Robert Plant is a living legend. The front man of Led Zeppelin, one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time, Plant defined the very notion of what it means to be a rock god.
The sheer scale of Led Zeppelin's success is extraordinary. In the United States alone they have sold seventy million records—a figure surpassed only by the Beatles—while "Stairway to Heaven," the band's most famous song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track and is frequently referred to as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever.
But Robert Plant's legacy stretches far beyond Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant: A Life is the story of the forces that shaped Plant: from his boyhood 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 sixty-two, has him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career. Author Paul Rees, former editor of Q and Kerrang!, who has in the past interviewed Plant at length, paints a rich, complicated portrait of a man who was only nineteen when he changed the face of rock 'n' roll.
Told with tenacity, emotion, and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic front man, Robert Plant: A Life is the definitive story of a musical icon.
Good read....especially if you like Zep...and all that goes with it!!Published 1 month ago by Richard F. Norman
This is an excellent look at Robert Plant's life - with and without Led Zeppelin. It gives the reader a different perspective on his rationale for the music he has made and what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by thehimiler
Percy is not a jukebox. He is just a jerk! He should be kissing Jimmy Page's feet. Jimmy Page made him a millionaire.Published 1 month ago by Susan
Not being a Zeppelin fan back in the day, I was pleasantly surprised by Robert Plant's later music, as seen on AXS TV recently. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Claudia Wilson
Really enjoyed this book......good insight into his life. LED Zeppelin was popular for the first time when I was in high school 1969 as a freshman.Published 1 month ago by susie
allover, it was pretty good..expected a bit more- but Robert Plant is a very private person..He has an incredible knowledge of music. Read morePublished 2 months ago by becky riley
love this book but diappointed in condition of used copy I may repurchase a new copy a must read for any robert plant fanPublished 2 months ago by Tracey L Syreika
An intimate view into the life of an artist/poet/singer/icon. I felt I knew the man after I was finished reading
His music changed my life and the lives of many others... Read more