Finally!! A pic I like during the infamous Caveman Beard Phase…
I love that he’s saving Jimmy’s doubleneck from the mayhem! … But I strongly dislike the beard here, waaayy to full on the sides. The rest of him though 👌
I love that he’s saving the guitar too! The beard’s days are numbered, though. The very next show after this was August 7 at Montreux – clean shaven! I don’t know exactly when in there he got lost the beard, but I have no doubt that one of you knows!
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Belfast, 1971.
This March 5 show debuted 4 songs that would appear on Led Zeppelin IV later that year: “Stairway to Heaven”, “Black Dog”, “Rock and Roll”, and “Going to California”.
And maybe it’s me having grown up in a Yiddish neighborhood in Brooklyn, but Jimmy’s hat, beard, and curled forelock looking very Orthodox to me, in a good way.
Led Zeppelin, March 21 1971, Nottingham Boat Club, to promote the upcoming release of Led Zeppelin IV
D’Artagnan eyes the new serving wench in hopes of quenching his thirst
Robert Plant, looking freakishly regal for a man about to refill his propane tank.
Robert Plant, golden and beardy
Beard Zeppelin: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones at the Savoy Hotel to pick up the Platinum Award for Led Zeppelin II, October 16, 1970, via ledzeppelin
Robert Plant during a press conference in New York. September 19, 1970.
I believe you meant to say ZEPtember 19. And it does look kind of itchy….
Led Zeppelin, Bath 1970. One of these things is not like the others.