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Jimmy's height

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I agree Jimmy is 5' 11" to 6' tall with Robert between 6' and 6' 1".

From what I've heard over the years I have to agree with Steve regarding how tall Jimmy and Robert are. According to a bio written up in the '60's for the band Listen Robert's height is listed at 5ft. 11.5 inches tall. Of course this same bio states Robert's birthday on August 15th :slapface: and that he plays the flute. :D

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Edited by Sems Fir

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One thing that stands out to me is not so much Jimmy's height, but the wingspan of his arms!

Seriously, take a close look of pictures him playing his Les Paul and how low he plays the darn thing! His arms look unusually long! Kinda freakish!

DT

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All people lose a little bit of height during their life span, the spine is constantly crashing in on itself every day.

True dat. Is called vertebral compression of aging. Bad news, especially for me. I need every millimeter :o

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just out of curiosity, what kind of shoes did they wear when they did a concert?

If you look at concert shots of them, they have shoes that were in style in the 70s.

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With The Yardbirds, Jimmy often wore what are called "Beetle boots". I think Jimmy's most well-known footware from the Zep era are those black and white shoes he wore on the '73 tour, if only on account of the film TSRTS. When he toured with The Firm in the mid 80's he favored knee-high black leather boots during the initial winter gigs before switching to white sneakers and Hawaiian shirts for the summer of '85.

Throughout the Page/Plant era he nearly always wore a pair of black Hush Puppies to

the concerts they performed. Do I win a prize? :)

No. Do you mean "Beatle boots"--meaning boots with Cuban heels?

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Jimmy isn't that tall. I remember the last Page/Plant tour ten years ago, and they put out this promo/ad from Best Buy, the sponsors. There was this picture of Jimmy and Robert standing next to each other, and it looks at first that they're the same height. Then you notice Jimmy's standing on a loading ramp raised at an angle, quite funny, really.

I wish I still had a copy of that ad. If anyone has, would you please post it?

Your footer..

I was at that St Louis show and the slight delay was over 1.25 hours!!!!

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Do you mean the one of them standing side by side on a street corner with a red bus passing behind them? It hung as a promotional poster in the venues during the tour,

and perhaps in some of the stores. I have one and I'll post it sometime. The funny

thing is there's an image of The Who (also managed by Bill Curbushley at the time)

from the 60s in almost the exact same pose and surroundings.

I guess you mean this one?

burrn02.jpg

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I guess you mean this one?

burrn02.jpg

That's the one. The tour poster uses the same image but adds "Best Buy presents..."

etc.

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With The Yardbirds, Jimmy often wore what are called "Beetle boots". I think Jimmy's most well-known footware from the Zep era are those black and white shoes he wore on the '73 tour, if only on account of the film TSRTS. When he toured with The Firm in the mid 80's he favored knee-high black leather boots during the initial winter gigs before switching to white sneakers and Hawaiian shirts for the summer of '85.

Throughout the Page/Plant era he nearly always wore a pair of black Hush Puppies to

the concerts they performed. Do I win a prize? :)

ninelives, Really???? (sarcasm)

Thanks, Steve!

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I guess you mean this one?

burrn02.jpg

They're clearly around the same height. The pavement that Jimmy's on is level with the road. And there's not much of a ramp to it.

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They're clearly around the same height. The pavement that Jimmy's on is level with the road. And there's not much of a ramp to it.

Judging from this video, I'd say Robert is a bit taller.

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Yeah, you're right, Robert's got the edge on him there.

Which brings us right back around to SAJ's first report that Jimmy is 5'11(ish) and Robert is 6'-6'1(ish). :D

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:huh:

How am I involved in this or are you saying he gets nine lives?

no, you said that the shoes that they wear where the style in the 70's. It was[i/] the 70's. I was being sarcastic. :) sorry for the daze and confusion

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According to Mendelsohn's ludicrous review of LZ II in Rolling Stone, Jimmy is between 5'4" and 5'8". Is he just making this up? (He seems to have made up most of the rest of the review . . . .)

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According to Mendelsohn's ludicrous review of LZ II in Rolling Stone, Jimmy is between 5'4" and 5'8". Is he just making this up? (He seems to have made up most of the rest of the review . . . .)

Well, since Jimmy is obviously a lot taller than that--yes.

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