Jimmy Page Details Robert Plant’s Contribution To ‘Stairway To Heaven’
Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page was interviewed by Louder Sound, during which he opened up about the band’s fourth studio album. Page revealed what former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant did while working on ‘Stairway To Heaven.’
As you probably know, Led Zeppelin released their untitled fourth studio album, also known as ‘Led Zeppelin IV,’ on November 8, 1971. It received very positive reviews from music critics and fans and became their best-selling album. The track ‘Stairway To Heaven’ is now considered Led Zeppelin’s signature song.
Moreover, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ is still the band’s most famous song, which millions have been listening to for years. Especially, Page’s legendary guitar solo, Plant’s unique vocal performance, and their talent as songwriters were credited as the main qualities behind the song’s commercial success and popularity.
Jimmy Page detailed ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and the whole album’s creation process while revealing Led Zeppelin frontman’s great contribution. He stated Plant’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ performance was a source of great inspiration for him as a songwriter and added that the frontman always joined them while he and John Paul Jones were composing the album’s guitar parts.
Page recalled these times saying:
“John Paul and I worked on it before getting with John Bonham. A lot of the music precedes John coming in. It’s a slow reveal, but the whole time, Robert was listening and writing. Then he started singing and had most of the lyrics written. It was an inspired time for everybody.”
You can check out the song below.