Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant ditched drugs the day his son KARAC died in 1977.

The STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN rocker became painfully aware of life's fragility when he lost his beloved six-year-old to a fatal stomach infection. Plant subsequently vowed to live more modestly and put his family first.

Plant says, "I haven't taken a drug since that day.

"I thought, 'How am I ever going to deal with the next moment and put my shoulders back and be a man?' I thought I'd better re-focus the whole deal.

"I still drink, and I don't spill much. But my days are long and they're beautiful."

14/04/2005 17:38