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Robert Plant

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
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Profession: Rock Vocalist


Biography: Lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range (particularly using his trademark high-pitched vocals), he is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll.

Born: August 20, 1948
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1968-11-09 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Historical Events

  • 1971-03-05 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones
  • 1975-08-04 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is seriously hurt in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece
  • 1992-04-20 All-star benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Queen, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Zucchero, Paul Young, Seal, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose, and Liza Minnelli
  • 1993-06-25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies
  • 2007-10-23 Rounder Records releases "Raising Sand", a collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant; tops the chart in Norway, peaks at #2 in US, UK, and Sweden
  • 2009-02-08 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter", both by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win
  • 2014-06-25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran
  • 2021-11-19 Rounder Records releases "Raise The Roof", the 2nd collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant
  • 2022-06-24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, and Kendrick Lamar headline; other performers include Crowded House, Robert Plant and Alison Krause, Noel Gallagher, Dianna Ross, Herbie Hancock, Billy Bragg, Lorde, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, and Hothouse Flowers

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