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  1. On Friday the 4th of April 2014, Robert Plant played an unannounced show at Northleach Church in Gloucestershire. Close to Steve Winwood's home in the Cotswolds, Robert joined him to play some songs at the annual gospel concert: From The Heart. The proceeds of the show went to The Children's Society, Christian Aid and Open Door. Tickets cost £10 on the door. After the show, Robert Plant went to the local pub, which was packed out. Known songs played: Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down Nobody's Fault But Mine (with Steve Winwood) Twelve Gates To The City (includes several lines of In My Time Of Dying) Videos: Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Part) Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Full audio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WeCFXTufU8 Nobody's Fault But Mine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkyvDNpGshk Twelve Gates To The City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTlbWHJo_Wc
  2. As we come up to nearly 11 years since the Concert for Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records, at the O2 Venue in London, I am reminded of how self-centered Robert was to not want to do another handful of shows for that Tribute and re-union of Led Zep. Over the years since that famous night in December 2007, I have come to the conclusion that a "one off" concert for Ahmet and Zeppelin was not only a selfish decision on Robert's behalf, but a real travesty to us as fans, the music world, and personally to the other members of Zeppelin and their families. For all the rehearsals, time away from families and projects, and all the logistical aspects for that Night, they all now seem like a looming shadow over Robert's insistence not to continue that energy and good will. A shadow that grows longer and darker as the years pass and a Zeppelin reunion, for whatever reason, becomes nearly impossible. That Night at the O2 was so incredibly great and magical, can one imagine if they continued for even a handful of shows in different parts of the world where Ahmet and Zeppelin had such over-whelming influence and support. Let's take North America for instance. A show would have certainly been well received in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa, and say Dallas. All places where Zeppelin was noted for Tour stops back in their hey-day. All famous for their sold out venues and amazing, if not crazed, fans. Not only would that have been the right thing to do, I believe that with time and more shows - the Band would have gotten even better and tighter as a unit! Imagine... But no. Robert would have none of it. And we as fans, and the music world, are lesser for his decision. Ahmet made Atlantic Records famous in the US first. That's where his real market was. That's where he passed away and a tribute by Zeppelin would have been well suited in those and other cities. Jimmy, John Paul, and Jason were all on board, fired up, and ready to continue their success from that Night at the O2. All the pieces were in place. Everything. The Band was so rehearsed and even Jason was more than ready to fill his dad's big boots. But Robert held his ground and denied himself, and the members, and the fans that couldn't attend the O2 concert, a once in a lifetime chance to see Zeppelin reach new heights, a new audience, and make certain that Ahmet was given his due in the United States. His home away from home. Looking back, for what did Robert prove. 11 years almost gone - what was the point in not giving 6 months more in 2007 - 2008 to a Band's legacy. The Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary has come and gone now - with nothing new or exciting to talk about.... Robert, I love you beyond words. Thank you for all of your artistry and true inspiration. Your integrity will never be second guessed. However, your insistence on not continuing that magical Zeppelin resurgence at the O2, will also be a chapter in any historical accounting of the mighty Led Zeppelin. Maybe you don't care, but we do; and I'm certain the other Band members do as well now that Time has marched onward from that Night.
  3. GREAT new episode of Boppin' With Beth this week!! Beth's "Focus Beam" spotlight is Robert Plant with a couple of his tunes as well as some of his influences like Muddy Waters, ELVIS PRESLEY, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Howlin' Wolf and LOTS more! I play an Art Adams tune in "Rockabilly Rewind" and Beth also plays tracks from Danny B. Harvey and Darrel Higham (with Plant on vocals). Definitely one to check out: https://www.mixcloud.com/BethRiley1969/boppin-with-beth-12-18-20-focus-beam-on-robert-plant/
  4. Hi, I have used this time while in lockdown to feed my love of everything Led Zeppelin. Thought some of you may enjoy some of these collaborations I have completed while in lockdown with fellow musicians from around the world. We also have more to come so if you would like to subscribe to my channel please do. kind regards
  5. Can anyone answer the question as to "who is/was the beautiful princess in Robert Plants fantasy sequence during The Rain Song, in The Song"? For all the Zep books I've read and all the research I have done I am none the wiser. One would presume she is content to be out of the limelight for all these years, maybe she isn't with us anymore? but I'm thinking she deserves some credit of a mention amongst her original worshippers. Why? For me she was the most perfect english fantasy princess. Stunningly beautiful. Her protrayal of vulnerability and supposed innocence along with Roberts heroism in saving her > IS <-> ye olde fantasy perfected. I just want to know stuff like was she actually English? Did she do any other media stuff? Even with the passing years I am pretty sure she would she still be a looker (hey we're all getting old ^-) lol! Given there is not one single mention of her on original materials, (SRTS Double Vinyl and 1st DVD), unless I missed it somehow, I kinda think she was someones friend and just did it for fun. Come on James, John, Robert & Swan Song, spill the beans, you've teased us long enough! 8^) (heartless lot aren't they?!? 8-)
  6. http://rockandrollgarage.com/robert-plant-reveals-the-strangest-led-zeppelin-covers-he-ever-heard/
  7. Hey guys, So I saw this picture some time ago and always assumed that man is Robert, but now I'm not so sure and I just can't seem to find any information on this. Every article I read about the Houses of the holy photo shoot only concerns the children but never says anything about the grown-up models. Does anybody know something about this?
