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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-05 11:41 AM
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13. Another Peter Grant story
...and the late Bill Graham told this one on KSAN shortly after it happened, as verification.

Led Zeppelin was playing at Bill Graham's "Day On The Green" in San Francisco. Peter Grant's kid saw a "Led Zeppelin" sign that Graham's people had posted. He took it, and as one of Graham's people asked him to put it back, the kid started squealing like a pig.

Several of Grant's goons...INCLUDING LED ZEPPELIN DRUMMER JOHN BONHAM...dragged the Graham employee into a nearby trailer and beat the ever-loving SHIT out of him.

Graham threatened to file assault charges. Grant said that unless Graham signed a document absolving all parties from legal action, Led Zep would not take the stage and Graham could deal with the riot that ensued.

Graham consulted with his lawyers, was assured the document Grant wanted him to sign would NOT be legally binding, so he signed it, and Zeppelin played.

I like a lot of Zeppelin's music, but when it comes down to the band...and human beings, they are most certainly thugs, thieves (Willie Dixon wrote "You Shook Me," NOT Jimmy Page and Robert Plant)...not "heroes" or "Great Golden Gods" (as Plant once described himself) at all.
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