Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant opened up about having unusual dreams during the Covid-19 lockdowns while speaking on the ‘Digging Deep, The Robert Plant’ podcast. Apparently, the musician has been visited by the memories of his past in his dreams, such as his late band member John Bonham, his father, and his son Karac who passed away at the age of 5.
As some of you might know, Robert Plant married Maureen Wilson on 9 November 1968, and the couple had three children together, a daughter Carmen Jane who was born the same year the two got married, and two sons named Karac Pendragon, and Logan Romero who was born 4 years before the couple divorced in August 1983.
Despite having a loving family and a successful music career, Plant’s life took a dramatic turn while on tour with Led Zeppelin in New Orleans. After finding out that his 5-year-old son Karac Pendragon passed away because of a stomach illness in 1977, the rest of the tour was canceled and the musician rushed to his home in England in order to be with his family and arrange the funeral of his child.
As expected, Led Zeppelin singer was completely shattered by this heartbreaking incident. However, he managed to create two iconic tracks, one named ‘All of My Love’ for his band Led Zeppelin, and another tribute song named ‘I Believe’ for his solo album both of which were dedicated to his late son, Karac.
Even though it has been more than four decades since he lost his child, Robert Plant often reveals his longing for Karac during interviews. Recently, the musician looked back on the last year which was filled with lockdowns during which he had a lot of spare time. Apparently, in that time Plant’s dreams were often visited by the ones he lost.
In addition to seeing his late bandmate, drummer John Bonham who passed away at the age of 32, in 1948, due to pulmonary aspiration, Led Zeppelin frontman stated that he has been seeing fond memories with his late father as well as his late son. According to the musician, those memories brought great relief to him along with creating an energy that’s been channeled into his personal life.
Robert Plant revealed:
“I’ve dreamt that I’ve been back with old friends, quite a lot, like John Bonham, like my father, my son who left when he was five. And they’ve been magnificent moments of great relief. But it does create some sort of energy in me that I’ve had to maneuver into another part of my being – subjugate it, stick it in a corner.
Because I was always on the go, always planning the next thing. So it seems that when I’m asleep sometimes, I’ve been in a really great place… and I’ve gone somewhere, and now I’ve got to get back to wherever it was, and I’m making my way back through these amazing landscapes.”