He and Patty Griffin stayed with us at the Pomegranate Inn over Christmas! Check out my blog post about it.
When I think about the fact that he and Patty could have stayed anywhere in Portland and chose to stay with us, I'm honored, grateful and even more appreciative now of what he and his band did for rock music in America back in the 70s and beyond. This was just very special and surreal for me and my husband, both having grown up listening to them. My husband played guitar in a band in his late teens and naturally played LZ's music! And for those of you curious fans, Robert was funny, gracious and just the kind of man you'd like to sit with just to listen to his heavy UK accented stories!
From Wikipedia: "Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording". The second best selling band in the US only to Elvis Presley. Something like 200-300 BILLION albums sold. That's pretty astounding when you think about the numbers. They're often referred to as the "greatest rock band of all time".
The band was just honored at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors as "Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant transformed the sound of rock and roll with their lyricism and innovative song structures, infusing blues into the sound of rock and roll and laying the foundation for countless rock bands."
And to think that I cooked for him? Crazy cool!!!!!! A life highlight I don't think I'll ever forget.
Thank you Robert and Patty for choosing to stay with us! Best to you both and keep putting out the amazing tunes :)