Across five decades and thousands of shows in dozens of countries, Robert Plant has earned a rightful reputation for one of the most entertaining and enigmatic road warriors in rock and roll history. From his earliest years performing in the small pubs around the English Midlands to taking on the biggest stages in the world with Led Zeppelin and with a multitude of backing bands and collaborators in the years that followed, he’s consistently packed in the crowds and delivered the goods to millions of fans the world over. Here’s a look back at the 10 most historically important gigs of the Golden God’s storied career.

Be sure to check out Plant performing at Mountain Jam this summer with his newest band, the Sensational Space Shifters. He'll be headlining Friday night June 5, highlighting a lineup that also features the Black Keys, Gov't Mule and many others.

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