Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Picks His Favorite The Who And Jeff Beck Songs
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant recently hosted a radio show on the BBC Radio 6 Music and revealed which of Jeff Beck‘s and The Who‘s songs are his favorites.
Robert Plant recently returned to BBC Radio 6 Music to host the radio show by sitting in for Iggy Pop. The musician played his favorites from his collection during the show, talked about his musical career, and shared interesting facts about musicians he has worked with worldwide.
In the show’s previous episode, Plant revealed that songs such as The ‘n Betweens’ ‘You Better Run,’ Danny Rivers & The Rivermen’s ‘Movin’ In,’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Down The Highway’ had a special place in his heart. During the episode on April 17, the musician played a series of songs for the listeners again and shared his opinion on these records.
Among other songs, Robert Plant played The Who’s ‘Bald Headed Woman,’ released in 1965 by the UK label Brunswick. He then said that the Kinks also recorded this traditional blues song in 1964. Moreover, Plant said Shel Talmy produced both songs, and he is an absolute hero considering his work in the mid-1960s.
In the following episode on April 24, Robert Plant played Jeff Beck Group and Rod Stewart’s ‘I Ain’t Superstitious.’ Plant said that it was a Howling Wolf song that he finds excellent. Then, the musician stated that he was playing with Led Zeppelin at that time, traveling from town to town.
At some point during the show, Robert Plant said the following:
“The remarkable Roger Daltrey there, with the Who’s ‘Bald Headed Woman’ from 1965 on Brunswick. That track was recorded by the Kinks too in 1964, a year before that. Both of them were produced by Shel Talmy, an absolute hero in those mid 60 times. He had some great shapes going on production-wise.”
In another episode, Plant said:
“That’s a 1968 Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart with ‘I Ain’t Superstitious.’ It’s that great Howling Wolf track. Pleased to say that at that time, I was very happily playing town to town, leapfrog with Led Zeppelin and Jeff Beck, just whizzing through the spheres. A remarkable time it was. I think that’s Mickey Waller on drums.”
You can listen to the episodes and the songs ‘Bald Headed Woman’ and ‘I Ain’t Superstitious’ below.