Robert Plant


Miami Vice Performer
August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, England
Maureen Wilson (1968-1983, divorced), three children

Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, England) is an English rock singer and former lead vocalist of Led Zeppelin, whose songs "Little by Little" (in "Junk Love"), "Walking Towards Paradise" (in "Fruit of the Poison Tree"), and "Ship of Fools" (in "Freefall") appeared in the show Miami Vice.


Plant began his career in 1966 as part of the Band of Joy (with drummer John Bonham) when he met guitarist Jimmy Page, who needed a lead vocalist for his new band. Plant and Bonham joined Page, later including bassist John Paul Jones and they formed The New Yardbirds, later called Led Zeppelin. The group's self-titled debut album is credited for launching the "heavy-metal" genre of music, though the band says it wasn't due to their music mainly being acoustic. The band was extremely successful in the 1970s, releasing seven albums (Led Zeppelin IV was their most successful, selling over 23 million copies and the track "Stairway To Heaven" is consistently quoted as the most requested and played song on Album Oriented Radio (AOR)), produced a tour movie The Song Remains The Same, and selling out arenas all over the world. In 1980 Bonham's death ended the original Led Zeppelin, and Plant to launch his solo career with 1982's Pictures at Eleven, followed by 1983's The Principle of Moments (featuring "Big Log" and "In The Mood", 1985's Shaken 'n Stirred (featuring "Little by Little"), and 1988's Now and Zen (featuring "Walking Towards Paradise" and "Ship of Fools"). Plant also was part of a group The Honeydrippers who had a Top 10 remake of the 1950s classic "Sea of Love". He later rejoined Jimmy Page as he duo Page and Plant, then formed Strange Sensation in 2001 and received four Grammy nominations, then won the Grammy in 2009 with his duet with bluegrass legend Allison Krauss. In 2010 Plant reformed the Band of Joy, recorded a self-titled album, and toured both Europe and the US in 2010-11. In 2012 Plant formed a new group, Sensational Space Shifters, which includes Plant, blues guitarist Justin Adams, and former members of his Strange Sensation group. The Sensational Space Shifters backed Plant on his most recent solo studio albums, 2014's Lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar and 2017's Carry Fire.

Personal life

Plant married Maureen Wilson from 1968 until their divorce in 1983, they had three children; Carmen Jane (born 1968), Karac Pendragon (1972-77, died of a virus), and Logan Romero (born 1979). Plant was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, who sang on his Band of Joy album, from 2012-2014.

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