facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Retailers are cloak and dagger with customers

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- British and U.S. retailers admitted that they were keeping track of shopper movement inside their stores by tracking signals from their cell phones.
Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama joked Sunday that the seven 2012 Kennedy Center honorees are "extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together."
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
By United Press International
Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Bluesman Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman and comedian David Letterman are to be recognized at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
By United Press International
'Den' to air Plant's Nashville gig

'Den' to air Plant's Nashville gig

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The music-themed TV series "Artists Den" is to feature a concert performed by Robert Plant and his Band of Joy in Nashville, its producers said.
BBC scraps Electric Proms music fest

BBC scraps Electric Proms music fest

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The BBC says it will no longer present its annual Electric Proms music festival because it is too expensive to run.
'Suns' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Suns' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns" is the No. 1 album in the United States, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Robert Plant involved in car crash

Robert Plant involved in car crash

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- A drug counselor said his Mercedes was totaled in a London collision with musician Robert Plant's Audi.
Robert Plant honored by Buckingham Palace

Robert Plant honored by Buckingham Palace

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin singer, has been made a commander of the British Empire in London, Buckingham Palace says.
U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rihanna and U2 have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Queen names Robert Plant CBE

Queen names Robert Plant CBE

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II has named singer Robert Plant a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Plant resistant to Zeppelin reunion tour

Plant resistant to Zeppelin reunion tour

CARDIFF, Wales, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant says at the age of 60 he feels too old to reunite the British rock band and embark on a reunion tour.
Prev
Page 1 of 6
Photos
Robert Plant
British singer Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin attends the "GQ Man Of The Year Awards" at the Royal Opera House in London on September 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
Wiki

Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948), is an English rock singer and songwriter, best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. In 2007, Plant released Raising Sand, an album produced by T-Bone Burnett with American bluegrass soprano Alison Krauss, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Plant is regarded as one of the most significant singers in the history of rock music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose. In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All-Time". In 2009, Plant was voted "the greatest voice in rock" in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2011, a Rolling Stone readers' pick placed Plant in first place of the magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time".

Plant was born in the Black Country town of West Bromwich (then in Staffordshire now in West Midlands) to parents Robert C. who worked as a civil engineer and Annie C. (Cain) Plant, but grew up in Kidderminster, in Worcestershire. Plant gained an interest in singing and rock and roll music at an early age.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Robert Plant."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
x
Feedback