How Jimmy Page’s Guitar Solos Provided An Advantage To Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey Details
The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey recently talked about the musical dynamics of the iconic band Led Zeppelin. He stated that because Jimmy Page had extended guitar solos, Robert Plant had time to rest while he was performing.
The Who is one of the most accomplished rock and roll bands in the music industry. Since their formation in 1964, the band sold over 100 million records, making them one of the most influential bands of all time. They also have strong friendship bonds with the other contemporary bands, such as the members of Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968 and quickly became one of the representations of hard rock and heavy metal. Their songs were more guitar-driven than music and lyrics. Their well-known song ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is one of the best examples of this feature. There are guitar and drum solos during their songs, which allowed Plant to rest without waiting for the end of the act to take a break. Apparently, this was a huge advantage for the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant.
According to a recent interview of The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, he once had a conversation with Plant, who stated that he could get some rest while his guitarist Jimmy Page played his solo at performances. Daltrey continued to say that the Who was unfortunately a band that focused more on the lyrics, and therefore he had to be present on stage without a break.
Here is what he stated about Robert Plant’s advantage:
“I managed to get the short stroll of all the singers and all the bands. No solos. The Who songs are all lyrics. Robert Plant, Perseus we call him, he’s a very good friend of mine and we do joke about it. He said he could go off and read a book when Page started on a guitar solo or Bonham a drum solo. And I suddenly thought I wonder how it would be like to be in a band like that.”
You can listen to both of the bands’ songs below and see the difference in the singing queue between Daltrey and Plant.