Robert Plant celebrates his 70th birthday today (August 20th).
On "Kashmir": A trip to Southern Morocco yields a song about a place in the Northern Himalayas that no one in the band had ever visited.
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham... at nearly eight-and-a-half minutes, not really a candidate for the Billboard Hot 100. It was, however, released as a single in Thailand.
Robert Plant has said that "Kashmir" is one of his contributions to the Led Zeppelin catalog that he's most proud of. He tells how it came about: