In 1967 he formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham, before the two joined with guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones the following year to form the legendary band Led Zeppelin.
After his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss garnered him six Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), Plant has created a new Band of Joy, which features fellow luminaries Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin.
Refusing to be typecast, Plant then threw a major curve with Shaken 'n' Stirred, the 1985 album that approximated new wave through the synthesizer embellishments of keyboardist Jezz Woodroffe and guitarist Robbie Blunt, plus Hayward's use of electronic drums.
It was a creative highlight of his career, but despite a hit in "Little by Little," the album sold poorly, and the rumblings about a Zeppelin reunion mounted.
In November 2003, Atlantic issued Sixty Six to Timbuktu, a two-disc compilation dedicated exclusively to Plant's solo work.Their widely acclaimed album, , was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.Originally built to honor the 3,400 Tennesseans who died in the First World War, Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium was dedicated in 1925 and became the performance home of the Nashville Symphony (1925-1980) and the Grand Ole Opry (1939-1943).Upon completion, its architect, Edward Dougherty, was given the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Institute of Architecture.Leading architects and artists of the time contributed to its style, near-perfect acoustics, and atmosphere.