In a recent issue of Record Collector Magazine Bill Harry a former PR man for the mighty Led Zeppelin recalled a story that caused me to laugh out loud. It is a story that proves that whilst in many people’s eyes Robert Plant was a true Rock God he was (and probably still is) very human indeed.
Bill Harry said of the Led Zep gig in Holland :
‘The band was on a massive stage and the hall was packed with thousands of kids. The sound was crystal clear. You could hear everything. Suddenly in the middle of a number Robert Plant farted. You could hear it clearly over the PA. It was unbelievable to hear a rock star fart on stage. Everyone stood there stunned, then broke up laughing. And it was totally unrehearsed’
Oh my god, I’ve also broke up laughing as loud as I can… 😀
So, I’m listening to a boot while I work on some writing, and lo and behold, I think I might have found this show! It doesn’t sound exactly like his description, and it’s pretty quick, but, well, see for yourself. Here’s a link – check out 1:06:29. It cracked me up. Really, you should check out the whole thing. It’s a fantastic concert. They do Four Sticks, Gallows Pole and Misty Mountain Hop. Roberto’s vocals are stellar as it’s 1971.
Robert Plant, July 24, 1977.
Day on the Green Festival at Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Oakland, California)
Ipswich, November 16, 1971 (Photos by Nigel Rea)
Great show – here’s the boot. The sound quality is decent, and the boys are in top form. Robert’s voice is incredible.
Sounds good, and interesting back story. Will give it a spin!