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Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 197…

Robert Plant at “Electric Magic,” November 1971, days after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, by Fin Costello.

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Led Zeppelin in Milan, July 5, 1971: Hammer of the Slobs (except Jimmy of course)

They all cleaned up a bit by the time we next saw them in Montreux, starting August  7, 1971, including Robert shaving his beard. This is kind of adorable in its own way, though – the early 70s were tough on all of us! – and watching them grow into their godhood was among the great pleasures of the coming few years.

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Duckface of the gods! Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant, Berkeley Community Theater, ZEPtember 13-14, 1971, by Ken Regan

“I sold my first strap to the amazing ROBERT P…

“I sold my first strap to the amazing ROBERT PLANT 1971!” by Jan Nicolas. “I had been working in leather for a while before I started making straps.  I had a few beautiful ones hanging in my studio/office.  Led Zeppelin were in town at the Continental Hyatt ‘riot’ House Hotel.  My friend Linda and I used to spend weekends hanging out in the coffee shop to star gaze.  In the evening, they had a line winding through the lobby to accommodate all the people who wanted to meet Rock Stars.  

“This was a pretty quiet Saturday afternoon, and I grabbed a strap that I thought would suit RP and we found him hanging out in the lobby with body guards, groupies and photographers.  

“I was so shy, that my girlfriend had to call him over to look at the strap.  He loved it, he paid $100 for it and gladly posed for a photo.  Happily, one of the magazine photographers was a friend, and took this picture for me.  I was still in high school, and I was  completely overwhelmed when Mr. Plant cuddled right up to me for the picture.  Now, it is my all time favorite.”

More here. My edits to the pictures she posted, but do click through for more of her amazing story.

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant with Jimmy’s double…

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant with Jimmy’s doubleneck during the soundcheck on ZEPtember 27, 1971, Hiroshima, Japan. Photo by Koh Hasebe.

Led Zeppelin, November 1971, dolled up for the…

Led Zeppelin, November 1971, dolled up for the Electric Magic shows at Wembley Empire Pool, following the rollout of Led Zeppelin IV, by Wolfgang Heilemann. (Zoso sweater! Bonzo’s glasses!)

Led Zeppelin in LA, 1971, by Jim Marshall. I’v…

Led Zeppelin in LA, 1971, by Jim Marshall. I’ve posted a cropped version of this before, but I really love Robert’s shoes!!!

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One more shot of that broad, gorgeous back 😈❤️ (oh, and hey Jimmy).

And a hair flip for good measure!

Montreux 1971, of course, August 8

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Led Zeppelin, first performance of “Stairway to Heaven”, Belfast, March 5 1971, via ledzeppelin

Was met with polite applause. Lol. I wonder if the audience had any clue about what they’d just heard. I’m sure they figured it out later. 🙂

Stumbled across this show last night, and I’d forgotten how absolutely fantastic Robert’s voice is in it.  Here’s the boot.  Everyone is playing their heart out, but Robert is simply unbelievable.  Forgive the somewhat murky audience recording and take a minute to listen.  Unreal.  

Jimmy has noted that “Stairway to Heaven” didn’t become “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” until the US 1973 tour, which sounds about right to me. Contemporary reviews don’t really lock onto it one way or the other; Billboard’s first (very positive) review of LZ IV doesn’t even mention it at all. 

But this is a terrific boot of an important show. Thanks for the link!

Robert Plant – Honolulu 1971, yes? My ed…

Robert Plant – Honolulu 1971, yes? My edit of original via ledzeppelin