The legendary frontman of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant recently shared his iconic Digging Deep podcast and revealed the story of how he tried to sign Dave Edmunds before Elton John.
Here is what Robert said about it:
“Dave Edmunds – I went to sign Dave Edmunds to convince him that his future would be better on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label than with Rocket Records because Elton [John] was trying to sign him then.
Dave came with us and he used to ring me at four every morning asking me: “Where is Peter Grant? I want to speak to somebody in management!” I said: [bleeped out explicit remark]. We’ve been friends ever since, another great project that went somewhere west.”
Robert Plant also shared the common point Led Zeppelin had with Queen. He shared the details of the place where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody.
Here is his statement:
“So this is part one of the tracks from my first solo album entitled Pictures At Eleven. I recorded this at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales. I went there because it was and still is a residential studio built in a farm down there right around a quadrangle of a farm.
The proprietors were suitably crazy to make it a great atmosphere. Kingsley and Charles Ward had been in rock and roll groups in the late fifties and stuff like that, they were also farmers. So they got this part of the farm and somehow or another they managed to get some great equipment in there and that’s where Queen did Bohemian Rhapsody, so many, I went down there with when The Damned were recording. Simply stunning stuff that Nick Lowe did down there with The Damned.”
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