13 Famous Historical Figures Who May Have Sold Their Soul to The Devil
The rock & roll genre has long been rumored to be under demonic influence. As such, it’s no shock that one of the most successful rock bands in history has been rumored to make deals with the Devil. Guitarist Jimmy Page, known as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, stated, “My interest in the occult started when I was fifteen. I do not worship the Devil, but Magick does intrigue me. Magick of all kinds. I read Magick in Theory and Practice when I was about 11 years old, but it wasn’t for some years that I understood what it was all about.”
Page even had occultist Aleister Crowley’s words, “Do what thou wilt,” inscribed into the grooves of the original III vinyl, and later went on to purchase Crowely’s old house.
Though Page denies any demonic involvement of his own, he seems to believe that Zeppelin front man Robert Plant was visited by a possibly Satanic power when he created their beloved track “Stairway to Heaven.” In an interview, Page said:
“Robert was sitting in the corner, or rather leaning against the wall, and as I was routining the rest of the band with this idea and this piece, he was just writing. And all of a sudden he got up and started singing, along with another run-through, and he must have had 80% of the words there.”
Perhaps the fact that Plant didn’t actually write the words to “Stairway” explain why fans have discovered Satanic messages when playing the IV album backwards. For example, “Oh, here’s to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path made me sad, whose power is Satan. He’ll give those with him 666. And all those fools who made us suffer, Sad Satan.”