If “all” Robert Plant ever did was to serve as the lead singer for Led Zeppelin, his place among the greats in rock history would be assured. However, any notions that Plant was merely a pretty-boy frontman following guitarist Jimmy Page’s directions during that group’s legendary time together — which a simple look at their songwriting credits prove are rubbish — have been long dashed by his long, successful and remarkably restless solo career. From 1982′s ‘PIctures at Eleven’ through 2010′s ‘Band of Joy,’ he has consistently explored new styles of music, refusing to repeat any of his numerous critical and commercial successes. In the process, Plant has become the textbook example of how to grow old gracefully — and stay young of spirit — in rock and roll.
Birthdate: Aug. 20, 1948
Selected Discography: 'The Principle of Moments' (1983), 'Now and Zen' (1988), 'Band of Joy' (2010)
One would think that, by now, Robert Plant has fulfilled all of his childhood dreams. However, he will make another one come true next year when he takes the field for Wolverhampton Wanderers, the soccer team he has supported since he was a boy.
As part of his ongoing musical adventures, Robert Plant traveled to Mali in 2003 to perform at the Festival in the Desert. His time there was filmed for a documentary called 'Zirka.' You can watch the first episode in the eight-part web series above.
On Saturday, November 9, 1968 Led Zeppelin made their 'official' debut on a London stage. The band had only been up and running for a couple of months, playing a smattering of gigs throughout Denmark and Sweden before finally hitting the U.K.
Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are two of the stars who will perform at a tribute concert for Bert Jansch, guitarist for the influential British folk-rock band Pentangle who died in 2011. The show will take place at London's Royal Festival Hall on Dec. 3.
Bob Seger and Robert Plant are two of the 23 artists who make up the playlist of the classic rock station found in the 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game. And there's probably a lot of people listening to those songs right now, since the game earned over $800 million in sales on its Sept. 17 release day, the most successful first-day figure in history.
The best Robert Plant songs feature a blend of youthful exploration and aged wisdom that make it easy to see how naturally he pulled off the very impressive feat of escaping his former band Led Zeppelin's shadow. On the occasion of his birthday (Aug. 20, 1948), we attempt to honor the si
In recent years, Robert Plant has shown more of an interest in exploring the roots and sounds of traditional music. But that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the 21st century, and he's proving it with a newly beefed-up online presence.
On Aug. 4, 1975, Robert Plant and his family were vacationing in Rhodes, Greece, when the car he was driving spun off the road and crashed. It was the first in a string of bad luck for the Led Zeppelin singer.
Getting trapped in one's own past glories is a pitfall for many classic-rock stars, but Robert Plant has managed to avoid it. As he explained during a recent interview, he's done it by always following his muse.
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