This album sparked much controversy due to the fact some songs on the album, "The Lemon Song" and "Whole Lotta Love" showed similarities from previously written songs by other artists.
This created legal trouble for the band over whether or not they plagiarized these songs.
So I had him down to my place for a little while, just to sort of check him out, and we got along great. With a shared passion for music, Plant and Page immediately developed a strong relationship, and began their writing collaboration with reworkings of earlier blues songs.
Plant received no songwriting credits on the band's first album, allegedly because he was still under contract to CBS Records at the time.
The group worked on this album while on the road so many of the songs were recorded at separate times rather than in one sitting.I knew the Yardbirds had done a lot of work in America – which to me meant audiences who would want to know what I might have to offer – so naturally I was very interested.Page: When I auditioned him and heard him sing, I immediately thought there must be something wrong with him personality-wise or that he had to be impossible to work with, because I just could not understand why, after he told me he'd been singing for a few years already, he hadn't become a big name yet.He cut three obscure singles on CBS Records and sang with a variety of bands, including the Crawling King Snakes, which brought him into contact with drummer John Bonham.
They both went on to play in the Band of Joy, merging blues with newer psychedelic trends.A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years.