This is most likely the most famous photo of Led Zeppelin. It was taken by photographer Bob Gruen shortly after Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham exit their airplane “The Starship” in New York 1973.
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My 15 year old daughter M has been watching the TV series “Charmed” on Netflix lately and that’s when she noticed a familiar symbol in the shows “Book of Shadows”. The symbol a triquetra is better known to music fans as one of the four symbols used on the Led Zeppelin IV album.
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.”
The original vinyl edition of Led Zeppelin III was packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an innovative cover and hidden quotes “So Mote Be It” & “Do What Thou Wilt” on the vinyl from Occultist Aleister Crowley.
Joe Perry married his second wife Billie Montgomery in 1985 after they met on the set of his Joe Perry Project “Black Velvet Pants” video in 1983. Perry loves his beautiful wife so much he had her likeness airbrushed on his guitar.
Usually after releasing a book, most actors, musicians, authors, politicians, etc., go on a major city book SIGNING tour to promote the release. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin re-released his 2010 autobiography entitled Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page and went on a book “STAMPING” Tour.
Eric Clapton once proudly wore a “No Snow, No Show” shirt, well check out Jimmy Page supporting his probable favorite prescription drug of the moment by wearing a Quaalude, Rorer 714 shirt.
Despite their difference, Page & Plant clearly love each other very much. Check out these photos of Plant wearing the solo tour shirt of his former guitarist live in 1988.
Here’s a good example, check out this photo of Led Zeppelin receiving their very first gold record with manager Peter Grant and the man that signed them, Jerry Wexler on July 22, 1969 at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Then this happened on March 5, 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden to commemorate the sales of the “Houses Of The Holy” album.
So why does Pete Townshend have so much animosity for Led Zeppelin??? Here are some quotes by Townshend about Led Zeppelin…