Mike Portnoy, the current drummer of The Neal Morse Band, talked about his memory about the song ‘Thank You’ of Led Zeppelin and the song’s tragic story.
Portnoy made a video in which he showed the Led Zeppelin albums he had and spoke of his favorite songs of the band. He also mentioned a significant memory for him about the song ‘Thank You‘ in the video.
Portnoy revealed that his wife Marlene wanted that song to be their wedding song, yet, he opposed that idea since ‘Thank You’ is about the child of Robert Plant who passed away so soon.
Karac, the child of Plant, unfortunately, died due to a stomach virus at the age of 5 on July 26, 1977. The death of his child, especially at such an early age, shocked Robert Plant who was on tour with Led Zeppelin in the US at that time. With the song ‘Thank You‘, Plant paid tribute to his son whom he mentioned as the source of joy in the family, even after his tragic death.
You can watch the video of Mike Portnoy in which he expressed his admiration for Led Zeppelin below.