Robert Anthony Plant, CBE is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Best known as the lead vocalist
and lyricist of Led Zeppelin
also had a successful solo career spanning more than 40 years.
Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll, and has influenced
contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.
In 2011, readers of Rolling Stone placed Plant in first place of the magazine's list of the best lead singers of all time.
Robert Anthony Plant
August 20th, 1948 (age
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock, country rock
Vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Band of Joy
Page and Plant
Robert Plant Quotes
How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
I am a reflection of what I sing. Sometimes I have to get serious because the things I've been through are serious.
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn't want to go on!
I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.
I'm not a flowerchild or anything like that... whatever it was.
It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness.
My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
People say that I'm a millionaire, but that's not true - I only spend millions.
You can't give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside - so be it. But at least you know you've tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it.
You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
Robert Plant Awards
Grammy Award for Album of the Year: Raising Sand - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Grammy Award for Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Raising Sand - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Rounder)
Grammy Award for Country Collaboration with Vocals: Killing the Blues - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss,
Grammy Award for Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Rich Woman - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Grammy Award for Record of the Year: Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)"
Grammy Award for Hard Rock: Most High, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant