Robert Plant was born on August 20th and is an independent Leo. Leo is traditionally represented by the Lion, symbolizing courage, strength and boldness; characteristics that defined Robert Plant’s life. Those born under this sign often exhibit a unique combination of glamour, charisma and ambition.
Robert Plant grew up in West Bromwich on the outskirts of Birmingham, England and had a passion for music from an early age. His influences ranged from Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry to the blues legends, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. His career began with local band, The Crawling King Snakes, and then The Band of Joy. From there, he joined a group called “The New Yardbirds,” which eventually morphed into British rock band Led Zeppelin.
The world got its first taste of Led Zeppelin in 1969 and Plant’s position as one of rock’s most iconic singers was solidified. He composed music and wrote the lyrics for most of Led Zeppelin’s material and his powerful voice and stage presence made him the frontman of this storied British rock band. But it was Plant’s signature style of belting out powerful yet often emotionally charged vocals that made him a standout amongst the stars of the time.
Throughout his time in the band, Plant was seen as the one who was constantly pushing the limits and challenging the accepted norms. He was considered to be daring and creative, with a unique style and flair, which was indicative of his Leo personality. Plant’s daringness did not limit itself to just Led Zeppelin; it extended beyond the band to his solo career. Plant released nine albums in a wide range of styles following his departure from Led Zeppelin in the 1980s.
Plant achieved both critically and commercially successful solo albums, cementing his place as one of the greatest singers and songwriters of his generation. Many of his albums featured collaborations with a wide variety of talented musicians, including Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin. His music has been sampled and covered by many artists, ranging from Oasis to Jay-Z.
Robert Plant’s success was due to not only his Leo personality, with its ambition and drive, but also his sheer passion for music. From the blues to psychedelic rock and Americana, Plant has explored and embraced countless genres, illustrating that a Leo’s hunger for learning and evolution never stops. He continues to rebel against what the music industry has to offer, and when asked about his motivations, Plant replied, “I just want to do something I believe in.” This Leo’s dedication and creative expression have landed him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and beyond.