Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Active - 1976 - 2022  |   Born - Aug 20, 1948 in Birmingham, England  |   Genres - Music, Comedy, Musical

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  • Recruited by guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones to join their post-Yardbirds band in 1968; recommended his friend, drummer John Bonham, to round out the lineup, and Led Zeppelin was born.
  • The band made its recording debut in 1969 with a self-titled album that featured future classics "Communication Breakdown" and "Good Times Bad Times."
  • Released his first solo record, 1982's Pictures at Eleven, two years after Zeppelin broke up in the wake of Bonham's death.
  • Reunited with Page in 1994 for the No Quarter live CD and TV special, which were followed by an album of original material, Walking into Clarksdale, four years later.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the other members of Led Zeppelin, in 1995.
  • Was made an Order of the British Empire Commander---for "services to Music"---in 2008.