Last year, Stanley tweeted a birthday shout-out to Plant, stating that seeing the singer onstage fronting Zeppelin in 1969 was "absolutely mind-blowing".
"Seeing you onstage in 1969 set the bar at a height I didn't know existed," Stanley wrote. "Absolutely mind blowing. Many try to emulate. Many try to imitate. Kudos for your continuing on your musical journey without boundaries."
Happy Birthday Robert Plant! Seeing you onstage in 1969 set the bar at a height I didn't know existed. Absolutely mind blowing. Many try to emulate. Many try to imitate. Kudos for your continuing on your musical journey without boundaries. pic.twitter.com/TCl2BD24zpAugust 20, 2020
In 2020, Stanley told Forbes that seeing Zeppelin in 1969 was "transformative" in his life.
He said: "I saw Zeppelin in '69 and that was transformative. As I would put it that was god's work. When you see a band that are so tied to each other and the synergy within the band and not only the music, but the sexuality of the band. Everything was so potent and so perfect that was a transformative moment for me. Probably more than any other was seeing Zeppelin live really when I believe they were at their peak.
Below are Stanley's selections for his 11 greatest lead singers of all time.
The Best Lead Singers Of All Time?? How about 11 off the top of my head…1)Robert Plant2)Steve Marriott3)Freddie Mercury4)David Ruffin5)Rod Stewart6)Paul Rodgers7)Janis Joplin8)Steve Perry9)Brad Delp10) Brian Johnson10)Lou Gramm11) Ann Wilson pic.twitter.com/2SLlUX2ClAMarch 15, 2022