ROBERT PLANT – ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY
Photo by Simon Partington for TBL
Robert Plant is 64 today.
In the past 12 months, he has continued his quench for music thirst, regrouping with Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara with Patty Griffin and the nucleus of Strange Sensation to present the Sensational Space Shifters.
As I noted at the Gloucester debut gig , his passion to hop and skip effortlessly between varying musical styles is more than evident, as is the way he deploys his voice as a total instrument. You get the feeling he can move and shake within any band of musicians as he so feels fit – as his manager Bill Curbishley remarked to me ‘’He can do whatever he wants’’.
And in doing whatever he wants, Robert Plant continues to inspire and enthral.
With more Sensational Space Shifter gigs ahead ( they have just announced a five date South American tour for November - see http://www.robertplant.com/index.php)
and a new album in some form due next year, the future looks bright ahead.
To paraphrase that famous Beatles lament, ‘’Yes we still need him , yes we still feed off him now he’s 64’’
Dave Lewis/Gary Foy – Monday August 20th, 2012
Below is a round up of you tube clips from all stages of his career to illustrate the above comments…….
..and here’s a link to listen to his harmony vocal contribution to the track It’s Gonna Rain from the new Amy Cook album.
Happy Birthday Robert from us to you…
Trampled Under Foot
Led Zeppelin – Going To California
Robert Plant – Calling To You
Robert Plant – I Believe
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Kashmir
The Rain Song – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
When The World Was Young – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Twelve Gates To The City / I Bid You Goodnight
Robert Plant – ‘Spoonful’
Led Zeppelin – I’m Gonna Crawl