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Duane Allman wanted to beat up Robert in 1969


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http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132009/gossi...lant_164193.htm

This sounds more like jealously than anger. He probably saw how the ladies were reacting to Robert and wonder why they didn't get that reaction.

What's wrong with velvet pants? Did he want to kick Jimmy's ass as well? <_<

Don't think Duane Allman would have won the fight though. B)

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ROBERT Plant nearly got beaten up the first time he played in the US with Led Zeppelin -- and by none other than Allman Brothers legend Duane Allman. "Robert Plant starts running all over the stage with his velvet pants on, and we were all looking at each other, [like] 'What the [bleep] is this?' " Allman drummer Butch Trucks tells next month's Relix, "It was as much about the ballet and the costumes as about the music, if not more so . . . Duane got up and said, 'I'm either going to go up there and kick the [bleep] out of that guy or we're leaving.' And we all got up and left.

:unsure: That's not nearly getting beaten up... :D

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What's wrong with velvet pants? Did he want to kick Jimmy's ass as well? <_<

Don't think Duane Allman would have won the fight though. B)

Well, lets see; Good Ol' Southern Boy vs. Girly Brit with Cute Hair....

Not a very fair fight, is it?

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Girly??? Don't be misled by the long hair and clothes, Robert was and is one big guy who could handle himself in a fight. And there's nothing less tough about a Brit than a Southern boy, either, believe me! ;)

"I'm Not through with you blokes!, Put the bloody sword in me mouth"

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Late rock legend DUANE ALLMAN had to be held back from attacking ROBERT PLANT the first time LED ZEPPELIN performed in the U.S. - because he was disgusted with the band's 'ballet-like' stage routine.

The Allman Brothers were huge fans of the British band's music and were thrilled to be on the same bill during Led Zeppelin's first American tour back in 1969.

But they fell out of love when they saw frontman Plant rocking out in velvet trousers.

Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks tells Relix magazine, "Robert Plant starts running all over the stage with his velvet pants on, and we were all looking at each other, (like) 'What the f**k is this?' "It was as much about the ballet and the costumes as about the music, if not more so... Duane got up and said, 'I'm either going to go up there and kick the f**k out of that guy or we're leaving.' And we all got up and left. It just infuriated Duane. He was so let down by one of his gods." Allman died in 1971.

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But Jimmy Page is the one who wore velvet pants in May, 1969 when the Allman Brothers were scheduled the next day after Zeppelin finished in Boston.

It appears to be another situation where they blame Robert Plant for no good reason.

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If this story is true, so Duane Allman and the others suddenly thought Led Zeppelin's music and Robert Plant was not cool just because of his stage performance? I'd say they thought more about the "ballet"(hmmm?) and the costumes than about the music, not Robert.

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It seems that only Jimmy Page was wearing velvet pants in May, 1969.

Robert Plant looks to be wearing something other than velvet.

The Allman Brothers were scheduled the day after Zeppelin played at the Boston Tea Party in May, 1969.

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Unless it was the October show.

John Bonham is wearing pants that look possibly velveteen in the tour book for 1969, but I don't know what day.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132009/gossi...lant_164193.htm

This sounds more like jealously than anger. He probably saw how the ladies were reacting to Robert and wonder why they didn't get that reaction.

IT FIGURES THE NEW YORK POST GOT THE FACTS INCORRECT, as Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band (I'm assuming it is indeed he) had to post a reply:

"ButchTrucks wrote:

You got it wrong. Nobody cared about Robert Plant. He was just the dude doing the most jumping around. Duane worshiped The Yardbirds and Clapton and Back (sic) had gone on to make some very good music after them. When he learned that Jimmy Page was in a new band and that we could see them he was really excited about seeing where he was headed. Just suffice it to say that he was extremely disappointed to learn that one of his gods (Page not Plant)had Led feet (pun intended). To Duane it was always about the music. The theatrics (I am not criticizing an extremely influential band. Merely passing on a historical fact) just distracted from the music. His opinion and mine. Everyone else is very much allowed their own. I would surmise that the vast majority of humanity could care less about my or anyone elses opinion posted here. I happen to think that 'Trane and Miles trump them all, but that is just my opinion.

4/13/2009 12:49 PM EDT"

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IT FIGURES THE NEW YORK POST GOT THE FACTS INCORRECT, as Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band (I'm assuming it is indeed he) had to post a reply:

"ButchTrucks wrote:

You got it wrong. Nobody cared about Robert Plant. He was just the dude doing the most jumping around. Duane worshiped The Yardbirds and Clapton and Back (sic) had gone on to make some very good music after them. When he learned that Jimmy Page was in a new band and that we could see them he was really excited about seeing where he was headed. Just suffice it to say that he was extremely disappointed to learn that one of his gods (Page not Plant)had Led feet (pun intended). To Duane it was always about the music. The theatrics (I am not criticizing an extremely influential band. Merely passing on a historical fact) just distracted from the music. His opinion and mine. Everyone else is very much allowed their own. I would surmise that the vast majority of humanity could care less about my or anyone elses opinion posted here. I happen to think that 'Trane and Miles trump them all, but that is just my opinion.

4/13/2009 12:49 PM EDT"

No surprise about the Post. It's a crap paper.

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