Robert Plant gets a star in Memphis
Beale St. honor is for singer's efforts to preserve the bluesMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is being honored with a star on a music sidewalk in Memphis, Tenn.
Plant was presented Monday with a star that will be placed on the Orpheum Theater Sidewalk of Stars on Beale Street.
The Commercial Appeal reports that the award honors Plant for what are described as tireless efforts to preserve the blues.
During the presentation ceremony, Plant spoke of blues pioneers like Sonny Boy Williamson, Sleepy John Estes and W.C. Handy in acknowledging that a generation of British musicians owe a debt to early Southern blues artists.