‘Fancy a walk in the park with an old man?’
In the time it takes to walk across the road and into Primrose Hill park Robert Plant has already squeezed in stories about Noddy Holder’s father, BP Fallon and Alexis Korner. He is dressed like a teenage backpacker, and an impressive array of blond-grey ringlets still spills down his back. “When I go to north Africa they think I’m a chick,” he says. He spots an empty bench and breaks into a trot: “Quick, before anyone else gets it.”
An avuncular presence, he wears his legacy lightly, has a wicked sense of humour and tells you some jaw-dropping stories. Off the record.
Read the whole of this excellent piece on Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy by Brian Boyd in The Irish Times here
And meanwhile… 🙂
Photography: Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Robert Plant 1973
Photography: Robert Plant and Fairport Convention singer Sandy Denny who joined Led Zeppelin to sing on ‘The Battle Of Evermore’ 1971