Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporaries, The singer Roger DaltreyMick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors.
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Plant had various jobs while pursuing his music career, one of which was working for the major British construction company Wimpey
Alison krauss robert plant dating Birmingham in laying tarmac on roads. He also worked at Woolworth's in Halesowen town for a short period of time. He cut three obscure singles on CBS Records  and sang with a variety of bands, including the Crawling King Snakes, which brought him into contact with drummer John Bonham. They both went on to play in the Band of Joymerging blues with newer psychedelic trends.
Inguitarist Jimmy Page was in search of a lead singer for his new band and met Plant after being turned down by his first choice, Alison krauss robert plant dating Reidwho referred him to a show at a teacher training college in Birmingham where Plant was singing in a band named Obs-Tweedle.
I was appearing at this college when Peter and Jimmy turned up and asked me if I'd like to join the Yardbirds. When I auditioned him and heard him sing, I immediately thought there must be something wrong with him personality-wise or that he had to be impossible to work with, because I just could not understand why, after he told me he'd been singing for a few years already, he hadn't become a big name yet.
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Plant received no songwriting credits on the band's first album, allegedly because he was still under contract to CBS Records at the Initially dubbed the "New Yardbirds" inthe band soon came to be known as Led Zeppelin.
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The two got to know each other on a more personal level through writing the songs on this album, forming a close connection. This was surprising to the band, but many critics argued that the songs on the album were too soft, too aggressive, or for "druggies". This album included one of the band's best known songs and greatest hit, "Stairway to Heaven". Led Zeppelin belonged to Atlantic Records Alison krauss robert plant dating contributed to one-fourth of the profits for that record company.
InPlant and his wife Maureen now divorced Alison krauss robert plant dating seriously injured in a car crash in RhodesGreece. It was a devastating loss for the family. Plant retreated to his home in the Midlands and for months afterwards he
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Alison krauss robert plant dating hadn't written before, and it took a lot of ribbing to get him into writing, which was funny. And then, on the second LP, he wrote the words of Thank You. He said, "I'd like to have a crack at this and write it for my wife. Plant's lyrics with Led Zeppelin were often mystical, philosophical and spiritual, Alison krauss robert plant dating to events in classical and Norse mythologysuch as " Immigrant Song ", which refers to Valhalla and Viking conquests.
Another example is " The Rain Song ". Alison krauss robert plant dating was also influenced by J. Tolkien  whose book series inspired lyrics in some early Led Zeppelin songs. Welsh mythology also forms a basis of Plant's interest in mystical lyrics.
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Critic Steve Turner suggests that Plant's early and continued experiences in Wales served Alison krauss robert plant dating foundation for his broader interest in the mythologies he revisits in his lyrics including those myth systems of Tolkien and the Norse. Page's passion for diverse musical experiences influenced Plant to explore Africa, specifically Marrakesh in Morocco where he encountered Umm Kulthum.
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Both he and Jimmy Page revisited these influences during their reunion album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded in Arguably one of Plant's most significant achievements with Led Zeppelin was his contribution to the track " Stairway to Heaven ", an epic rock ballad featured on Led Zeppelin IV that drew influence from folkbluesCeltic traditional music and hard rock among other genres. While never released as a single, the song has topped polls as the greatest song of all time.
Plant is also recognised for his Alison krauss robert plant dating improvisation in Led Zeppelin's live performancesoften singing verses previously unheard on studio recordings. One of the most famous Led Zeppelin musical devices involves Plant's vocal mimicking of bandmate Jimmy Page's guitar effects. He is also known for his light-hearted, humorous and unusual on-stage banter. Plant often discusses the origin and background of the songs during his shows, and sometimes provides social comment as well.
On stage, Plant was particularly active in live performances, dancing, jumping, skipping, snapping his fingers, clapping, making emphatic gestures to emphasise a lyric or cymbal crash, throwing back his head, or placing his hands on his hips.
As the s progressed he, along with the other members of Led Zeppelin, became increasingly flamboyant on-stage, and wore more elaborate, colourful clothing and jewellery. According to Classic Rock magazine, "once he had a couple of US tours under his belt, 'Percy' Plant swiftly Alison krauss robert plant dating a staggering degree of bravado and swagger that irrefutably enhanced Led Zeppelin's rapidly burgeoning appeal.
I can't take my whole persona as a singer back then very seriously. It's not some great work of beauty and love to be a rock-and-roll singer.
Readers of the magazine had to decide who had the best chest in rock and Plant was the winner. When they contacted him about it, he replied: After Led Zeppelin disbanded in December following the death of drummer John BonhamPlant briefly considered abandoning music to pursue a career as a teacher in the Rudolf Steiner education systemgoing so far as to be accepted for teacher-training.
He nevertheless embarked on a successful solo career, helped by encouragement from Genesis drummer Phil Collinswho would go on to play with him.
Whilst Plant avoided performing Led Zeppelin songs through much of this period although he would occasionally improvise his unique Zeppelin screams into his sethis tours in with Phil Collins on drums and in were very successful, often performing to sold-out arena-sized venues. Songs from this third album, plus a smattering of Led Zeppelin classics, made up the set-list for Plant's acclaimed sunset performance on the Main Stage at Glastonbury Festival, in The pair again worked together in the studio on the Page solo effort Outriderand in the same year Page contributed to Plant's album Now
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Also, on 15 May Plant appeared with Page as a member of Led Zeppelin, at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert where he also performed in his own right as a solo artist.
Page and Plant became a full-fledged performing act from throughreleasing the No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded album in and following with an successful tour inincluding a return to the Glastonbury limelight. Alison krauss robert plant dating years of speculation from their fans and occasional sniping between the two former members ended when they
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Page and Plant recorded their only post-Zeppelin album of original material on the album Walking into Clarksdalean effort that was unsuccessful commercially, leading Plant to return Alison krauss robert plant dating his solo career. A song from this album, " Alison krauss robert plant dating Read the Letter ", was Alison krauss robert plant dating by Plant with Alison Kraussand was featured on their album won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Starting in mid, Plant performed until the end of at several small venues with his folk-rock band, named Priory of Brion. InPlant contributed to the tribute album for Moby Grape co-founder Skip Spencewho was terminally ill.
The album, More Oar: Plant had been an admirer of Spence and Moby Grape since the release of Moby Grape's eponymous debut album. Inwith his then newly formed band Strange SensationPlant released a widely acclaimed collection of mostly blues and folk remakes, Dreamland.
Contrasting with this lush collection of often relatively obscure remakes, the second album with Strange Sensation, Mighty ReArrangercontains new, original songs. Both have received some of the most favourable reviews of Plant's solo career
Alison krauss robert plant dating four Grammy nominations, two in and two in His sets typically included recent, but not only, solo material and plenty of Led Zeppelin favourites, often with new and expanded arrangements.
A DVD titled Soundstage: Robert Plant and Strange Sensationfeaturing his Soundstage performance filmed at the Soundstage studios in Chicago on 16 Septemberwas released in October At the show, Plant told the audience of his great admiration for Arthur Lee dating back to the mid-'60s.
Lee died of his illness six weeks after the concert. An expansive Alison krauss robert plant dating set of his solo work, Nine Alison krauss robert plant dating released in Novemberwhich expanded all of his albums with various b-sides, demos, and live cuts. It was by a DVD.