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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

April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West
April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour
April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show
April 16, 1970 - Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.
April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month
April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios
April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour
April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts
April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack
April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold
April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters
April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance
April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future
April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham
April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour
April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."
April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.
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