One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Robert Plant left an indelible mark on the music industry. His innovative songwriting and powerful singing contributed to the redefinition of rock music. Robert Plant became one of the most recognizable rock stars of all time thanks to his distinctive style and charisma on stage, which had a profound impact on countless artists in the years that followed.
The Rolling Stones, who began their career six years before Led Zeppelin and were a part of the so-called British Invasion, when bands from the United Kingdom rose to international fame, were one of the many other groups the guitarist discussed over the years.
Being one of the best in the world, Plant had an opinion on The Rolling Stones too. Back when The Rolling Stones after releasing their first albums, they immediately gained international fame. Early on, the performer had the chance to see them perform live, and according to what he told the BBC in 2021, it was an “eye-opener” for him. He added that he thought the group was primarily to blame for introducing Chicago and Delta Blues music to London. starting, Robert was just a teenager.
He also said, “I did actually see the Stones. They did a theater tour with Bo Diddley and Little Richard. It was the Rolling Stones’ first-ever package tour. It was really an eye-opener. We were all leaning towards that music. But nobody really had it down. I think in those days the Stones were bringing the stone down the mountain. So that was really special.”
Not only that, but Robert has also talked about his favorite Rolling Stones songs over the year. Back in 2021 while he was on BBC Radio 6 show “6 Music’s Festive Takeover” he revealed “Street Fighting Man” was his favorite. He said, “There is so much to be said about this band and about the politics of the time in the late 60s, early 70s. How great that The Rolling Stones’ Jagger and Richards were putting together songs that were really quite vital absolutely and are in many ways timeless.”
He added, “This track ‘Street Fighting Man’ from ‘Beggars Banquet’ is just incredible. Of course, many stations banned the record because they said it was subversive. There is a great comment from the band that said ‘of course it’s subversive. It’s stupid to think that you can start a revolution with a record. I wish you could“