Robert Plant Was Told to Stop Singing ‘Weird S—‘

Robert Plant recalled how his label boss once told him to “stop doing weird shit.”

Plant recently spoke on an episode of Digging Deep, his podcast, about how he was recording the Honeydrippers’ 1984 EP when his boss, Ahmet Ertegun, called him out. Plant said, “I remember one night I went out with [Ertegun] and Phil Spector in New York, and we were in a club somewhere. We decided it was time to sing the outros of famous vocal music from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. So we only sang the ends of the songs, and you can imagine how hysterical it would be.”

Plant continued the story by saying that Ertegun “kept saying to me, ‘Man, why don’t you stop all this weird shit and just do some of those songs? … I can get anybody in the studio to play ‘em, why don’t you sing ‘em?’ So I did.”

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