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[VIDEO] Robert Plant on CBS This Morning



He is known as the "Golden God." And he's not showing signs of stopping, releasing his tenth solo album.

Robert Plant has defined how to look, act and sound like a rock star in a musical journey that spans more than four decades.

His raw, raspy voice is instantly recognizable and launched Led Zeppelin into superstardom in the 1970s.

Together for little over a decade, the British band sold more than 300 million records, with each of their nine studio albums landing on billboard's top 10 charts.

It is hard to overstate the influence that Led Zeppelin had on rock and roll.

Whenever there was an attempt to pigeonhole them as this big bludgeoning hard rock band, the next record would be more acoustic based.

Plant penned some of the group's most enduring anthems. One of them, "Stairway to Heaven," provided a blueprint for all hard rock bands to come.

But when drummer John Bonham died in 1980 -- so did the band.

"He and I played together since we were like 16. There was a big, big hole in all of our lives. I just thought it was time to move along," he said Monday on CBS This Morning.

Plant didn't stop, though. From there he continued to explore new genres through a successful solo career.

Unlike many of his Zeppelin albums, he said his 2007 album with Alison Krauss was a hit among critics and fans alike.

"In Zeppelin we were the pariah of music, critically we were slammed a lot," Plant said, "I team up with Alison Krauss, and what do I get? Six Grammys in one night!"

Now, on his tenth solo album, "Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar," Plant weaves world music with blues, bluegrass, and a lifetime of adventure.

From: CBS News
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

February 7, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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