In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock Nights, Jimmy Page talked about Led Zeppelin’s first rehearsal ever.
“What I knew was I’d never felt something like that before – and what I also knew was everybody else was in the same boat.
“No matter what they’d done in the past, they’d never been in a situation where everything was so sort of intense and so heavily connected – profoundly connected, musically – on just our first meeting and getting together to play.
“I’d worked with Robert [Plant] at my house, going through the various things I wanted to do like ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’… but that initial rehearsal was enough for everybody to say, ‘Yeah.’
“We were recording in October of ’68; the Yardbirds were still going in July of ’68. You can imagine how quickly this whole thing came together.”