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Robert Plant

As front man with Led Zeppelin - one of Britain's most iconic bands who are still regarded as the godfathers of much modern rock - Robert Plant might have been expected to live off his past achievements once Zep bit the dust following John Bonham's death in 1980. Yet, while he quickly cemented his reputation as one of the world's most impassioned and committed rock singers and occasionally subsequently worked with Zep guitar god Jimmy Page, Plant showed a laudable appetite for experimenting with and mastering other styles; he embraced world music influences and in 2007 released one of the most acclaimed and unexpected albums of the decade - the country-flavoured Raising Sand - with American bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Plant's solo career began with the Pictures Of Eleven album in 1982 and he went on to have solo hits with Big Log (1983), In The Mood (1984), Little By Little (1985) and Tall Cool One (1988). He was reunited with Page in 1994, playing concerts together for the next four years and recording one duo album of new material, Walking Into Clarksdale. Plant also formed the band Strange Sensation, releasing a blues album before teaming up with Alison Krauss and, in 2010, going on to form Band Of Holy Joy.

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07-07-2011