Robert Plant was recently awarded a star at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN. Here is a 25 minute video of the ceremony.
Robert Plant was presented with a star to be placed on the Orpheum Theater Sidewalk of Stars on Beale Street in Memphis TN. In the presentation ceremony that took place on Monday, July 12, 2010, Robert was honored for his efforts to preserve blues music. During the ceremony Plant referenced pioneers like Sonny Boy Williamson and WC Handy. He acknowledged that many British musicians owe a debt to early blues artists.
The BBC spoke to various music personalities on Monday, October 26, 2009 as the strolled the red carpet for the Q Awards. When asked if he was presenting an award or was just there for a laugh, Robert Plant said he was there for everything.
Watch the video. Robert’s appearance starts at the .40 mark.
Robert Plant won a Q Award for his outstanding contribution to music. He thanked, among others Damon Albarn, Julian Cope, John Peel, Ahmet Ertegun, Alison Krauss and Stourbridge Town Hall and joked that the award was his “long service medal”.
Robert was presented his award by Ibrahim from Tinariwen and Bob Harris. Alison Krauss sent a video message.
The 2009 TEC Awards were held on October 10, 2009 in New York. The award for Tour Sound Production was given to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss–the Raising Sand Tour. Raising Sand won a TEC award in 2008 for Record Production/Album.
The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. The TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances. The Hall of Fame honors pioneers of audio. TEC Awards contributes thousands of dollars each year to fund scholarships for future audio professionals. They also contribute to organizations working on behalf of hearing conservation.
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Tiscali News has a short video interview with Robert after his CBE investiture. He refused requests for poses saying he’d be like a “performing monkey” but had kind words for Prince Charles and the whole event.
The Telegraph (UK) reports on Robert Plant’s investiture ceremony which took place Friday, July 10, 2009. Their article includes a photograph of Robert with Prince Charles. They write:
Plant said the experience was humbling to take part in a ceremony alongside “very selfless” military heroes and community volunteers.
With his long hair tied into a ponytail and wearing a simple blue suit and a handful of heavy silver rings giving away his rock roots, he denied that the award meant he was now part of the establishment.
“The diversity of people who have moved through here this morning prove there is no real establishment here,” he added.
Plant last year decided not to take part in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, choosing instead to concentrate on his collaboration with American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.
Asked today if he would ever return to the stage with his old band-mates, he said: “Sometimes I go a bit deaf in either ear, especially when people are talking nonsense.”
He said that he owed “everything to the musicians I work with”, adding: “From the UK to Africa to Tennessee, it is their brilliance that I bounce off. Alone I’m nothing.”
According to the Press Association, the Prince of Wales will preside over the Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony in which Robert Plant will receive his CBE.
Investiture ceremonies usually last about an hour, and each honoree is allowed to bring three guests. Robert will be designated Commander of the British Empire for his service to music.
The CMT Music awards will be broadcast live on June 16, 2009 on CMT. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are nominated for Wide Open Country Video (Please Read the Letter) and CMT Performance of the Year (Gone, Gone, Gone).
The broadcast will also be available online.
Alison Krauss will be making an appearance as a presenter.
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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are in two categories for the 2009 CMT Awards: Wide Open Country Video of the Year for Please Read the Letter, and CMT Performance of the Year for Gone Gone Gone.
There are still a few days left to vote. The second round of voting will end on June 14, 2009 at 11:59pm PT. Take a moment to cast a vote for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
The CMT Music Awards show will broadcast live from Nashville on June 16, 2009 at 8pm ET.