LIVE: Mountain Jam XI @ Hunter Mountain, 6/5/15 (Day Two)

June 11th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Review and photographs by Stanley Johnson

I had only one day to spend at Mountain Jam this year, and despite a couple hours of rain, I was glad I went on the Friday with my long-time concert buddy Dave, with whom I’ve seen shows since the early ’70s. We came at the fest from Gilboa through the mountains in the north and experienced no traffic at all on our way to Hunter Mountain.

The sun broke out at the start of the fest during the Mike & Ruthy Band’s set and continued as Nikki Lane provided sunny music to match.

Spirit Family Reunion provided up-tempo, old-timey pickin’ and singin’. The first big band of the day, Trigger Hippy – featuring Jackie Greene and Joan Osborne – lived up to the buzz around their new disc and rocked hard.

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Flashback: Remembering Robert Plant’s 21st Birthday Party… in Schenectady

August 20th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg

Happy birthday to Robert Plant, who turns 65 years old today.

Interesting tidbit: 44 years ago, Robert Plant celebrated his 21st birthday in Schenectady (no kidding), and there was quite a star-studded bunch of rockers at the party, too. GO HERE to read the story…

8/20/69: Led Zep rocks Schenectady!

August 20th, 2009, 11:19 am by Greg

robertPlantRobert Plant – the former Led Zeppelin swaggering frontman and current Grammy-laden singing partner of Alison Krauss is celebrating his 61st birthday today.

Plant didn’t invent rock & roll superstardom, but he seemed to perfect it during his glory days with Led Zeppelin. We think of him as the golden, globe-trotting god, so it might come as something of a shock to realize that 40 years ago, Robert Plant didn’t celebrate his 21st birthday in some swinging hot spot like London or Los Angeles or some exotic castle in Kashmir.

No, back in 1969 Plant celebrated his 21st birthday in … Schenectady.

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