Robert Plant is THE man. Before his career in Zeppelin, he was involved in bands such as Band of Joy, and Listen. Jimmy Page
once saw him performing and asked him to be the vocalist in The New Yardbirds. John Paul Jones
and John Bonham
would soon join and Led Zeppelin was born. In the summer of 1975 while on vacation, Robert got in a serious car accident which changed the touring plans for Zeppelin. Then tragedy strike again when Robert's young son dies of a stomach infection in 1977. This forced Zeppelin to cancel what would be their last American tour. The when their last tour started in 1980 in Europe, then as they were preparing for their American tour John Bonham died after a night of heavy drinking.
Since then Robert has relased mant solo albums such as "Pictures at Eleven" The album sales were pretty weak compared to the massive sales when he was in Led Zeppelin.
Over all, he will always be known for his days in the 70's, and will always be known as a rock god.