The rise of rock and roll and other popular genres overshadowed blues in the mainstream music scene in the 60s. Despite this, No matter the difficulties, a teenage Robert Plant was all in for writing new music and joining a band.
Robert had his sights fixed on the goal and was motivated to succeed. So perhaps fate brought the two together when he met Jimmy Page, a young guitarist who had just left the Yardbirds. It didn’t take long for the young rockers to become fast friends over their common love of music, and Jimmy soon started looking for a bassist and drummer.
Once Page and Plant hired session musician John Paul Jones and persuaded well-known touring drummer John Bonham to join the new band, the rest of the band rapidly disbanded. Led Zeppelin came into being in this manner, so I won’t go into detail about their accomplishments or how they dominated the rock scene.
Led Zeppelin profoundly altered the rock scene. They created a new benchmark for the genre with their distinctive fusion of blues, folk, and hard rock, and other musicians who came after them were greatly influenced by them. They became one of the most recognizable bands of all time thanks to their innovative use of harsh distortion, elaborate guitar solos, and potent vocals. They were innovators in the concept album genre, and the utilization of symbolism and mythology in their songs gave rock music new depth and significance.
Then, after a long day of partying, Bonham passed dead from just taking too many shots, putting an end to everything. After that, his comrades famously and honorably broke up, abandoning the name Led Zeppelin and embarking on solo careers.
Even though the leader had a very prosperous solo career, it wasn’t easy for him to leave behind the heyday of Zeppelin. Even still, there were occasions when he felt somewhat alone, understanding that Page, Jones, or Bonham were not performing with him on stage or collaborating with him in the studio. He found it difficult to move on from the group, as he had been a part of it for so long.
That’s when he decided to call out Jimmy while recording his album ‘Now and Zen’. Jimmy would swiftly accept his old friend’s invitation to join him in the studio and play on two tracks impressing the entire studio. Although though Robert insisted that Led Zeppelin should not look back and instead go forward, the rocker couldn’t help but acknowledge how much he missed Page and went looking for him at the studio while speaking with Creem Magazine in the late 1980s. The host decided to ask the singer why he had brought Jimmy after Robert shot down any inquiries about his former band; the vocalist had to be sincere.
In the interview, he said, “I just wanted some of that stagger. And, really, I just wanted my old partner around then. I wanted to see him hanging around with his head dangling on the floor. He was only in the control room of the studio playing, and everybody is saying, ‘God, can that man play.'”
He finally found consolation, though, in his solo endeavors, which gave him the freedom to pursue new creative directions and work with a range of musicians. Since then, Plant has enjoyed success in his solo career and has kept up his musical production.