4. Robert Plant

Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote. 

We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.

MGK will celebrate Robert Plant on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Plant became the front man for Led Zeppelin through the heart of their prime during the 1970s. He helped the band grow as the recognizable front man in an era known for star power at the head of its most popular bands.

Led Zeppelin develop an ability to mesh different styles of rock with slower beats like “All My Love” and “D’yer Maker” and a harder sound with “Kashmir” and “Rock and Roll.”  

Plant sang lead vocals for “Stairway to Heaven,” arguably the greatest Rock & Roll song of all time (even though he once paid to stop hearing it). The icon final verse cemented his legacy as a rock legend.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all, yeah
To be a rock and not to roll

He entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Led Zeppelin in 1995.

Plant’s career has earned him the #4 spot on the list in 2023.

MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

20. Brad Delp

19. Steven Tyler

18. Bruce Springsteen

17. Don Henley

16. Jon Anderson

15. Mick Jagger

14. Phil Collins

13. Stevie Nicks

12. Billy Joel

11. Chris Cornell

10. Elton John

9. Ann Wilson

8. Paul Rodgers

7. Paul McCartney

6. Roger Daltrey

5. David Bowie

4. Robert Plant

3. ?

2. ?

1. ?


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Colin Newby is a digital content contributor for 97.5 The Fanatic, 93.3 WMMR, and 102.9 WMGK in Beasley Media's Philadelphia cluster. Topics include sports, music, entertainment, and Philadelphia local stories. He earned degrees as a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and a Master of Science from Saint Joseph's University. His writing experience includes credentialed coverage of the NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers. He joined the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in 2022.

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