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Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant’s Relationship With John Bonham Survived a Bloody Fight and Proved They Were as Close as Brothers

Led Zeppelin brought out strong emotions in some people. Some critics lambasted them as pure hype. Several musicians hated the band. Led Zeppelin’s members even brought out strong feelings in each other. Robert Plant’s relationship with John Bonham hit a rough patch in Japan in 1971. A backstage fistfight left the singer with a split lip, but he and the drummer weathered the storm and patched things up like brothers.

(l-r) Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham and Robert Plant just days after Bonham punched Plant in the face | Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images

Robert Plant and John Bonham argued and fought before a Led Zeppelin concert

Led Zeppelin was an international phenomenon by 1971. Three hit albums (with a fourth on the way late in the year) scored the band fans worldwide.

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