Origin: Staffordshire, England
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Robert Plant was a founding member (in 1968) and singer for Led Zeppelin, a generation’s entertainment icon. Their heavy, guitar-driven sound led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.
After the breakup of Led Zeppelin in 1980 (following the death of John Bonham), Robert Plant pursued a successful solo career comprising eleven studio albums, two compilation albums, three video albums, four collaborative albums and 42 singles.
To show anyone how strong Plant’s post Zeppelin career has been, consider this. In 2007, Plant collaborated with bluegrass and country music artist Alison Krauss. They released the critically accepted Raising Sand on 23 October 23, 2007, via Krauss’ record label, Rounder Records.
The album proved to be a success, debuting at #2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. It was an international success as well, being certified Platinum in many countries. In 2008, the album’s first single, “Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)”, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 50th Grammy Awards.
The next year, at the 51st Grammy Awards, the album won all five categories in which it was nominated – Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Folk Album, Record of the Year (for “Please Read the Letter”), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (for “Rich Woman”) and the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (for “Killing the Blues”).
K-ZAP 93.3 FM is spinning a new track, “The May Queen” from Plant’s forthcoming album, Carry Fire. The record is scheduled to drop October 13th. Hear the song, “Bones of Saints.” on our station stream, K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/
Artist website: RobertPlant.com
Pictures at Eleven (1982)
The Principle of Moments (1983)
Shaken ‘n Stirred (1985)
Now and Zen (1988)
Manic Nirvana (1990)
Fate of Nations (1993)
Mighty Rearranger (2005)
Band of Joy (2010)
Lullaby and..the Ceaseless Roar (2014)
Carry Fire (2017)