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a name people would call it."Plant's evolving musical philosophy also extends to his live performances and choice of venues, which sometimes vex his long-time fans.
Most of the music we (in England) were surrounded by was slush, without any commitment. I was born again and saved and reincarnated by American music."Dave Pegg, long-time bassist for British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, well remembers Plant's youthful musical passion.
Monday mornings often found Pegg, Plant and other teens — including future Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and future Traffic members Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi — waiting for Birmingham record shop The Diskery to open so they could buy the latest records."Robert and Jim Capaldi were kind of walking histories about blues and obscure soul albums," says Pegg.
Robert Plant is patiently standing in a spacious dark wood and stained glass appointed event room on an upper floor of The Bowery Hotel, a trendy "it" spot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
He sips a latte Correction: The number of Grammys Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won for their album Raising Sand was incorrect in a previous version of this story.
"If it were world music, we would be the least-successful world musicians because we desecrate.Now, he's plotting a smaller-scale 2015 tour in support of his 10th solo album, Lullaby and ... The shows start in March, with four dates in Latin America, then continues with a U. appearance, just announced this week, as one of the headliners at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa Valley, Calif., in May.