With Robert was his wife, Maureen, and daughter, Carmen. His six-month-old baby boy, Logan, was at home with his grandparents. Jimmy Page flew in by helicopter to the site a half-hour before the show with his girlfriend, Charlotte. No longer in his white satin pop-star outfit, he wore a blue silk shirt and baggy cream-colored trousers. The band played for three and a half hours, the audience sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ for 15 minutes after the third encore, and Robert appeared to be crying backstage.
Lisa Robinson, renowned rock journalist, writing about Led Zeppelin’s comeback performance at Knebworth 1979 in “On the Road With Led Zeppelin,” Vanity Fair, November 2003. She toured with Led Zeppelin between 1973-79.
The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was often sung at soccer games by fans in England during the mid-1960s.
“When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky And the sweet, silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on With hope in your hearts And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone.”
“Did you ever really need somebody And really need ‘em bad Did you ever really want somebody The best love you ever had Do you ever remember me, baby Did it feel so good 'Cause it was just the first time And you knew you would.”