I never thought it had much relevance, until I realized that all of my memories of my father’s father were jubilant. Three Roberts, we were.” Now Robert is content to let others take the spotlight, which is why Patty Griffin was drafted to provide harmonies alongside Buddy Miller.
He was very funny, and he was the founder member of a famous Black Country brass band. If Robert himself had doubts that he wanted to merge more firmly into Americana, at least for now, those doubts were apparently allayed after he attended a recent blues rock concert by Them Crooked Vultures, headed by his former Led Zeppelin band mate John Paul Jones.
“She loves to sit around in the parlor singing those old songs with whichever family’s coming into town,” Robert tells the U. publication ‘The Independent‘ of Alison, “in the same way that my grandfather used to do in the Black Country: they’d sit around with fiddles and sing.
Robert Anthony Plant was born on 20 August 1948, in the Black Country town of West Bromwich, Staffordshire to Robert C.
Plant, a qualified civil engineer who worked in the Royal Air Force during World War II, When I was a kid I used to hide behind the curtains at home at Christmas and I used to try and be Elvis.
“It’s just about getting down into the earth of music.
I spent three, four, five years never playing a Zeppelin song, from 1981 onwards, because I didn’t just want to lean on Zeppelin.