Aug. 20th, 1948
West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK
Robert Plant's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - It Might Get Loud
1976 - The Song Remains The Same
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Vocals
Himself - Musical Guest
Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal when they split a little acrinmoniously. This led to Rob eventually joining Led Zeppelin after a few blind alleys. The rest is history.
- During a break from the 1975 American tour, Plant and his family were seriously injured in a jeep wreck. This not only caused the remainder of the tour to be cancelled, but it also prevented the band from filming additional footage for their concert film _The Song Remains the Same (1976)_ (qv).
- He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Music.
- Daughter Carmen is married to 'Charlie Jones (III)' (qv), Robert Plant's bass player for solo tours.
- Ranked #37 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
- Played in a band called Hobbstweeble prior to 'Led Zeppelin' (qv), and the 'Honeydrippers' after 'Led Zeppelin' (qv).
- Wife is of East Indian descent and raised in England.
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of 'Led Zeppelin' (qv)) in 1995.
- In the years following 'Led Zeppelin' (qv)'s break up, 'Jimmy Page (I)' (qv) would not allow anyone else to sing "Stairway to Heaven." Page felt that Plant was the only person who could do the song justice.