dpat Posted May 23, 2008 Share Posted May 23, 2008 From Nick Kent's interview of Jimmy Page (Feb. 2003) in Q Magazine's special edition on Led Zeppelin: Q: What do you recall of that last American show? Page: It was particularly ugly. All I could see were people getting pulled over the barriers and beaten up, and it was a horrible to play in front of that. There was a very nasty, heavy energy about the whole day. I don't know what arguments had gone on between Peter and Bill Graham but I know it was getting very ugly behind the stage. Our people beat up one of Graham's security guards. It was a scandal, just abhorrent. But it was going on out front all the time so it was "like attracting like" in a sense. Q: Peter Grant had started to fall apart by then, it seems. Page: He was very, very affected by his divorce. Q: What on earth inspired him (Grant) to employ John Bindon to look after the band? Page: Now he was a very scary person to be around. I don't know how John Bindon came on the scene but I do know it was a recipe for disaster. There was someone he beat up at a party one time. He could do this because he was a gueset of Peter Grant. I don't know why Peter felt he needed John Bindon there. He already had the reputation of being a killer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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