August 4, 1975

Aug4On this day in 1975, Robert Plant, his wife Maureen and their two youngest children were vacationing in Rhodes, Greece, during a break in Led Zeppelin’s tour, when Plant lost control of the car he was driving and spun off the road and crashed.

The accident left Plant and his wife injured, the children escaped with minor bruises. Plant broke an ankle and an elbow, which didn’t fully heal for two years. He spent time in a wheelchair and was told that he may never walk again.

Led Zeppelin had to cancel the rest of their tour.

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