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He left King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys in Stourbridge in his mid-teens and developed a strong passion for the blues, mainly through his admiration for Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and early rendition of songs in this genre.He abandoned training as a chartered accountant after only two weeks to attend college in an effort to gain more GCE passes (General Certificates of Education) and to become part of the English Midlands blues scene.In 1968, guitarist Jimmy Page was in search of a lead singer for his new band and met Plant after being turned down by his first choice, Terry Reid, who referred him to a show at a teacher training college in Birmingham (where Plant was singing in a band named Obs-Tweedle).Plant: I was appearing at this college when Peter and Jimmy turned up and asked me if I'd like to join the Yardbirds.So I had him down to my place for a little while, just to sort of check him out, and we got along great. With a shared passion for music, Plant and Page immediately developed a strong relationship, and began their writing collaboration with reworkings of earlier blues songs.Plant received no songwriting credits on the band's first album, allegedly because he was still under contract to CBS Records at the time.He said, "I'd like to have a crack at this and write it for my wife." Plant's lyrics with Led Zeppelin were often mystical, philosophical and spiritual, alluding to events in classical and Norse mythology, such as "Immigrant Song", which refers to Valhalla and Viking conquests. Conversely, Plant sometimes used more straightforward blues-based lyrics dealing primarily with sexual innuendo, as in "The Lemon Song", "Trampled Under Foot", and "Black Dog".
That musical inspiration eventually culminated in "Kashmir".Robert hadn't written before, and it took a lot of ribbing to get him into writing, which was funny. Tolkien, whose book series inspired lyrics in some early Led Zeppelin songs.And then, on the second LP, he wrote the words of Thank You. Most notably "The Battle of Evermore", "Misty Mountain Hop","No Quarter", "Ramble On" and "Over the Hills and Far Away" contain verses referencing Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.Plant has commented that it is unfair for people to think of Zeppelin as heavy metal, as almost a third of their music was acoustic.In 1975, Plant and his wife Maureen (now divorced) were seriously injured in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece.