Then except for noting a few solo albums he released over the years and 4. The Greek hospital wouldn't allow an English doctor on site to help, so they group had to be essentially smuggled out of the hospital under the blanket of night. It really was good and very good in detailing Plant's career. Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has had a profound influence on music for over four decades. And as he did so it had exacted from him a heavy and terrible price. For all the damage he and his cohorts caused he's left us with soooo much incredible music and he ain't done yet at 70.
Not shockingly, like most early British bands, they were blues-based or pop-based bands. I liked learning more about Plant's musical roots, and I was pleased to learn that he's an incredible music historian. He sang in regional bands before guitarist Jimmy Page recruited him for a new group that became Led Zeppelin. Perhaps one day Plant will write his own definitive version, although I doubt it. This book was released in October 2013. Makes Page's dalliances with the magik of appear alarmingly normal. He told them how proud John would have been of his only son.
In December, 2012, Led Zeppelin was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors. Wesley is also a keen father to his two little princesses, and a slave to his wife. He is my favorite singer and overall a talented and humorous man. First, I admire the way that Plant did not get sucked into Led Zeppelin remakes. Such progress brought the world closer to Britain, making it appear more accessible. Plus he dressed like a demented faery. There are many excellent and insightful biographies of musicians around these days -- among them Mark Lewisohn's recent Tune In about the Beatles which at 900 pages only gets you to the start of 1963, Nick Tosches' bios of and , , or Sylvie Simmons' superb account of the complexities of.
It has brought back fond memories of the Robert Plant poster that I had on my bedroom wall as a teenager. From his earliest performances in folk clubs in the early 1960s, to the world's biggest stages as Led Zeppelin's self-styled 'Golden God', and on to his emergence as an emboldened solo star. I've only been reading it since yesterday and it's awesome. From there, however, the book grows thinner and thinner. There was less personal life stuff than I'd have liked, on the other hand that's better in an autobiography than a biography. Glyndŵr himself escaped capture, fighting on until his death in 1416. He has met and interviewed him several times.
This look into his life explains why. This book, too, has it's share. Accounts of the rise and fall of Led Zeppelin are told mainly through interviews--but few of the insights come from the key remaining players: Paige, Jones, even Plant himself. Not to mention, back then he was so incredibly cute!! The only reason this gets four stars, is because of Robert Plant himself. The Gospel According To Luke is the outrageous and hilarious autobiography of Steve Lukather, leader of the multi-million selling band Toto and guitarist for an extraordinary array of stellar talents such as Miles Davis, Paul, George and Ringo of the Beatles, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Barbara Streisand, Don Henley and Michael Jackson.
Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Sonny Bill Williamson et al were his cherished Gods. But Robert Plant's legacy stretches far beyond Led Zeppelin. I found the stories of family, friends and associates very interesting reading. It is said that to this day, Robert is unable to fully extend his damaged right arm. As Rees reports in detail, Led Zeppelin did finally reunite for one last concert in December 2007 at the O2 Arena. Although unauthorized, you get the gist that Plant wouldn't have minded, but then Rees gave us enough of the taciturn aspects of his subject that we I was skeptical anyone could write up an adequate summary of the super-hyped singer from Led Zeppelin, but Rees comes through, especially toward the latter years when Plant had fully broken free from his old band. In a shot a minute or so later, he looks gratified, but ready to ramble on.
I don't find Robert Plant that interesting, nor do I have a lot of interest in his career post Led Zeppelin. The Plants were Catholics and raised their son within the strictures of their religion. I'm interested in both, so I would have liked a bit more about his relationship with Page, Bonham, Jones, his parents, his wife and children. Maureen also needed a blood transfusion for her injuries and being of Anglo-Indian descent, her blood type was rare. The roar of the crowd, which had rolled over him like thunder, had faded. The book gives a decent impression of Plant' s life, without being excellent. This was a fine biography.
This book was released in October 2013. Author Paul Rees is a former editor of Q magazine--a sort of edgier British Rolling Stone--and he has created a wonderful history of the enigmatic Plant. What a journey this man has been on with his career over the past 46 years. Told in vivid detail, this is the definitive story of a man of great talent, remarkable fortitude and extraordinary conviction. I don't think so at all. From the forces that shaped him as a boy in England's Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 62, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career, Rees paints a rich, complicated portrait of a man who changed the face of rock 'n' roll at just 19 years old. That always makes me wonder about how much is true and how much is slanted.
Might go along with that sense of determination, but it was never really answered, at least for me. He is my favorite singer and overall a talented and humorous man. Those of his first-born son, of his best friend and of all the others he had lost along the way. From an early age, Plant can remember music being brought into the family home. I truly dislike labeling because it is subjective to only the person doing so, but for me, I think Led Zeppelin followed closely by Aerosmith may be the two best rock bands in the history of music. The ride's not over yet.