Robert Plant, the legendary frontman of Led Zeppelin, has recalled his teenage years, revealing that he decided to left home and school at the age of 17 to pursue his music career and upset his parents a lot.

During his acclaimed podcast series, ‘Digging Deep,’ in which he opens up about a long musical journey of himself with Led Zeppelin and as a solo artist, Robert Plant has pointed out an early turning point of his life.

As you may know, Plant was born in Staffordshire, England, and grew up in a middle-class house with his parents, who pushed him to become an accountant. Yet, Plant, who discovered his passion for blues music back then, didn’t combine his education with his musical interest, and left school, as well as home, at the age of 17.

While talking about his critical decision at such an early age, Robert Plant said he got in with this crew, which he’s afraid to upset his parents a bit. As an inevitable result, the familial bonds between Plant and his parents got looser as the time passed by, he admitted.

Yet, managed to make a big success in a short time depending on his potential, Plant explained he made his peace with his parents a couple of years later. He said that was what it should be back then and he had to leave home at 17.

Here’s what Robert Plant said while recalling the year he left home:

“It was really hard to combine the two and keep a compatible relationship with schoolmasters and parents at the same time as doing what I really wanted to do.

I got in with this crew, which I’m afraid to upset my parents a bit, and the cleft between Mum and Dad and Robert got a bit wider and a bit wider.

I had my moment of professional potential, and because I didn’t accept it I had to leave home when I was seventeen. So I toughened up pretty quickly. I made my peace with my parents a couple of years later. But it was good, it was what it should be.”

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