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Robert Plant

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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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CHILDHOOD

1948 Birth Born on August 20, 1948.

TEENAGE

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 Hobstweedle. … Read More

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

1980 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After Led Zeppelin dissolved in December 1980 (following the death of 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 33 Years Old Plant's solo career began with Pictures at Eleven in 1982, followed by 1983's The Principle of Moments. … Read More
1983 34 Years Old Although Plant avoided performing Led Zeppelin songs through much of this period (he occasionally would improvise his unique Zeppelin screams into his set), his tours in 1983 (with Phil Collins on drums) and 1985 were very successful, often performing to sold-out arena-sized venues. … 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.

FORTIES

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. … 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.

FIFTIES

1999 - 2005 6 More Events
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
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Plant contributed two tracks to the Fats Domino tribute album Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, "It Keeps Rainin'" with the Lil' Band o' Gold and "Valley of Tears" with the Soweto Gospel Choir.
The song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" from Raising Sand won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2008. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

A song from this album, "Please Read the Letter", was re-recorded by Plant with Alison Krauss, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
2010 61 Years Old In July 2010, Robert Plant embarked on a twelve-date summer tour in the United States with a new group called Band of Joy (reprising the name of his very first band in the 1960s). … Read More
2011 62 Years Old 1 More Event
The album was nominated for Best Americana Album in the 2011 Grammy Awards, and Plant's performance of "Silver Rider" on the album (a cover from the Low album The Great Destroyer) was nominated for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. … Read More
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
2013 64 Years Old On 31 August 2013, Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters played at the Irish music festival Electric Picnic alongside Johnny Marr and Fatboy Slim.
On 23 June 2014, Robert Plant has announced the upcoming release on 8 September 2014 of Lullaby and... … Read More
2015 66 Years Old 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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