Robert Plant, singer
Led Zeppelin
birth name: Robert Anthony Plant

Robert Plant

August 20, 1948, Birmingham, England

Plant's name came to the attention of Jimmy Page of the Yardbirds; Page was trying to start a new band and needed a charismatic lead singer. Page and some friends travelled to Birmingham to hear Plant perform at an obscure teachers' college. Plant amazed them with his keening soprano, so out of context with his tall, rugged physique. “It unnerved me just to listen,” [Rolling Stone contributor] Davis quoted Page as saying. “It still does, like a primeval wail.” ~ Musicianguide: Robert Plant ~ retrieved August 18, 2013 © Musicianguide

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For a star of his magnitude, once the singer in the biggest band on the planet, frontman of the only group to seriously challenge the Rolling Stones' perennial claim on being the raunchiest of rockers, Robert Plant has managed to retain an admirably down-to-earth attitude to life. Matey and approachable in circumstances to which most stars react with bristling petulance, Plant seems to have mellowed well with age - as too has his music, which, over the years, has developed a burnished grain and texture comparable to that of the folk and blues heroes who originally inspired him to pick up what he calls “the great flaming torch of rock 'n' roll” and run with it. ~ The Independent: Robert Plant, “I Feel So Far Away From Rock & Roll” ~ August 27, 2010 © The Independent

Robert Plant ~ Named Hit Parader's #1 Heavy Metal's All Time Top 100 Vocalists in 2006.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss ~ Raising Sand (2008) ~ Awarded a Grammy Award for Album Of The Year.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin had mystique. They rarely gave interviews, since the music press detested the band. Consequently, the only connection the audience had with the band was through the records and the concerts. More than any other band, Led Zeppelin established the concept of album-oriented rock, refusing to release popular songs from their albums as singles. In doing so, they established the dominant format for heavy metal, as well as the genre's actual sound. ~ Allmusic: Led Zeppelin ~ retrieved January 7, 2014 © Allmusic

Led Zeppelin ~ Ranked #1 VH-1 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

In 2012 two Led Zeppelin albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #376 Led Zeppelin IV (1971) ~ #225 Led Zeppelin I (1969)

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