Yes, he was deeply moved, but I believe it was unsettling for him and he may or may not understand WHY, although I think he understands.(Of course, this is conjecture on my part - but I found Plant's reaction to hearing the song just a little odd - even though he did manage an eye tear for it, overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of effort that was put in to the performing presentation.) From all I've gathered and read concerning this song and the way it came about, I don't believe Robert Plant is comfortable with it and would rather not have to remember the song that ironically made them famous.That means it was impossible to write and record and release it in late 1971. Likewise, music reflects the consciousness of its Creator(s) at the time it was created, along with their past experience and their intention, as expressed in the lyrics or performance.then I think that they happened to get the same idea of the writing of the lyrics of the song. So, in some sense, this song means something different to everyone.It is not coincidental listening to "Stairway" backwards that the name of "Satan" surfaces 6 times.I don't believe it was either Robert Plant's or Page's intention to glorify Satan, but the dark side seems to always reveal itself in unexpected, shadowy ways.That being said, some meanings embedded in this song became obvious to me in the mid 1970s.
They truly put out memorable music that changed an entire generation of musicians and song writers as they were the Pied Pipers who led many a young soul to the beautiful side of the occult and paganism.
Because the image of Janis was that she seemed to wear accessories a lot shining like gold on her at that time and she passed away. Hi Music lovers, There were two tragedies happened in 1970 before the song was released in 1971. The key words of these likes are 'A lady' or 'All the glitters' or 'Gold'. Or 'she's buying a stairway to heaven' MEANS she actually died at that time! If you are interested in the idea of the writing of the song 'American Pie', please look into it on this blog, Songfacts. I'd like to offer some overall perspective from the 50.000 foot level.
At first, I thought the song writer of the song 'Stairway', Robert Plant, heard the song 'American Pie' in 1971 and he wrote the song 'Stairway' but both songs were released almost the same period of time in late 1971. Music, and its meaning, is to some degree a mirror, which reflects the listener's current state of mind at the time they hear a performance or read the lyrics, their attitude about life, and their past experience.
Jesus said that Satan is the "prince of this world" and so it is.
Sadly, both Plant, Page and Bonham paid a dear and painful price for what they permitted themselves to be influenced by (whether consciously or unconsciously), thus their fame and fortune -- because the angel of light will always demand some form of collateral exchange.
And, as Robert Plant once expressed to a concert audience, STH is truly "A Song of Hope."The words to this Led Zepplin song, "Stairway To Heaven" has always been shrouded in mystery and that for several generations.