ROBERT PLANT Biography - Other artists & entretainers


Biography » other artists entretainers » robert plant


Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948) is a rock singer. He was one of the members of one of the most popular and diversive bands in music history, Led Zeppelin. He was known for his powerful style with a wide vocal range that embodied folk/blues passion at it’s finest. Following the band’s breakup after the death of their drummer John Bonham, Plant pursued a successful solo career.


Plant started his career singing in a variety of bands including the “Band of Joy.” His early efforts met with no commercial success, but word quickly spread about the young guy with the powerful voice. Guitarist Jimmy Page was in search of a lead singer for his new band and met Plant after talking with a drummer who referred him to a show where Plant was singing. Plant and Page immediately hit it off with a shared musical passion and after Plant joined the band, they began their powerful writing collaboration with reworks of earlier blues songs.


A well-read individual, Plant was influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, which inspired some lyrics on early Zeppelin albums. The passion for diverse musical experiences drove Plant and Page to explore the African continent, specifically Morocco which they both revisited during their reunion album No Quarter in 1994. From blues, to folk, to African tribal music, Plant enjoyed diverse influences.


The band’s greatest success came with “Stairway to Heaven", an epic fantasy piece that draws influence from folk, blues, Celtic traditional music and hard rock among other genres. While never released as a single, the song has topped charts as the greatest song of all time on various polls around the world. Even though most of the lyrics of the song were written on the spot and have been spread through bootlegs, various groups have claimed that the song contained satanic messages that can be heard when it is played backwards.