Zeppelin, backstage with manager Peter Grant at Knebworth House,
Hertfordshire, England, in August 1979. Led Zeppelin had not
performed live for two years since the death of Robert Plant’s son
during the band’s 1977 North American tour, and they had not
performed in the United Kingdom for four years. Their manager, Peter
Grant, decided that the band should perform at Knebworth instead of
embarking on a lengthy tour. The band’s fee for performing was
reportedly the largest ever paid to one single act at that time.