Led Zeppelin performed two sold out shows at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum on July 23 & 24, 1977. The show on July 23 is forever memorable for the “Nurses Do It Better” shirt Robert Plant wore on stage.
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People post these mash-ups all the time, but god damn it, this The Beatles x Led Zeppelin mash-up of “Helter Skelter” & “Whole Lotta Love” by producer/mixer Soundhog is amazing.
Every year at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the hippie inspired “Flower Crown” makes a comeback and is proudly worn all around the desert. I recently noticed a few photos making their way around the internet of Robert Plant in his Led Zeppelin glory days wearing a “Flower Crown”.
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.
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…