Robert Plant Shares Intimate Bonding With Jimmy Page


The former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently talked about Jimmy Page. He revealed how he got to know him more closely.

Robert Plant opens up on Jimmy Page

In a new episode of “Digging Deep, The Robert Plant Podcast” the celebrated singer and former Led Zeppelin frontman discussed how it was only during the Led Zeppelin III” that he really got to know Jimmy Page.

Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968 and it began its career with the hectic touring schedule almost immediately. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together for the first time in August 1968, and in October of the same year, they found themselves on their very first UK tour.

Famously, their first US tour came towards the end of the same year, and the band’s self-titled debut album was released as Jimmy Page & Co. were still hitting the road, kicking off the Led Zeppelin craze in earnest.

It was only when the band slowed down and got to writing “III” that its members really started getting to know each other, as Plant explains:

“If you think about it, from the get-go, from the very recording of ‘Led Zeppelin’ – which was like 36 hours of work – and then starting off touring… I think that that year, 1969, I think we did six tours in America or something like that. Nobody knew what was going on, because it was a momentum that was just – we were on fire, we’re rolling out there, playing with the James Gang, and Country Joe, and The [Jefferson] Airplane.

“It was just – if it all ended at the end of 1970, It would have been the most amazing trip, [even though] we just got on it. So, by the time we got to ‘Bron-Y-Aur’, it was the only time that we actually did – you know, use an outdoor toilet together – separately, individually [laughs] – and all that stuff. So, it was like we finally got time to breathe.

“And, probably to discuss stuff, and to write notes about things, and all that… ‘[Led] Zeppelin II’ was created on the road and was magnificent for it, it was brilliant. But the beginning of the third album was a perspective change.”