Robert Plant Reflects On The Influence Of The Blues

10/25/2013
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(Classic Rock) Robert Plant has been speaking to the Telegraph about his love of the blues, ahead of two dates by his band Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters.

"Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was fourteen," he says. "I tuned into a subculture running parallel to my shiny grammar-school life. It's ridiculous that British musicians should have been able to get anywhere near it, because it's based in African scales that don't have any grounding on these islands, I don't think.

"We just were moved by the colour of the music; the sound was so evocative and poignant and something that we were probably needing in our composite make-up, filling up a hole, an emotional outlet."

Read what he had to say about the 60s British Blues boom here.

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