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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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.”
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.
You are a huge Led Zeppelin fan in New York and you want to see the famous building used on the cover of “Physical Graffiti”. That’s when you realize that Robert Plant is actually standing right in front of the building next to a coffee shop aptly named, “Physical Graffitea”.
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.
Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant was a former bouncer and wrestler who stood about six feet tall and weighed well over 300 pounds. He was known as a heavy handed manager with shrewd business tactics always in the best interest of his artist.
Who would have guessed that one of the best Rock N’ Roll drummers of all time (Moon) was responsible for naming the band of another one of the best drummers of all time (John Bonham). Here are the two legends together…
Elvis Presley ”The King of Rock N’ Roll” was and continues to be a major influence on musicians past and present. Some artists have even gone so far as to wear an Elvis related item for photo shoots and album covers.
The fourth album by Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. The untitled album has been most commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. It has also been called, , Four Symbols, The Fourth Album, Untitled, Runes, The Hermit, and ZoSo.
The precursor to he 1980’s “Hair Bands” and 1970’s “Glam Rock” were huge bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones & Aerosmith basically wearing women’s clothing. Case in point, check out some of these tops worn by our rock idols…