Monday, December 10, 2001

John Paul Jones never felt left out during Zeppelin days (interview part 14 of 22)

This is the 14th part of the transcript of my interview with John Paul Jones, conducted Dec. 10, 2001.

SPS: Back to Led Zeppelin for a moment. Was it ever polarized or split up between "Page and Plant" and "you and Bonham"?

No. The only time it was ever polarized was very early, and then it "Page and Grant" and the three of us, because they had toured before, and sometimes they were in different hotels! And Bonham, Plant and myself -- we shared rooms. Big rooms, but you know, they were rooms. So that was the initial polarization.

I also read or heard that you…

I mean they did go off… there was a point where Bonham and I went home and they [Page and Plant] carried on touring as it were. [Laughing]

They went to Morocco and all?

That’s right. So, in that respect. It wasn't a polarization within the group. It was only kind of when they… Things like "Stairway to Heaven" were written like that 'cause they… Robert had a cottage in Wales, and the two of them stayed up there. So there wasn't. Not in the group. ... It was a very tight group.

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