A shocking account from a new biography of the classic rock band Led Zeppelin has now revealed that the band alleged molested a young teenage girl in a truly horrific way.
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As Pagesix reports:
The incident — which is detailed in Bob Spitz’s new book “Led Zeppelin: The Biography,” out Tuesday — went down at the end of a tour with Vanilla Fudge in Seattle. The road managers for both bands — Richard Cole for Zeppelin and Bruce Wayne for Vanilla Fudge — had caught a bunch of mud sharks and red snappers while fishing from a waterfront room at the Edgewater Inn. They brought their haul to John Paul Jones’ room, where the Led Zeppelin bassist was smoking pot with Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice and a 17-year-old groupie named Jackie.
After Jackie had gotten pretty high, Cole and Wayne told her to take off her clothes. “Once she was naked, they started hitting her with the fish, and it left little teeth marks on her back,” says Appice in the book. “Things got pretty ugly, pretty intense, so we went out into the hall, where Bonzo [Led Zep drummer John Bonham] and his wife, Pat, joined us, and we watched the action through the door.”
Other voyeurs would join them in the hall. “In fact, we were invited to bring our wives to take a look,” recalls Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, “but after a while we left because it was all a bit unsavory.”
And when they were done with all that, they urinated and defecated on Jackie.
The band is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time.