  8. *****NOTE: I am new to this forum; I am NOT new to anything Led Zeppelin. Please, I ask you to ignore the first part of that sentence, and consider the second. Appreciated. ****** ***The Song Remains the Same Complete Re-EDIT On Way! *** [Note]: Individual evaluation only, not a means of piracy; this will NOT be distributed in any such way; again, my individual evaluations I've always preferred original TSRTS footage, be it a bootleg or 8mm. However, the actual viewing experience is rather limited by the subpar quality even terrible for 1970's cinematics. Honestly, the "film" portions of the film (I know, that sounds redundant, whatever) are pretty ugly. When one compares the close-up concert sequences re-filmed, the viewing experience becomes exhilarating. Add original panoramas of the actual crowd; the experience is timeless. And, of course, 1920 X 1080 resolution is absolutely stunning. The producers made their best intentions to create the best viewing experience possible during the time. The only reason I bring this thought up is because of a project I am working on to re-edit TSRTS (film) as close to original setlist as possible, while still retaining an apex entertainment factor. The fan-edition looks great, but I wish to make it even better. The plans are as follows: 1. Rip 2007 Blu-Ray release as a main video reference for best consumer-attainable quality as of 2013 2. Integrate my FLAC vinyl rips as much as possible to cover the abridged / shortened scene performances and restore original song length. 3. Somehow attain the best quality original footage / bootlegs. This includes the abandoned gaps in Black Dog, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, etc. 4. The whole point of #3 is to eliminate psychedelic/fantasy sequences limiting attention on the band itself. The problem really arises from point no. 3; attaining footage to fill the gaps. I have some, but not enough. If anyone knows where to access the originals in best quality, that would be a great help! Plans for release are late December/early January 2013/2014, though this is extremely tentative and subject to change. ***This is for experimentation purposes only and NOT for personal gain, resale, or profit or mass-release and or reproduction; only individual evaluation.*** If any of you are of interest, please don't hesitate to inform me as soon as possible! Thank you for your support. -A/S
  9. One afternoon, in the winter of 1972, I got a call from an excited Ramzan, the owner of Slip Disc, the happening discotheque and live band show place of our time. He told me that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin were in town and are to visit the Slip Disc and perform that evening so please get there as early as I could. If only you could imagine the excitement and turmoil that took place for the next few hours in the life of this fledging young Rock singer! A hundred telephone calls later I was on my way to distant Colaba from our bungalow in Chembur and reached the Slip Disc to find it almost full. And this was a good four hours before their scheduled arrival! Good news sure travels fast and as we waited for the arrival of our Rock Icons, we prepared for their performance with a last minute check on the music equipment available. Those were the tough days of import control and we had really poor stuff that was scrounged and smuggled with the help of relatives from abroad and rich benefactors. We were hoping that this would not mar the enthusiasm of the Rock Superstars who were used to the very best! As the next few hours slowly crawled and H hour arrived, the Slip Disc began to burst at the seams and the crowd was getting difficult to manage, It was weird seeing a discotheque with no music playing, filled to capacity with people just waiting for the stars to arrive and the excitement levels were at danger levels. We received minute-by-minute information about the progress of their arrival from the Taj Mahal Hotel where the duo was staying. Fortunately it was just a hop skip and a jump away and Ramzan was in their room waiting to escort them to his noisy club on Bombay’s waterfront. Just as it seemed that the wait was getting unbearable, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page made their entrance into the discotheque to the spontaneous applause of their crazy fans myself included. The next hour was like a blur to me especially after all these years, as just too much seemed to be happening. As Robert and Jimmy were busy signing autographs for the crowd that descended on them, for a brief instance, I could not help but feel a sense of disappointment on seeing my idols in person. I had imagined a very strong male and macho presence especially from the tall Plant and their music exuded such incredible energy, yet both of them were so soft-spoken and almost effeminate in their behavior! Their apparent frail exteriors made me more aware of the thousands of misconceptions that we must have been carrying around with us. Don’t forget we did not have television at that time and we were always craving for information. We only had their music to inspire us and we were using our imagination to carve out the entire personas of our idols! Soon these thoughts were out of my mind as it was time for the duo to perform. It had been decided that Xerxes Gobhai, the talented bassist from the Human Bondage and Jameel Shaikh, the drummer from my band would back them but nobody had any idea what they would perform. There was just no time to get into any details, as anything would do for us music-starved fans and before we knew it, Led Zeppelin, Bombay style were announced to the audience. Jimmy and Plant got into the groove from the word go as they launched into Rock and Roll, the hit from Led Zep 4 and the audience went wild! They followed that with an extended blues where their stay in Bombay seemed to feature a lot. Black Dog followed and before we knew it was all over. They must have been on stage for a maximum of 25 minutes and we savored every second of that. At that time, Led Zeppelin were on top of the charts and it was a great opportunity for us to see at least two of them perform live in Bombay and they were just a few feet away! In later years, the story of the Plant/Page visit took on an unbelievable aura around it and everybody seemed to have different recollections of that night… myself included. But I guess that is what legends are made of. Today it even seems ridiculous as it to how much hysteria a couple of Rock Stars could generate! Yet this was the barometer with which you could judge the passion with which we loved our music. Please, keep the fire burning and Rock on! Nandu Bhende ...additional Rock Articles... http://nandu_bhende.tripod.com/articles/pune-times.htm http://nandu_bhende.tripod.com/articles/particle5.htm
  10. Hi there, I wonder if you could help me find out a little more about the image below of Robert Plant from 1984. My late sister in law was a HUGE fan, and since she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last year, we never got the chance to ask the history of the attached. It's a BIG limited edition print measuring 82 cms x 61 cms It's signed by Robert Plant "To Tony - broad shoulders....smart moves. Love Robert" (she was called Clare, so not sure who Tony might be)?? It's super hard to read the artist's signature, I've attached a close up of this in case it helps, and it also shows that this was 4/10 in the print run. If you could shed any light on this at all, I'm sure my partner would love to hear. A long shot I know, but I thought it worth an ask. Huge thank you for your time, and I'd love to hear from you .
