Robert Plant had a dog which was a collie named Strider in the 1970s. He was named after the Tolkien character of the same name.The blue-eyed dog was the inspiration for the song Bron-Y-Aur Stomp which was released in Led Zeppelin’s third album Led Zeppelin III. Plant was known to give Strider shout-outs during shows.
Robert Plant currently has one dog that’s named Arthur who lives with him in London. Arthus is a Greyhound Bedlington Terrier Cross. Plant said this about Arthur when SPIN Magazine asked if he had a dog, “He’s a Lurcher. He’s a runner, he’s a gypsy dog. He’s a cross between a Greyhound and a Bedlington Terrier. They’re bred by the travelers to avoid a trip to the butcher. They bring back rabbits and stuff, you know. Arthur is a pacifist and he’s not doing anything like that. He’s been with me for twelve years and he’s pretty much my most predominant companion.”
August 20, 1948 (75)
Robert Plant CBE is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer for the legendary rock back Led Zeppelin. He left the band in 1980 when the band broke up after John Bonham passed away. Led Zeppelin is reportedly one of the most successful bands in history with 200 to 300 million units sold worldwide and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stones named Robert Plant as number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time in 2008 and named the greatest of all lead singers by the readers in 2011.
Robert Plant’s musical journey is punctuated by significant partnerships with industry titans that resulted in some of the most remarkable compositions. It was with fellow Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones in 1968 that he embarked on an extraordinary journey, catapulting him into rock stardom. This path led him to Paul Rodgers and Queen’s Brian May in 1993 for a one-off supergroup performance under the name ‘The Law’. 2007 was another milestone, when he collaborated with bluegrass queen Alison Krauss to produce the multi-genre ‘Raising Sand’, an album that transcended boundaries. His collaboration with Patty Griffin in the Band of Joy, again in 2010, further demonstrated his versatility and willingness to embrace new musical horizons. In 2012, he linked up with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie for an evocative rendition of ‘The Last Time’.
A string of impressive distinctions mark Robert Plant’s career. Notable among these are the five Grammy Awards, with ‘Raising Sand’ scooping Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album in 2009. Further demonstrating his versatility, he scooped the Best Rock Album in 2015 for ‘Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar’. His individual talent was further recognized in 2006 when he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, crowning a glittering career spanning several decades. To top it off, in 2008, he was bestowed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II, adding a royal touch to an already illustrious career.