Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2008, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Wide Open Country Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 2007, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Wide Open Country Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1998, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Carmen — Daughter
  • Karac — Son
  • Maureen Wilson — Ex-wife
  • Logan Romero — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert Anthony Plant
  • Birth Place: Birmingham, England
  • Birthday: August 20, 1948, Leo
  • Profession: Singer

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