The True Story Behind Led Zeppelin’s Writing of “Kashmir” Will Blow Your Mind!
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Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” is one of the band’s crowning achievements. Even the band has gone on to say that “Kashmir” is the best song they have ever written lyrically, and sonically. It’s easily one of the band’s most popular songs, and since it released in 1975, they played it at every live show until the band broke up in 1980.
Hwoever, many people don’t know the story behind the writing of “Kashmir.” The song was actually written by Robert Plant while the band was driving through the Sahara Desert. They were on their way to Morocco for a festival. Although they were no where near the actual moutain region of Kashmir (which is in Southern Asia), the song came to Plant unexpectedly.
“Kashmir’ came from a trip Jimmy and me made down the Moroccan Atlantic coast, from Agadir down to Sidi Ifni. We were just the same as the other hippies really.”- Plant said in an interview.
The original working title of the song was titled “Driving to Kashmir.” Sometimes people often confuse the title with the material “cashmere.” It’s a common misconception, but this title refers to a mountain region, rather than a material. Kashmir is also one of the bands only songs to feature outside musicians!
Now that you know all of these facts, listen to the song down below!