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)
On Feb. 29, 1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, 'Now and Zen,' and in the process finally admitted to himself and the world that it was pretty cool to have been the singer of Led Zeppelin.
To celebrate the 39th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's double-album masterpiece 'Physical Graffiti,' we are pleased to present an exclusive excerpt from 'Robert Plant: A Life,' a biography by author Paul Rees that reveals some fascinating insights about the group's singer while tracing his life from childhood to present day.
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.
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.
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