Peter Grant interview: Life with Led Zeppelin and the death of John Bonham | Louder

I never saw them though I do remember them coming through town. I thank my old buddy in the States (Tim Chatham) for having the wisdom to sit me down in his parent’s place and turn me on to one of the Greatest Rock bands of all time!

“I had a hell of a battle at the Bath festival. I’d researched where the stage would be and when the sun would set behind it, and Zeppelin had to go on dead on eight o’clock. It was running late, and other people wanted to go on, but I said: ‘No, Zeppelin are going on at eight o’clock, and that’s it.’“What happened was that they went on in daylight, so you get that ‘broad’ view, then as the sun set and it got darker we could bring the lights up so that it was the focal point.“I’m not sure that Robert’s idea worked, though – throwing the tambourines out to the audience. They were bouncing on Hells Angels’ heads! But they were alright, because I’d made mates with them.

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