Seventies rock icon Robert Plant remembers the heart-stopping moment when
he met Elvis Presley for the first time - and was serenaded by the singing
Plant and his band LED ZEPPELIN saw the The King perform in 1975 - and
were shocked when he mentioned them during his set.
Plant recalls, "Halfway through he stopped and said, 'We gotta get this
right, we've got Led Zeppelin in the building tonight.' I nearly burst into
And the STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN singer had even more in store for him, as a
backstage meeting with the star culminated in an unforgettable serenade for
He explains, "JIMMY (PAGE) told Elvis that I always sang his songs in
sound checks and Elvis said, 'Which song of mine do you like singing?'
"I told him it was LOVE ME. So he signed an autograph: 'To Robert, Treat
me like a fool' - which is a line from the song.
"Then as we were walking down the corridor he swung round the door-frame
and said, 'Hey Robert, (sings) 'Treat me like a fool, treat me mean and
"I joined in and the pair of us are singing to each other."