Thanks to his stage presence and clothing, he created one of the most iconic images in the history of rock and due to his particular vocal style, he is considered by the Encyclopedia Britannica as the creator of the sound that defined the voice of hard rock and heavy metal.
Influenced by various American blues and rock and roll artists, in the early 1960s he began his career as a vocalist in some English bands.
When he was a child he used to hide behind the curtains of the house at Christmas and try to imitate Elvis. There was a certain atmosphere between the curtains and the French windows, there was a certain sound for a 10-year-old boy. That was all the vibe he got at age 10.
In 1962 he performed for the first time as a singer at a skating rink in the town of Swadlincote, Midlands, and soon after he left his studies as a certified public accountant to start a career in the blues scene of that English region.
At 16 he left home and began his true musical education, moving from group to group and expanding his knowledge of blues and other kinds of music worth listening to.
Plant sounds imbued with nature and the transcendental, beyond his narration. Below, you can listen to the isolated tracks that channel his amazing voice, where it is clearly appreciated why these are the songs where he could most develop the colors of his voice and his vocal mastery. Robert Plan goes through the sweetness, the characteristical rock scream that at times resembles a cry, and the seriousness as if he were a storyteller.
Stairway To Heaven
“Stairway to Heaven” is one of Led Zeppelin’s most popular songs and one of the most special in rock in general. The song appeared on one of the band’s most celebrated albums, Led Zeppelin IV (1971), and became one of the most important rock classics of all time.
Whole Lotta Love
Whole Lotta Love , the most provocative and controversial song in Led Zeppelin’s history remains a milestone in rock more than fifty years after its release. The words ” I’m gonna give ya every inch of my love ” sung by Robert Plant resound every day in the most desperate corners of the world even though the song was never released as a single in the UK.
If anyone thought that using the Lord of the Rings theme in the world of Rock was going to be something due to the bland Power Metal groups of the late 20th century, they are quite wrong. Led Zeppelin has referenced Tolkien’s work several times. In “Ramble On” they do it for the first time, with explicit references to “Mordor” and “Gollum” and all this talking about women. An otherwise exquisite song where the whole band shines at a great height.
In 1974 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham co-wrote “Kashmir”, one of the star pieces of “Physical Griffity” (1975), a double LP that was the first released by Led Zeppelin on their own Swan Song Records label. “Kashmir”, a sensational rock cut with orchestral arrangements and a dreamlike-desert evocation in the text with Arabic sections provided by John Paul Jones’s mellotron, was produced, like all those of the British group, by Jimmy Page… Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream, heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream… Magnificent song.
Since I’ve Been Loving You
“Since I’ve Been Loving You” is a blues-rock song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in the UK on October 5, 1970, on the album Led Zeppelin III. It was one of the first songs that the group prepared for their masterful album Led Zeppelin III. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” was recorded live, with almost no final retouching. John Paul Jones accompanied by his now-famous Hammond organ, also took charge of the bass line using the bass pedals. It was the only track from the third album that the band had played live prior to the recording of the album, yet members of the band have acknowledged that it was the most difficult to record.