ROBERT PLANT – ” Rocks Great Frontman “

Posted: April 16, 2015 in MUSIC
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Robert Plant first came to the public eye in the late ’60s as a member of one of the biggest bands ever, Led Zeppelin. But long before the spotlight was on him, he was a member of The Crawling King Snakes which would prove to be pivotal as it put him in touch with John Bonham. Plant, like most aspiring musicians from England, was influenced by blues artists from America. In 1968 Jimmy Page was searching for a lead singer for the Yardbirds and after meeting Plant, he offered the gig to him on the spot. Collaborations between Page and Plant gave us some of the most memorable moments in rock history. With John Bonham on drums and session player John Paul Jones on bass, the band conquered the world with a mix of blues, folk and straight-ahead rock. Throughout the ’70s, the band released some of the most prominent records of all time. As a live act, they would often jam out songs 10 to 15 minutes beyond the originals as Plant would riff off Page and vice-versa. Robert Plant, like Roger Daltrey, had a golden mane, devastating good looks and incredible stage presence. Often performing in shirts that would show off his chest and arms, he became a rock god, and the band’s hotel stays while touring are legendary. In 1980, Bonham died after a night of hard partying, leaving the rest of the members no choice but to retire. Despite retirement, Plant has had an amazing solo career releasing ten studio albums. In 1984, he joined Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck in the super group the Honeydrippers who found success with such singles as “Sea of Love” and “Rockin’ at Midnight.” Plant would reunite with Page again on the 1994 project Unleaded which sparked a tour. Seemingly joined at the hip, the duo would release another album. No Quarter featured reworked versions of Zeppelin classics. To date, Jimmy, Jones and Plant received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1995 Led Zeppelin was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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