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WATCH: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant is an unexpected visitor for Doreen Tipton



After all, playing to thousands of adoring fans every night must be more enjoyable than being a travelling salesman offering to tarmac peoples drives?

The West Bromwich born singer exposed his new career path in a promotional trailer for upcoming comedy film Doreen: The Movie, where he is looking for business under the guise of Black Dog Tarmac ltd.

Despite attempting to charm a potential customer with lines such as "Would you care for a little bitumen slapped up your alley?" the singer fails to seal the deal.

The film, set for release on October 18, tells the story of Doreen Tipton, the world famous Lazy Cow from the Black Country, who began as a comedy creation in a video that went viral on YouTube.

The worlds introduction to Doreen came three years ago when film maker David Tristram, from Quarry Bank, near Dudley, uploaded a four minute 'mockumentary' to YouTube, which has since racked up nearly 1,400,000 views.

The character, played by Gill Jordan, became the star of her own stage show, had her biography written and is now set to be a star of the big screen.

In the promotional clip put online ahead of the films release, Wolves fan Plant knocks on Doreen’s door, which is answered by her next-door-neighbour and all-round skivvy Doris.

Doreen asks, through Doris, if he wants money in return for laying her new drive, to which he replies: “I’m quite solvent at the moment but I could do with a little bit, a pinch here and there for some apple juice."

Despite insisting that he will use 'the finest bitumen in the land, from Tividale', Plant is met with a slammed door, before pushing his business card through the letterbox, which reads 'Plant Hire, Your Driveway to Heaven'.

As he wanders off, the golden haired singer ponders to himself that 'there must be an easier way to make ends meet'.

From: Express & Star
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Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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