I liked rock n roll as much as the next kid did, but their lyrics seemed overtly sexual in nature.
At 16 I was still a virgin and I found them to be just a little too in your face.
Many felt that he was deeply touched by all the performances in their honor, but when Heart got up to sing, "Stairway" Robert Plant appeared very uncomfortable -- almost horrified.
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.
The first time I heard it, I was thought it pretty cool, but didn't understand it.
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.