Robert Plant: A Life by Paul ReesThe definitive biography of the larger-than-life Led Zeppelin singer-the man who defined the very notion of what it means to be a rock god
With a voice recognized around the world, Robert Plant is a living legend-frontman of one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. The sheer scale of Zeppelins success is extraordinary. In the U.S. alone they have sold 70 million records-a figure surpassed only by the Beatles-while Stairway to Heaven, the bands most recognizable song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track and is frequently referred to as one of the greatest rock n roll songs ever.
But Plants legacy stretches far beyond Led Zeppelin and with Robert Plant: A Life, Paul Rees, former Editor of Q and Kerrang! magazines, whose professional relationship with Plant spans decades, brings the whole picture into focus for the first time. From the forces that shaped him as a boy in Englands Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 62, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career, Rees paints a rich, complicated portrait of a man who changed the face of rock n roll at just 19 years old.
Told with tenacity, emotion and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic frontman, this is the definitive story of a musical icon.
Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin, Alison Krauss and his endless wanderlust
Sign in. The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal when they split a little acrinmoniously. This led to Rob eventually joining Led Zeppelin after a few blind alleys. The rest is history. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More.
Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to contemporaries such as Roger Daltrey of the Who , Freddie Mercury of Queen , Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors. Although Led Zeppelin dissolved in , 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 , called the Honeydrippers. A powerful and wide vocal range particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years. In , Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the best singers of all time. Plant gained an interest in singing and rock and roll music at an early age; in an interview with Andrew Denton on the Denton talk show in , Plant stated his desire, as a ten-year-old, to be like Elvis :.
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ROBERT Plant is one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, and he's been thrilling music fans with his haunting vocals for close to 50 years. As the frontman of Led Zeppelin, the British singer commanded idolatry with his thrilling performances. Here's what we know about him Robert Plant is a singer-songwriter and musician best-known for being the lead singer of Led Zeppelin. After kicking off his career in , his influence on rock saw him voted the greatest of all lead singers by Rolling Stone readers in Blessed with an incredible vocal range and a mane of curly hair, Robert was born in West Bromwich on August 20, , making him 69 years old. His father was a civil engineer who worked in the Royal Air Force during World War II and his mother was from a Rominachal family, which inspired Robert's interest in Welsh culture and history.