Robert Plant “I Am A Golden God” Photo Taken At The Hyatt House On The Sunset Strip

One of my favorite Led Zeppelin era photos of Robert Plant is the famous “Golden God” photo showing Plant in 1975 looking down from the Continental Hyatt balcony to a large billboard on Sunset Boulevard advertising the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti.”

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Here’s another angle of Plant on the same balcony that actually shows the Led Zeppelin billboard.

Robert Plant The Continental Hyatt House Riot Balcony Photo 1975

The photo was taken at The Continetal Hyatt House aka “Riot House” (now Andaz) a 257-room hotel located at 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California (at Kings Road).

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In the late 1960s and 1970s the hotel became the preferred accommodation in Los Angeles for traveling rock bands, due largely to its close proximity to popular clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go. It was during this time that it was given the nickname “Riot House on account of the wild antics carried out by band members there, most notably those of English rock groups such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Rolling Stones.

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Here’s a photo taken from almost the same angle recently Plant was looking over.  The balconies have since been covered with glass.

Continental Hyatt House Led Zeppelin Robert Plant Balcony Photo

Check out this quick story about Led Zeppelin and the legendary “Riot House“.

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