Robert Plant
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Robert Plant Biography (BBC)

Robert Plant was the lead singer and lyricist of Led Zeppelin - one of the most successful and influential rock groups in history - and he’s enjoyed a fruitful and innovative career since the group disbanded in 1980, beginning in 1982 with his debut solo album, Pictures at Eleven, and reaching a high-point in 2007 when he collaborated with bluegrass singer-songwriter, Alison Krauss. Their album together, 2007’s Raising Sand, was a platinum-seller, won Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. They also performed songs from the album on Later… with Jools Holland in 2008.

Plant was born in the Black Country in 1948, became fascinated with American blues music as a teenager and sang with a number of groups in the late 60s, including Band of Joy, which included drummer John Bonham. When Plant was asked by guitarist Jimmy Page to join Led Zeppelin - initially called The New Yardbirds - he recommended bringing in Bonham. He was shattered by the death of Bonham in 1980, and considered quitting music, but was encouraged to pursue a solo career by Phil Collins, among others, who played drums on six of the eight songs on his second album, 1983's The Principle of Moments.

The album produced a hit, Big Log, then Plant opted for new, synth-led direction with his third album, Shaken 'N Stirred. Between 1988 and 1993, Plant co-wrote three albums with keyboardist Phil Johnstone that were sonically closer to Plant’s work with Led Zeppelin and featured occasional contributions from Jimmy Page. In 1993, Plant played a main stage set at Glastonbury, featuring songs from the Led Zeppelin catalogue.

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page first worked together again in 1984 as part of a supergroup with Jeff Beck, The Honeydrippers. Between 1994 and 1998, they collaborated again, releasing a live album of acoustic songs and reworkings of Led Zeppelin tracks, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, which they followed with a hugely successful tour and a performance at Glastonbury. A second Page and Page album, Walking into Clarksdale, was released in 1998.

Plant's groups since have included Strange Sensation (2001 to 2007) and Sensational Space Shifters (2012 onwards), who performed on Later… in 2014.

Robert Plant Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporaries, The Who singer Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors. With his mane of long blond hair and powerful, bare-chested appearance, Plant helped to create the "god of rock and roll" or "rock god" archetype.

Although Led Zeppelin split in 1980, Plant occasionally collaborated with Jimmy Page on various projects through this period, including forming a short-lived all-star group with Page and Jeff Beck in 1984, called the Honeydrippers. They released an album called The Honeydrippers: Volume One, and the band had a No. 3 hit with a remake of the Phil Phillips' tune "Sea of Love", plus a follow-up hit with a cover of Roy Brown's "Rockin' at Midnight".

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Stick With Me Baby
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Stick With Me Baby
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Big Log
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Big Log
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Bones Of Saints (6 Music Live at Maida Vale 2017)
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Bones Of Saints (6 Music Live at Maida Vale 2017)
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Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
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Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
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Your Long Journey
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Your Long Journey
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Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson
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Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson
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Central Two-O-Nine
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Central Two-O-Nine
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Gone Gone Gone
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Gone Gone Gone
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Big Log - Robert Plant
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Big Log - Robert Plant
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Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
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Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
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29 Palms
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29 Palms
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Please Read The Letter
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Please Read The Letter
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I'm Falling in Love Again
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I'm Falling in Love Again
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29 Palms (Radio Edit)
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29 Palms (Radio Edit)
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Rainbow
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Rainbow
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I Believe
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I Believe
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29 Palms
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29 Palms
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Shine It All Around
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Shine It All Around
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Nobody's Fault But Mine
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Nobody's Fault But Mine
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Whole Lotta Love (Glastonbury 2014)
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Whole Lotta Love (Glastonbury 2014)
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Ship Of Fools (Glastonbury, 1993)
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Ship Of Fools (Glastonbury, 1993)
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Tie Die In The Highway - Glastonbury 1993
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Tie Die In The Highway - Glastonbury 1993
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29 Palms (Glastonbury, 1993)
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29 Palms (Glastonbury, 1993)
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Calling To You (Glastonbury, 1993)
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Calling To You (Glastonbury, 1993)
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Glastonbury: 2014
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Glastonbury: 2014

Glastonbury: 2014

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1993
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1993

Glastonbury: 1993

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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