It’s sort of a feeling of power onstage. It’s really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don’t really think it’s power… it’s the goodness.
My vocal style I haven’t tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
Whole Lotta Love – live 1970:
|Birth name||Robert Anthony Plant|
|Born||20 August 1948 (age 64)
West Bromwich, (then Staffordshire, now West Midlands), England
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock, world music, country rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar,bass guitar|
|Labels||Atlantic, Swan Song, Es Paranza,Sanctuary, Mercury, Universal, Rounder|
|Associated acts||Band of Joy, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, Page and Plant, Strange Sensation, Alison Krauss, The New Yardbirds|
Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer and songwriter best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. In 2007, Plant released Raising Sand, an album produced by T-Bone Burnett with American bluegrass soprano Alison Krauss, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Plant is regarded as one of the most significant singers in the history of rock music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose. In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2011, a Rolling Stone readers’ pick placed Plant in first place of the magazine’s “Best Lead Singers of All Time”.
- In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant No. 1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All-Time, a list which included Rob Halford (2), Steven Tyler (3), Freddie Mercury (6), Geddy Lee (13), and Paul Stanley (18), all of whom were influenced by Plant.
- In 2008, Rolling Stone named Plant as number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time.
- In 2009, he was voted the “greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock.
- Plant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for his “services to popular music”.
- He was included in the Q magazine’s 2009 list of “Artists Of The Century” and was ranked at number 8 in their list of “100 Greatest Singers” in 2007.
- In 2009, Plant also won the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the Q Awards.
- He was placed at no. 3 on SPIN’s list of “The 50 Greatest Rock Frontmen of All Time”.
- On 20 September 2010 National Public Radio (NPR) named Plant as one of the “50 Great Voices” in the world.
Black Dog – Live:
No Zeppelin on Spotify.
Album of the day – Raising Sand (Plant/Krauss):
- John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awardsand has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.–
- Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, actor, and voice actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others.–
- “Angie” is a song by rock band The Rolling Stones, featured on their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.
B-side “Silver Train” Released 20 August 1973 Format 7″ Recorded November–December 1972 Genre Rock Length 4:33 Label Rolling Stones Writer(s) Jagger/Richards Producer Jimmy Miller
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and recorded in November and December 1972, “Angie” is an acoustic guitar driven ballad which tells of the end of a romance. Rolling Stones-recording regular Nicky Hopkins plays the song’s distinctive piano accompaniment. The strings on the piece (as well as “Winter”) were arranged by Nicky Harrison. One unusual feature of the original recording is that singer Mick Jagger’s vocal guide track (made before the final vocals were performed) is faintly audible throughout the song (an effect sometimes called a “ghost vocal”).
- Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.
- James Travis “Jim” Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). Known as Gentleman Jim, his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died at age 40 in the crash of a private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.