Thursday, December 17, 2009


On this day in 1987, Robert Plant made history by incorporating Led Zeppelin songs into his stage act as a solo musician for the first time.

He was about to release his fourth solo album, and he had with him a band of young musicians whose positive energy was, to him, like, quote, "the second summer of love."

For his first dip into the Led Zeppelin catalog without Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at his side, Plant covered "In the Evening" as the concert opener. The show also included versions of "Trampled Underfoot" and "Misty Mountain Hop." At the next show, Plant and his touring band also threw in "Rock and Roll."

Since the breakup of Led Zeppelin, he'd gone solo and knocked his own past, refusing to play and sometimes even acknowledge Led Zeppelin. But the mid 1980s was a turning point for Robert.

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