MIDNIGHT SPECIAL "TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN" AIRS NOV. 14
INCLUDES INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT PLANT;
FIRST U.S. TV APPEARANCE EVER BY A MEMBER OF ZEPPELIN
SWAN SONG OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
NOVEMBER 14, 1975
The NBC-TV Network show “Midnight Special” being broadcast nationwide on Friday, November 14, includes a “Tribute to Led Zeppelin”. This tribute includes an interview with Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant – the first TV appearance ever in the United States by a member of the English supergroup who hold record sales and attendance records around the world.
The interview was conducted at the Los Angeles NBC studios last March at the end of Led Zeppelin’s last tour, with disc jockey J.J. Jackson, who currently works for radio station KLOS in L.A. Plant originally did the interview along with Pretty Things singer Phil May, in conjunction with a musical performance by the Pretty Things, who record for Zeppelin’s label Swan Song. Procedural complications made it impossible for the Pretties segment to be broadcast, but Plant recently consented to allow this segment of the interview with him alone to be used as part of the Midnight Special “tribute”.