Show Rundown: October 17, 2017

Rock legend Robert Plant makes his Stern Show debut

October 17, 2017

Good Morning Everybody!

Tuesday was a “very big day” for Howard as Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was scheduled to visit the Stern Show for the very first time.

“I love this guy. I fucking love Led Zeppelin,” Howard told listeners.

The King of All Media started listening to the band as they released their first album in 1969 and he even got to see them live in concert once. The show was one of their 1977 tour dates at Madison Square Garden in New York where the audience greeted the band with a barrage of fireworks.

Jon Hein read a Newsday report from that year which said “a substantial number of people did show stupidity bordering on sadism in greeting the band with an assault of fireworks that made the Garden seem like Da Nang. The explosions faded after a few songs when singer Robert Plant exerted his moral authority by requesting that those offenders ‘cool the firecrackers – no more of those exploding things.'”

Robin also recalled seeing the band during a Cincinnati tour date where the audience mobbed the venue’s doors in excitement, leaving her pinned to a wall.

“I’ve got to talk to him about so much,” Howard said, adding that he had decades-worth of questions for the rock legend.