  11. A friend passed along this photograph of Robert Plant and Tony Iommi (any idea who the third guy is? Peter Frampton?) hanging out at the Nashville airport last night. Wonder if they were visiting Jack White? Supply your own photo caption.
  12. Seriously? No one has bothered to wish Mr. Plant a happy birthday yet? Because I'm in the Pacific Time Zone I am used to being late to the party, so this is very surprising for me to be first to offer birthday wishes. Happy Birthday Robert Plant! Have a lovely celebration day. 🎂
  13. Like quite a bit of Plant’s Post Zep material & admire him even more that he’s still hungry to try new things & walking the walk with his Touring. One frustration is he never seems to play Harmonica on this stuff & we all know how outstanding he is when he plays (never better than on “when the levee breaks”) His latest band lends itself perfectly for him to blow some harp, yet Nothing. Any suggestions why?
  14. Post any interviews with Jimmy Page on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin here,thanks.
  15. Hey everyone! Does anyone know which of Robert's summer North American shows have Pre-Sale? and how to get the codes for them?. I know the festival performances obviously won't have presale, but besides that, it seems like everything is coming out on sale on varying days. It's been really hard keeping track. Thanks and much appreciated. Also, How are people able to get VIP for these shows? I noticed for the tour he just wrapped up here in the USA he would do VIP right after the show ended and when I tried ask people who had the VIP wristbands how they got them, one told me they purchased it. Is this true? and how does one purchase this? Would really like to buy my kid one if he does this again for his June tour. Thanks Again for the help
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  17. does anybody have any info of this one of a kind pic of plant in pink?
  18. does anyone have info on these pictures of plant. they look like a magazine photo shoot circa 1977
  19. From the vaults of New York radio station WNEW 102.7 FM...exact date of interview with Robert Plant not provided...dig the Minimation-style animation.
  20. Feel free check out the review of Robert Plant Live at Beacon Theater, New York on February 14th, 2018 by Dawn Belotti on Metalliville Zine! Click on the link below: https://www.metallivillezine.com/robert-plant-beacon-theater-14-02-1
  21. Hi! so I'm pretty new to forums like these and this is a little embarrassing to talk about but...I'm a girl who is a HUGE Robert fan and I'm lucky enough to have good seats to see him for one of his upcoming shows for his tour for the newest album. It's my first time seeing him live. I'm just wondering what my chances are of trying to meet the guy. I really just want to thank him for being such an awesome musician. It seems that it's really hard during this current tour to see him before or after the show, I don't go to many concerts so I don't really know how these things work. Anyone mind helping me understand that? I remember reading on here where a fan met him several times around his hotel. Like... how do you even find his hotel? the guy just seems so careful about that.. That is astonishing to me. Plus I don't think i want to follow the poor man to his hotel : that's a bit creepy. If I don't get to meet him, it's fine but I just don't get how other people get to since he seems to avoid dealing with fans by the stage door..
  22. Does anyone know where I can find the original photo used in this single release cover from the Montreux show on August 7th, 1971: I've looked everywhere but the closest I can find is this one: A link would be much appreciated!!
  23. Hi - Admin please delete if inappropriate. FOR SALE: 2 x tickets for ROBERT PLANT Perth 28 Nov I have two genuine standing tickets for Robert Plant's gig in Perth, Scotland, this Tuesday 28 November. I can't go due to temporary health issues. Tickets are £130 for the two, which includes fees and original postage costs. If bought in time I can get them couriered. Otherwise, I have friends going to the show and they can sell the tickets at the venue. PM me or email: sigilarts [at] gmail.com
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