Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Robert Plant Saga ~ A New Twist.

There was much excitement when news leaked that the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music had pulled off a coup and attracted lead vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, to headline the festival. Then came the bad news that he had dropped out. In his place the Festival announced the signing of elderly bluesman Buddy Guy, an interesting choice, but hardly in the same league as Plant

Now it transpires that Robert Plant will perform in Morocco - just not at the Fes Festival.

Sorry Fez - I'm going to Rabat

Morocco World News reveals that Plant was poached from the Fes Festival by the Rabat Mawazine Festival, Rhythms of the World. L’Association Maroc Cultures announced this week that the godfather of British rock Robert will perform on Thursday, June 5th at 8:45 pm at l’OLM Souissi, in Rabat. It seems that the Fes Festival with its smaller budget could not match the Mawazine offer.

Robert Plant, who has been named “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time” by heavy metal magazine Hit Parader, has fans worldwide and will provide his Moroccan fans with unforgettable moments sat his first performance in Morocco.

Robert Plant has written many famous hits, such as “Stairway to Heaven” and the psychedelic song “Kashmir”.

Plant remains a great rock and roll singer, who influenced singers such as Freddie Mercury, Axle Rose and Chris Cornell, according to Rolling Stone.

In 2008, Rolling Stone named him the fifth greatest rock singer of all time. In another poll in 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Robert Plant the best lead singer of all time.

In 2008, Plant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

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1 comment:

pema said...

"Poached" by the Mawazine Festival? Outbid would be a better word. A sordid story if ever I saw one. Shame on Mawazine for ruthless internecine skulduggery. Shame on Plant for reneging on his commitment to Fes. Fes is supposed to be a
totem for ethics and integrity. Plant used to be a 60s icon of love, peace and freedom. Now Fes looks weak, Mawazine looks predatory and Plant looks as if he's sold out.