How tall is Robert Plant

Robert Plant's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
English singer-songwriter, known for Led Zeppelin. Claims 6ft 1.

How tall is Robert Plant
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Average Guess (18 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.28in (186.1cm)
Current: 5ft 11.85in (182.5cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Aug/19
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It's a happy day today. Robert Plant was born 71 years ago.

Have a great day Robert! XXX

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Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 19/Aug/19
Some other pics of Plant at his peak height with Page:
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And present day next to MAX 5'10" Dan Rather who is almost 90 years old. Plant's lost 3" (all in his upper back that has severely hunched/curved and his neck (his chin is practically on his chest today): Click Here
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Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 19/Aug/19
Rob, please do not ignore this recent picture. This should be proof enough that Plant is down to 5'10" today. Here he is with a 5'10" Dan Rather (taken in 2018), who btw is almost 90 years old and has probably lost more than a mere 2", so I'd give him 5'9" and change. But going with your 5'10" for him, Robert is practically same height, or at best, a 1/4" taller than him today. This should be enough to lower him to maximum 5'10.5" if you want to be conservative: Click Here
Editor Rob
He might begin looking 5ft 10 at times, but it is trickier to tell if he has some height still in him, which could mean stretching up for a taller measurement.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 18/Aug/19
Here's Robert and Jimmy Page in 2012 (7 years ago). This was how drastic his height loss had progressed. His upper back/neck has been curving a lot in the last 20 years:
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Now here's Robert with Jimmy Page BEFORE height loss started setting in:
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Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 16/Aug/19
Height loss had already set in for Robert by this point in 2002 (54 years old). Here he was standing next to 5'11" John McEnroe and they were pretty much the same height. You could see that Robert's upper back was already curving. Click Here

That was 17 years ago. He's easily lost 1" more since then.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Aug/19
Tonight, forty years ago, I saw Led Zeppelin at Knebworth Park.

Peak height - 6ft1.25;
Now - 5ft11.75.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jul/19
Hmmm Stacey! I have often wondered that myself. I have sent along a picture of Paul with Brian May. Doesn't Paul have one illustrious career? I feel I should dig out some Free tonight, but he's been in SO MUCH MORE! What a cool guy! 🎧
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jul/19
Shame on me! I haven't written on Robert's page for over two years...

I used to walk about in a denim jacket which was covered in sew-on badges at the back and enamel ones at the front. The Led Zeppelin one took pride of place - bang in the middle! I met a great many rock fans via this jacket; it was a real conversation starter. The fans would discuss with me which concerts they had been to, and all too often, they'd be exactly the same as the ones I'd seen. Yes, we're a friendly bunch, we rock fans! πŸŽΈπŸŽ§πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸ’Ώ

6ft1.25 peak, 5ft11.75 now.
andrew jones said on 3/Jun/19
@ancient Aztec guy, 6’1 would still only be slightly taller than 5’11 imo. 6’1 is hardly β€œlarger than life”
Stacey K Elmer said on 3/Jun/19
How tall is Paul Rodgers?
Ancient Aztec Guy said on 30/Mar/19
I think the persona had people convinced that he was larger than life, but he was likely a weak 6 foot in his prime. He always looked only slightly taller than 5'11" Jimmy Page, even back in the day.
Spencer said on 10/Feb/19
6'2" in his younger years. 6 foot now.
Kyuss101 said on 15/Oct/18
No less than 6-1 peak. Now 6-0 around
Duffy Odum said on 12/Oct/18
We're looking to find how tall Paul Rodgers is Thanks. Stand ta no matter how high you are.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Oct/18
Peak: 186.7cm
Today: 181cm
west said on 7/Jun/18
Just stood next to him this morning at a book store in Austin. He's tall. I'd say 6 foot is about right. Certainly no less than that.
Chick-N-Picker said on 25/Feb/18
Does one know how much he would have weighed back in the zep days? 1969-1975.

I remember seeing some video of Robert walking with a reporter down the street in London and he was a lot taller than all those englishmen. Of course I have no idea what foot wear he had on.

I'd just say he was a solid 6 foot plus. Maybe reaching 6'1" in the morning and possibly dropping a little below by night. So he was always hovering around that 6 foot mark. He was a tall guy in my book. 6 feet is tall.
Jim Hopper said on 4/Nov/17
3" taller than Cozy Powell
Mickey said on 22/Aug/17
i feel like he might be more than 5'11 nowadays..
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Apr/17
That would seem the very minimum for Robert in Led Zeppelin's heyday. I saw them play at Knebworth on the 4th August 1979, and I was mightily impressed! They came on at around midnight and were the best band I have ever seen live! I saw Robert with Jimmy Page play at the Shepherd's Bush empire or odeon - I cannot remember exactly what it's called! Once again, they were
fantastic and as it was a far more enclosed venue, I could shout to them!
Today, Robert gets 6ft 1.5 from me for his peak height and 6ft for his height now.
It is worth mentioning that they looked far bigger and more imposing onstage in the early 70's (I've seen pictures!), because, like any rock star, they wore shoes which will have pushed their heights up by quite a few inches!
L B said on 1/Feb/17
I've met him and he's very long in the legs and tall. My husband is 5'11" and he was definitely a few inches taller and over six feet.
Rebecca said on 23/Dec/16
Plant was well over 6'1" when I met him in the early 90's
HonestSlovene said on 19/Dec/16
6'0.5"-6'1" peak and 5'11" now.
abcd said on 27/Nov/16
Robert u r wrong 183 cm :) nowadays peak maybe 186 cm (wow i meant Rob hehehe)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
I reckon in those platform boots, he was hitting 6ft3+
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
If Page was 182cm then Plant was easily 186-187cm range...
Mike Bacon said on 27/May/16
If you watch the video of The Ocean from MSG back in 1973, right at the end where they walk off stage Plant towers over the rest of the band by 3-4 inches yet they are all wearing platforms. He's definitely lost a lot of height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/16
"Peak height was 6ft 1ΒΌin (186cm)"

