Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Robert Plant: A Birthday Trio

Today is Robert Plant's 60th birthday! And since his is one of my favorite voices of the last century, I couldn't resist posting a few fun videos.

First, a pretty hilarious British TV interview with Robert Plant and John Bonham from 1970, documenting the monumental moment when Led Zeppelin knocked The Beatles out of the number one spot on the charts:

Here is Robert Plant singing one of my very favorite Led Zeppelin songs, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. I love the way that band took the blues and just went nuts with it, and the vocals on this song are just gut wrenching:

Flashing forward to the new millenium and switching one or two gears, here is Robert Plant and Alison Krauss singing Please Read the Letter:


Jules at 7-Imp said...

What a great post! I've been wearing out Raising Sand. I think Alison Krauss is enormously talented, but I'd never wanted to purchase one of her CDs...but when you pair her with Robert, wow....

Jules, 7-Imp

Josephine Cameron said...

I love both their voices...whoever came up with the plan to put them together was a creative genius!