Robert Plant, widely known for being the lead singer and lyricist of the iconic band Led Zeppelin, revealed the fact that he once actually almost quit music and leave Led Zeppelin, Plant also opened up about the reason behind his decision during both an interview with Louder and Rolling Stone.
As you may know, Robert Plant‘s five-year-old son Karac, unfortunately, passed away while Plant was on a world tour. Plant got informed through a phone call on July 26, 1977, that his son was will. The second phone call gave the heartbreaking news of the passing of Karac due to a stomach virus.
After this devastating news, Robert Plant apparently considered quitting music and train to become a teacher in order to have more spare time to spend with his family. Plant opened up about how he felt as a result of losing his son during an interview with Louder and stated that he needed to be more involved with the people he cared for and loved.
Plant also talked about his decision to quit music and leave Led Zeppelin during an interview with Rolling Stone. He strictly stated that after losing his child, he did not feel like being with Led Zeppelin anymore, he wanted to be his family.
Here is what he said to Louder:
“I was thinking about the merit of my life at that time, and whether or not I needed to put a lot more into the reality of the people that I loved and cared for, my daughter and my family generally. So yeah, I was ready to jack it in…”
Here is what Plant said to Rolling Stone:
“I lost my boy. I didn’t want to be in Led Zeppelin. I wanted to be with my family.”
Robert Plant also revealed that he was convinced to carry on with music and being a member of Led Zeppelin by his best friend, John Bonham, best known for being the drummer of Led Zeppelin.
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