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Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands) is an English rock singer, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin. He is known for his powerful style, often mystical lyrics, and wide vocal range.
Although born in West Bromwich, Plant actually grew up in Halesowen, formerly Worcestershire, now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. He left school in his early teens and developed a strong passion for the blues, abandoning a promising career as a chartered accountant to become part of the Midlands blues scene. Robert did various jobs whilst pursuing his music career, one of which was working for Wimpeys in Birmingham in 1966 tarmacing roads. He cut no less than three obscure singles on CBS records . He sang with a variety of bands including The Crawling King Snakes, which brought him into contact with drummer John Bonham. They both went on to play in the Band of Joy, merging blues with newer psychedelic trends. Though his early career met with no commercial success, word quickly spread about the "young guy with the powerful voice".