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  • He Dated His Band Of Joy Partner Patty Griffin on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#5) He Dated His Band Of Joy Partner Patty Griffin

    After Plant reassembled his pre-Zeppelin group, Band of Joy, for the release of a new album in 2010, he began dating bandmate Patty Griffin. Rumors swirled that he and Griffin, a celebrated singer-songwriter, were married after Plant jokingly claimed they had secretly eloped and moved to Texas.

    "Robert has not married Patty Griffin," his rep later clarified, adding that the singer was "just referring to the fact that he's been residing in Texas."

    The relationship ultimately didn't last due to the couple's geographic separation.

    "Patty and I tried a sort of zig-zag across the Atlantic," Plant revealed, "but she didn’t share my penchant for cider and she used to marvel at the Black Country character I became after four pints of Thatchers. My feelings are very much ones of sadness and regret, but I also disturbed myself. I had to come back [to Worcestershire] to find out just how much I valued what I’d left behind - it’s an old song, I guess." 

     

  • He Allegedly Faked Being Sick On Tour In Order To Watch Soccer on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#10) He Allegedly Faked Being Sick On Tour In Order To Watch Soccer

    Back in the Zeppelin days, Plant reportedly used to fake being sick in order to watch his team play while on tour. He even remembers watching his team's League Cup victory in 1974 while working with Zeppelin, though he doesn't remember how he was able to get home and see the game. 

  • He's The Vice President Of A Football Club on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#8) He's The Vice President Of A Football Club

    In his spare time, Plant frequently indulges in his obsession with football (better known as soccer in the US). His dedication to the sport is so immense that in 2009, he became Vice President of the Wolverhampton Wanderers, his favorite team.

    "First of all, I'm flattered, but I'm embarrassed to be honest," he admitted during the ceremony.

    Plant has been a devoted follower of the team for over six decades. 

  • His Son Died At A Young Age on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#2) His Son Died At A Young Age

    By 1977, Led Zeppelin was beginning to fall apart. The tension only worsened when Plant's 5-year-old son, Karac, died suddenly of a stomach virus. The band was touring the US at the time, and Plant rushed home immediately to be with his family. He later revealed he seriously considered giving up music upon returning home.

    "After the death of my son Karac in 1977, I received a lot of support from [Bonham], and I went through the mill because the media turned on the whole thing and made it even worse," he said.

    Plant recalled considering a career in teaching after Karac's passing. He claimed, "I had to look after my family and at that time, as we regrouped, I applied to take a job at a Rudolph Steiner training college in Sussex. I wanted to just get out of it - to go away and forget it." According to the singer, "There was something far more honest and wholesome about just digging in and putting the ego away in the closet." 

    Plant later wrote the Zeppelin song "All My Love" from the album In Through the Out Door as a tribute to Karac.

  • He Has A Fear Of Earthquakes on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#9) He Has A Fear Of Earthquakes

    Yes, that's right. The powerhouse singer is afraid of earthquakes. He sang about his fear in "Going To California," which began as a song about earthquakes before morphing into something else.

    Coincidentally, an earthquake occurred the day that the song was mixed - though reports claimed only Jimmy Page and an engineer were present. Plant later described the song's lyrics as "a bit embarrassing at times," but said they accurately represented where he was in his life at the time.

     

  • He's Repeatedly Refused A Led Zeppelin Reunion on Random Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Robert Plant

    (#6) He's Repeatedly Refused A Led Zeppelin Reunion

    Besides a one-off reunion show in 2007 in honor of their former label head, the late Ahmet Ertegun, Led Zeppelin has only reunited for short sets a handful of times since disbanding in 1980 - and Plant has no desire to do it again.

    "A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s sh*tty about big-time stadium rock. We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on fire. I’m not part of a jukebox!" he told Rolling Stone in 2014.

    He doubled down on his resistance to a reunion in 2018:

    If it’s easy, and it’s not of a great deal of consequence, OK. But when you’re in your seventies? You have to be really careful about maybe putting a bit more time into playing bingo, and enjoying the time you have left. For me, my time has got to be filled with joy and endeavor and humor and power and absolute self-satisfaction. That’s not with Led Zeppelin. 

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Robert Plant is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He is a rock and roll pioneer with extraordinary charm, always catching everyone's attention on stage, but there are plenty of things about the great singer that you may not know.

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