At least a fan of Morrison Hotel. Here he is with some dude.
This entry was posted on July 31, 2008 by Kelly Andrews. It was filed under Led Zeppelin, The Doors and was tagged with Jim Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Doors.
Actually, the T-shirt is from the Morrison Hotel Gallery:
Robert recently attended an exhibit there.
July 31, 2008 at 12:45 pm
Robert Plant was a huge Doors fan but had been too poor to see them play in London in 1968. He finally got to see them when Led Zeppelin played the Seattle Pop Festival with The Doors, however Jim got really drunk and told the crowd to F off. Robert is quoted in the Melody Maker “(Jim) was miles over everyone’s head. It seemed he realized The Doors were on their way down. He went onstage with that opinion and started immediately saying things that nobody could get into”. Robert was a fan but would choose not to treat his audience in such a way.
I read an excerpt of that article in Stephen Davis’ book on Jim Morrison. Apparently Zeppelin came on and blew The Doors off the stage.
July 31, 2008 at 5:31 pm
I’m the “dude” in the Plant pic above and here’s the tale…
To make a long story fairly short, I met Robert twice on Tuesday(7/8/08). It was our family summer trip(I’m from NY)to Savannah, GA then to Orlando and finally Memphis. Anyway, I knew he was playing that night(the 8th)in Memphis so if I was going to take a shot at meeting him it would be at the Peabody Hotel. It’s a famous hotel in downtown Memphis. It’s the 5 star place and has a quirk in which ducks walk down a red carpet into an elevator everyday @ 11AM. Also, Lansky clothing is there and he was pretty much Elvis’ clothier from ’56 to his death(he’s still there working complete with tape measure around his neck!). Anyway, after my kids and wife watched the ducks, I look over and Robert is right there. Man does he look like a rock star. He was wearing a brown Doors’ Morrison Hotel shirt and with a lovely lady. I walk over and shake his hand and ask for a picture. He says fine but make it quick. My wife gets lost in the post duck watching crowd as she tries to get the camera ready and he bails after a minute or so into the elevator. Pure devastation at this point. We walk around Memphis for an hour or so and go back to the Peabody to escape the heat. My 11 year old daughter points into a gift shop and there he is buying gum and a magazine, the rings and bracelets dangling that I had seen many times during midnight movie showings of “The Song Remains The Same”. I walk up again and my wife comes through this time with the pic. I explained to my two daughters(9+11)that besides Elvis, that man is the most important and influential rock singer of the past 40 years.
MSD: Thanks Darryl for the insight and the cool picture.
August 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm
hey i love the doors and led zeppelin and seeing robert wearing this shirt makes me happy to see i can still be a fan of the doors and like led zeppelin. so thanks darryl!!!
May 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm
so my sister got me into the doors and then i found led zeppelin. its cool that robert plant respects and likes the doors cuz i know how some of the bands back in the day didnt like other band’s music. also since darryl (the gey in the picture) like Elvis (me too!), i read in rolling stone magazine robert plants page (no not jimmy) on elvis as the second greatest singer of all time. it was so great how they met and ow robert loves his music!! my hat is off to darryl for taking the awsome picture!
P.s. wow! cant believe you met him! i wish i was you!!
May 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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