Rock of the 60s

Robert Plant recalls the moment he knew Led Zeppelin would be successful
By Decade, Rock of the 60s, Rock of the 70s

Robert Plant recalls the moment he knew Led Zeppelin would be successful

The Yardbirds were formed in 1962, as were the Rolling Stones, and like them, they were one of the main promoters of the blues in England. With a sound influenced by Chicago blues, the group mixed elements of their own and took advantage of the fact that they had three of the greatest guitarists of all time: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. With the implosion of the Yardbirds in 1968, it was up to Page to find new members to fulfill the rest of the schedule of shows like The New Yardbirds. The chosen ones were Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham — and thus Led Zeppelin was born. As published by Rock and Roll Garage, already in the first rehearsal of the quartet the singer already knew that the band would go far. "When I first went to a Yardbirds rehearsal, I was 19, a...