Andy Scott Says Led Zeppelin Once Avoided Sweet By Changing Their Hotel
The Sweet lead guitarist and backing singer Andy Scott recently appeared as a guest on My Planet Rocks hosted by Mark Jeeves and shared a funny memory with Led Zeppelin.
Known for their glam rock image, Sweet dominated the charts during the 1970s with hit singles like ‘Funny Funny,’ ‘The Ballroom Blitz,’ and ‘Fox on the Run.’ Although their popularity declined over the years, the band is still a source of influence for new-generation musicians. Considering the British rock scene of the early 1970s, Sweet and Led Zeppelin experienced the same period as the two prominent acts of the time.
They both rose to fame when rock music was thriving and hit the charts with memorable pieces but different styles. Since both bands were touring relentlessly due to their popularity, they bumped into each other several times. When asked whether they’d ever crossed paths as they shared the same circle, Andy Scott shared a little anecdote about Led Zeppelin.
The guitarist said they would see each other during their Europe tours, as both acts played in the same venues and events. Once, the musician heard a rumor that Led Zeppelin changed their hotel in Denmark when they discovered that the Sweet members were staying at the one they had booked. Andy jokingly said that he thought Led Zeppelin members were bigger ‘hellraisers’ than them but added that although he has met Robert Plant a few times, he has failed to ask whether the story was true.
Here is Andy Scott’s memory of Led Zeppelin:
“In Europe, definitely. We were playing in the same kind of arenas and big kind of events. I heard a little story. I’ve met Robert a couple of times and not asked him the question of whether it is true or not what they did in Denmark. When they found out we were staying in a certain hotel, they decided to stay elsewhere. No, I thought they were more hellraising than we were, I have to tell you. I don’t know how true that story is.”
You can listen to the rest of the interview below.