Led Zeppelin Groupies: Stories, Truth, Myths, & Proof About Groupie Life

By Emily Morenz
Singer Robert Plant (left), drummer John Bonham (on right with beard), guitarist Jimmy Page (background) and bassist John Paul Jones (with drinks) of the rock band 'Led Zeppelin' adorned with various groupies in Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco in June

During the golden age of rock 'n roll groupies, Led Zeppelin epitomized rock-star recklessness and excess. While any band might have groupies, Zeppelin took the debauchery to another level -- at least, that's what rock 'n roll legend says. How much of the Zeppelin groupie mythology is true?

The band was already known for their wild antics, which included trashing hotel rooms, driving motorcycles through buildings, throwing televisions out of hotel room windows, getting cursed by filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and the accusations of subliminal Satanic messages hidden in their songs. But perhaps the most infamous of their stories are the ones that involved the defilement of masses of females who threw themselves at the band.