Robert Plant receives Commander of the British Empire Honor

 

Robert Plant with Prince Charles.

Robert Plant with Prince Charles.

  

(Photo by Johnny Green)
Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant , right, receives his CBE from Britain’s Prince Charles during the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London  on Friday, July 10, 2009.
Robert Plant Receives Commander of the British Empire Award.

Robert Plant Receives Commander of the British Empire Award.

Associated Press, July 10, 2009 — Robert Plant received a royal honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday, putting the former Led Zeppelin front man one notch above his old band mate Jimmy Page.

But, Plant joked he and Page would not be fighting over rank, even though Plant’s new Commander of the British Empire is a higher honor than Page’s Order of the British Empire.

“If we can remember each other’s phone number at this time in life it’s a miracle,” he joked. “We’re still good friends, we both enjoy a rather dark sense of humor that comes, I think, from being from rather the wrong side of the tracks for all those wild years.”

Plant opted not to take part in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour last year, choosing instead to concentrate on his collaboration with American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Also receiving the CBE on Friday was English actress Liz Smith, 87, who appeared on the British TV series “The Royle Family.”

Link to my earlier post on Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin, my favorite band.

Link to my earlier post on “Sir” Robert Plant.

 

 

Robert Plant with his children Logan, left, Carman and Jordan on the right.

Robert Plant with his children Logan, left, Carman and Jordan on the right.

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant with his son Logan, left, daughter Carman and son Jordan, right, pose for a photograph with his CBE which he received from Britain’s Prince Charles during the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on Friday, July 10, 2009

 

 

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10 responses to “Robert Plant receives Commander of the British Empire Honor

  1. Led Zeppelin 4 was the first album I bought along with Santana’s Moonflower and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s live album (with the 23min version of Freebird).

    Congrats to Sir Robert, a long a worthy career…..It certainly has “been a long time since rock and roll….”

  2. Wow! I’ve been so busy, I missed this. Awesome! Let the good times rock n roll!

  3. Pamela

    Robert Plant is an amazing musician. I remember him back in the day when Led Zeppelin was touring, I’m so lucky to have seen them perform live in concert. Wow, it’s sad we all have to get old.
    I wish I were his daughter Carmen and could inherit all that money!

  4. Um, should he really be pointing in the direction of Prince Charles like that?!? :)

  5. Thanks–I hadn’t heard that and agree with you about LZ!

    Have you read Hammer of the Gods?

  6. Finally. Led Zepelin is a group from 70th and just now queen’s family takes him a honor! Good luck to him and his family!

  7. Dave

    Yep, Old Planty is great but Pagey will always be GOD to all of us guitar players regardless of what silverware they have recieved ;)

  8. gus

    SWEET BOB, Love THE COCKNEY GIT

  9. RMW

    Well deserved but makes me feel very very very very old… I love their music and like to think of them still trashing hotel rooms and riding motor cycles up and down the hallways!

  10. Eine gute Woche wünschen wir. Gruß, Wolfgang

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