Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy 65th b'day Robert Plant!

photo credit: Neal Preston

A very happy birthday to Robert Plant, who turned 65 today.  The legendary Led Zeppelin frontman may have reached the traditional age of retirement, but he doesn’t seem to be planning to stop sharing his golden voice with the world anytime soon. 

While Plant hasn’t performed live with his surviving Led Zeppelin band mates since their memorable London reunion concert in December 2007, he’s thrown himself into a number of other projects, including a Grammy-winning collaboration with bluegrass star Alison Krauss.  Currently, Robert has been busy touring with his latest group, the Sensational Space Shifters, and also has been preparing a new solo studio album.

Of course, Plant first and foremost will always be known for his contributions to Led Zeppelin, the band that helped define hard rock and heavy metal.  His banshee wail and seductive stage moves have inspired and influenced countless other singers, while his band’s music continues to serve as the soundtrack rock fans lives all over the planet.

Plant currently has two upcoming concerts with the Sensational Space Shifters on his itinerary — an August 29 show in Bristol, U.K., and a September 31 appearance at the 2013 Electric Picnic festival Laois, Ireland.

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