Thursday, December 17, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Robert Plant

Artist:Robert Plant
Song:Big Log
Album:The Principle Of Moments

Of course Robert Plant is best known as lead singer of Led Zeppelin. He went solo after they split in 1980 and Plant has had a very successful solo career. The 1983 single Big Log is his biggest chart hit to date. He was born Aug. 20, 1948 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Plant sang with various bands in the 60s before forming Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page in 1968. After Led Zeppelin split up in 1980, Plant considered leaving music for a teaching career. But Phil Collins talked him out of that and Collins was in Plant's first band. Other members were former Bronco guitarist Robbie Blunt, former Black Sabbath keyboard player Jezz Woodroffe and session bassist Paul Martinez. This was Plant's band for his first three albums. Big Log is from Plant's second album The Principle Of Moments. It reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it is Plant's biggest solo hit to date. If you're wondering about Sea Of Love by The Honeydrippers, that was not a solo record. It was a one off side project. Plant also had chart success when he recorded a couple of albums with Jimmy Page in the 90s. Atlantic has not released a single CD Robert Plant comp. But The Principle Of Moments was released on CD in 2007 with bonus live tracks. It's available as a budget CD. Plant's current band is called Sensational Shape Shifters. The CD Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar was released last year on Nonesuch. At the end of their 2015 tour, Plant said they will return to the recording studio to record a new CD. The music is folk rock with a West African influence. So it doesn't look like Robert Plant is slowing down anytime soon. Here's the video for Big Log by Robert Plant.

1 comment:

  1. I am just so glad Phil Collins talked him out of leaving. That would have been a huge loss for all of us. I did not know he has an active group and still plays, good for him. Cheers Frank.