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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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September 07, 1968 - The band fulfills some old Yardbirds dates in Scandanavia
September xx, 1969 - Jimmy Page is reported saying the second album will be harder than the first
September 19, 1970 - Led Zeppelin gross over $100,000 for two performances at Madison Square Gardens on the same day
September xx, 1971 - Jimmy Page is furious over a live Yardbirds release. It was forced off the shelves
September xx, 1971 - The band vacations in Hawaii
September xx, 1972 - Discussions to play various countries ends with a decision to play Japan again
September xx, 1973 - Jimmy Page considers a live release of material before releasing a new album
September 14, 1974 - Led Zeppelin and CSN&Y jam at an after party
September xx, 1975 - Jimmy meets up with Robert in Malibu, where he is staying on a tax exile
September 12, 1976 - Page and Bonham return to Switzerland and record a drum piece title Bonzo’s Montreux
September 08, 1977 - Page takes to the stage with other well knowns at a WEA records sales conference
September 15, 1978 - Zep road manager Richard Cole and Bad Company’s Simon Kirke get married in a double ceremony
September 17, 1979 - Promoter Fred Bannister forced into liquidation over Knebworth Sales with Led Zeppelin
September 18, 1980 - Jimmy reviews a new stage set up and technical details for the Eighties Part One tour at Swan Song offices
September 25, 1980 - John Bonham is found dead in Jimmy Page’s Windsor mansion by sound technician Benji Le Fevre
September 12, 2007 - It was announced at a press conference by Harvey Goldsmith that the remaining members of Led Zeppelin would reunite with Jason Bonham on drums.
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