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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So touching and beautiful to see again, wow it really makes me miss Europe, England, Scotland and Wales it is really sad about how they are loosing the immigration fight and how their beautiful culture is being trampled upon and ruined :(

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[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bron-yr-Aur is the cottage in Wales where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote much of Led Zeppelin III in 1970 after a grueling US tour. Bron-Yr-Aur means "golden breast" or "breast of gold" in Welsh, as in a hillside of gold. The cottage had no electricity or running water, but the change of scenery provided inspiration for many songs on the album. Robert Plant wrote this for his dog, Strider, whom he took with him to Bron-yr-Aur. Plant named his dog Strider (the inspiration for this song) after Aragorn from Lord Of The Rings since one of his aliases is Strider. Lord Of The Rings references exist throughout many Led Zeppelin songs.

The song's title was misspelled on the album cover; another Led Zeppelin track, "Bron-Yr-Aur", a two-minute instrumental featured on their later album Physical Graffiti, shows the correct spelling. The 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD uses "Bron Yr Aur Stomp" (without the hyphens) and How the West Was Won lists "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp".

In December 2007 a vicar, the Reverend John Dale, who has owned the Bron-yr-Aur cottage since 1972 told the BBC news that he'd asked Led Zeppelin fans to stop visiting his property. He explained: "It is a beautiful place, but people must remember that it is a private house surrounded by private farmland, although there is a footpath at the top of the field behind the house." Fans from all over the world, including Japan, China and the United States, have been trekking up the hill in Gwynedd's Dyfi Valley to see the property. He said: "On the whole people are fine: they walk up and take a photo and go, but I don't want hundreds coming up here." He added that however, "We've had more than one break-in and once a photograph was taken near the fireplace and posted on the web. There have been other incidents too, with one quite amusing one where someone removed a piece of cement stuff from the house but later posted it back to us. We've resorted to painting the house name on a ruddy great boulder which I've concreted into the ground." Three house name signs have also gone missing. The Reverend was not aware of the connection with Led Zeppelin when he first bought the cottage. He was later told "some pop musicians" had stayed there. According to the vicar there is also a misconception about the links between the house and band. Despite stories to the contrary, Robert Plant never owned the cottage, although he does have a property elsewhere in mid Wales, and the band only visited it once. It is said Robert visited the cottage in the 1950's with his family on holiday.

Led Zeppelin - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (1970)

Picture of Cottage

Picture of Robert and Strider

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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is just fantastic... what a beautiful share...