Robert Plant , born August 20, 1948 in West Bromwich (UK), is a British singer and harmonica player, singer of the rock band Led Zeppelin since its formation in 1968 until its dissolution in 1980 .
Author of most of the lyrics, he shares the authorship of the vast majority of songs from the original repertoire with guitarist Jimmy Page. Subsequently, his musical career was accomplished solo, with Jimmy Page in the 1990s, and through various collaborations.
Robert Anthony Plant was born in West Bromwich, England, his father Robert C. Plant is a civil engineer for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, his mother Annie Celia Plant (born Cain) is a Rom. He grew up in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and developed a keen interest in music and singing at a very young age. Like many British teenagers of the 1960s, he is influenced by the blues of musicians such as Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters. But his tastes are also fueled by the all-new stars of American rock 'n' roll, such as Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent.
During the 1960s, he played with a number of very blues bands (The Crawling King Snakes, Listen, Slip) and recorded with them three songs that have little impact, I've Got a Secret, Laughing , Crying, Laughing and You'd Better Run. He is also singer of a band from Birmingham, Hobbstweedle with Bill Bonham, the cousin of John Bonham, then Band of Joy with which also played John Bonham, future drummer Led Zeppelin.