meets Led Zeppelin
1972, Elvis Presley wanted to meet Led Zeppelin. Their
mutual promoter at the time, Jerry Weintraub, took Jimmy
Page and Robert Plant up to Presley's Las Vegas hotel
suite. For the first few minutes, Elvis ignored them.
Page - who had first picked up a guitar after hearing
"Baby Let's Play House" on overseas radio - began to
fidget. What was going on? Did he really want to meet
Should they say something? Elvis finally turned to them. "Is
it true," he said, "these stories about you boys on the road?"
Plant answered, "Of course not. We're family men. I get the
most pleasure out of walking the hotel corridors, singing
your songs." Plant offered his best Elvis impersonation. "Treat
me like a foooool, treat me mean and cruuuel, but loooooove
a moment Elvis Presley eyed them both very carefully. Then
he burst out laughing. Then his bodyguards burst out laughing.
For the next two hours he entertained them in his suite. He
had never heard their records, he said, except for when his
stepbrother played him 'Stairway to Heaven.' "I liked it,"
walking down the hallway from the hotel room, Page and Plant
congratulated themselves on a two-hour meeting with the King.
"Hey," came a voice from behind them. Presley had poked his
head out the door. "Treat me like foooool...."
(News, Source: Elvis World Japan)