|Submitted by Zookeeper on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:34|
It was 25 years ago this month, when Robert Plant was in Dallas rehearsing for his “Shaken ‘n’ Stirred” Tour, that kicked off later in the month in Vancouver. The ZOO had the "Plant Patrol" out to see if anybody could spot Robert around town. Contest winners got to come to the Las Calinas ZOO studios to see Robert do a live broadcast of "Rockline".
After the Rockline show, members of the ZOO crew including Rob Barnett, Charley Jones, Tempie Lindsey and Chris Taylor got to sit down and talk to Robert. Before the interview Robert mentions that one of the ZOO DJs had been calling him "Bob" all week on the radio and that he hates being called Bob. It turns out that it was Chris Taylor, who was out of ear shot of Robert's comment. Later in the interview Chris calls him Bob and Robert calls him on it. The interview was presented to ZOO listeners later in the month by Tempie Lindsey during the afternoon drive the day Robert returned to Dallas for his Reunion Arena show. Of the many hours of ZOO tapes, this is one of those gems. I'm proud to bring you what has lovingly become known as the Robert Plant "don't call me Bob" interview.
Later that evening, Tempie covers the concert from the ZOO booth high atop Reunion Arena with help from Doc Morgan back at the ZOO studio.
Three weeks later, the world got to see the long awaited Led Zeppelin reunion at Live Aid - July 13, 1985.