Robert Plant

Singer-songwriter + Musician

Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. Plant's 2007 album Raising Sand, which he co-wrote with Alison Krauss, won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on August 20, 1948.


1967 18 Years Old Plant's early blues influences included Johnson, Bukka White, Skip James, Jerry Miller, and Sleepy John Estes. Plant had various jobs while pursuing his music career, one of which was working for the major British construction company Wimpey in Birmingham in 1967 laying tarmac on roads. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, guitarist Jimmy Page was in search of a lead singer for his new band and met Plant after being turned down by his first choice, Terry Reid, who referred him to a show at a teacher training college in Birmingham (where Plant was singing in a band named Obs-Tweedle). … Read More


1969 20 Years Old 1 More Event
The band's eponymous debut album hit the charts in 1969 and is widely credited as a catalyst for the heavy metal genre. … Read More
1970 21 Years Old …  Most of the lyrics of the song were written spontaneously by Plant in 1970 at Headley Grange. … Read More
1975 26 Years Old In 1975, Plant and his wife Maureen (now divorced) were seriously injured in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old In July 1977 his son Karac died at age five of a stomach infection while Plant was engaged on Led Zeppelin's concert tour of the United States. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After Led Zeppelin dissolved in December 1980 (following the death of drummer John Bonham), Plant briefly considered abandoning music to pursue a career as a teacher in the Rudolf Steiner education system; going so far as to be accepted for teacher-training. … Read More
1982 - 1983 2 More Events
1986 37 Years Old In 1986 Plant performed at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert with other famous Midlands musicians. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old 1 More Event
The pair again worked together in the studio on the 1988 Page solo effort Outrider, and in the same year Page contributed to Plant's album Now and Zen.


1992 43 Years Old Plant's live collaborations with other legendary musicians continued when he took to the stage with Queen at Wembley Stadium, for 1992's "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert" for AIDS Awareness; where he sang Queen's "Innuendo" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Thank You".
1994 45 Years Old Page and Plant became a full-fledged performing act from 1994 through 1998, releasing the Unledded album in 1994 and following with an enormously successful tour in 1995, including a return to the Glastonbury limelight. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old Page and Plant recorded their only post-Zeppelin album of original material on the 1998 album Walking into Clarksdale, an effort that was unsuccessful commercially, leading Plant to return to his solo career.


1999 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Starting in mid-1999, Plant performed until the end of 2000 at several small venues with his folk-rock band, named Priory of Brion.
2001 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 54 Years Old Both have received some of the most favourable reviews of Plant's solo career and four Grammy nominations, two in 2003 and two in 2006.
2005 56 Years Old As a former member of Led Zeppelin, along with Page and John Paul Jones, Plant received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and the Polar Music Prize in 2006. … Read More
On 23 June 2006, Plant was the headliner (backed by Ian Hunter's band) at the Benefit For Arthur Lee concert at New York's Beacon Theatre, a show which raised money for Lee's medical expenses from his bout with leukaemia. … Read More
A song from this album, "Please Read the Letter", was re-recorded by Plant with Alison Krauss, winning the 2007 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
The song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" from Raising Sand won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2008. … Read More


2009 - 2011 5 More Events
2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
It was first reported that Robert Plant's new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, would be debuting at 2012's WOMAD festival in Wiltshire, England. … Read More
On 23 June 2014, Robert Plant announced the 8 September 2014 release of Lullaby and... … Read More
2015 66 Years Old 1 More Event
To celebrate Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday 18 April), Plant released a special 10-inch live EP titled More Roar, which collects three performances from his recent world tour to support his last solo album. … Read More
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