearing off the screen door. He came from that to this."

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