In July 1977 his son Karac died at age five of a stomach infection while Plant was engaged on Led Zeppelin's concert tour of the United States. Plant retreated to his home in the Midlands and for months afterward he questioned his future.
Karac's death later inspired him to write several songs in tribute: "All My Love" featured on Led Zeppelin's final studio album, 1979's In Through the Out Door and "Blue Train" featured on Page and Plant's second and final (studio) album, 1998's Walking into Clarksdale.
Page: When I auditioned him and heard him sing, I immediately thought there must be something wrong with him personality-wise or that he had to be impossible to work with, because I just could not understand why, after he told me he'd been singing for a few years already, he hadn't become a big name yet.
So I had him down to my place for a little while, just to sort of check him out, and we got along great. With a shared passion for music, Plant and Page immediately hit it off, and began their writing collaboration with reworkings of earlier blues songs.
It's a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. I know people care, but think about it from my angle - soon, I'm going to need help crossing the street." Led Zeppelin: Rarely Seen Photos from "Good Times, Bad Times" Other highlights from the piece:- Plant and Alison Krauss began crafting a follow-up to their 2007 surprise smash LP , but it didn't go well. "We were supposedly going into the Gulf, determined to sort the world out in the name of tyranny.
Then, once he had to leave the throne, he became a Roman Catholic and became a peace envoy in the Middle East.
He abandoned training as a chartered accountant after only two weeks to attend college in an effort to gain more GCE passes (General Certificates of Education) and to become part of the English Midlands blues scene.