At least 2in taller than Jimmy Page (solid 5ft11 peak) in the Zeppelin days.
Rebecca said on 10/Apr/16
Im watching celebration day concert which was in 2007 he still looks quite tall here
dianne said on 14/Feb/16
it said 5'11.5" on his passports

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Danimal said on 29/Aug/15
Jimmy Page next to 6'1" James Hetfield (recent pic):

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Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (recent pic):

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Robert and Jimmy from 1994 and 1995:

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Robert and Jimmy in the mid-late 70's:

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Robert is VERY hunched over these days. Looks to be in the 5'9"-5'10' range today and was minimum 6'1" up until the late 90's. Sorry Rob, but you're off on this one BIG TIME.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/15
Rob, could you add John Bonham?

I've seen him listed at 6ft2 and I think he looked taller than Plant.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/15
Rob, could you add John Bonham?

I've seen him listed at 6ft2 and he looked taller than Plant.
Spencer said on 29/May/15
6'2 easy peak. Tall guy.
mike said on 13/May/15
isn't that drop too much? he did seem quite tall in his zeppelin days but he was slim and seemed to have a better posture than nowadays...
Bishop said on 20/Apr/15
Could actually look 186-187 cm in the Zeppelin times. So solid 6'1" peak. Nowadays, he has a terrible posture so can look 5'10" at times.
Sloop John B said on 28/Feb/15
Met him recently at a bar in Wolverhampton. I'm 5'11" on the nose and he had around an inch on me with about 0.5" more footwear. 5'11.5" seems right to me.
Jake 6ft0.5 said on 14/Jan/15
I think Robert Plant's apparant height loss is mostly due to bad posture. I don't see him at only 5 ft11, unless ofcourse Jimmy Page is no 5ft11 either but a 5ft10 guy.

Look at these pictures from 2012, where he's standing upright for once:
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Looks at least an inch taller than Page.

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Next to 6ft1,5 David Letterman looks to be at least 5ft11,5, and again, noticeably taller than Page.

I think you have to make a decision Rob, either you downgrade Page as well (taking into account a lot of users say that Letterman is no 6ft1,5 anymore) to 5ft10, or you upgrade Plant back to 5ft11,5 or 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/15
That pictures are really painful to look at.
Theo said on 8/Jan/15
Had the pleasure of opening for him in 2003. He was wearing cowboy boots but he was tall, 6' 1" sounds right. He put his arm around me at one point for a photo and we spoke for 15-20 min. so I think I had time to get a good read.
Danimal said on 29/Nov/14
Pic of Page and Plant in 1994 and again in 2012:

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Beatle61 said on 16/Nov/14
I met Robert in Austin TX in 2008 when he was 60. I'm 6'-1/2" tall. I didn't look at his feet to see the shoes he was wearing,but, he was at least an inch taller than me. I thought him about 6'-2". Maybe he's shrunk that much in 6 1/2 years since...... ?? Dunno. But he was still tall in '08'.
Spencer said on 14/Nov/14
He looked 6'2 peak easily..tall guy
Danimal said on 30/Oct/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/Oct/14
186-187cm peak is possible. He had the build of a guy well over 6ft. There's still a possibility that he might clear 5ft11 by a bit if he stood straight.

He's not over 5'10" today. He is shorter than Jimmy Page and 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon has noticeable height on him. He is severely curved today. His chin rests on his chest. His peak, he was easily 6'1".
Danimal said on 30/Oct/14
Robert and Jimmy (2012) and Jimmy and 5'7" Kirk Hammett (same night):

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/14
186-187cm peak is possible. He had the build of a guy well over 6ft. There's still a possibility that he might clear 5ft11 by a bit if he stood straight.
Danimal said on 20/Oct/14
Here's Zep being inducted into the R&R Hall of fame in 1995. See how Robert has several inches on Jimmy here (good view at 6:40). Today, Jimmy is taller than Robert and guess who's old? It's quite shocking how much Rober has shrunk. Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpaY5-sgChY
Danimal said on 15/Oct/14
Here's Robert in 1994 with several inches still on Jimmy Page (who is taller than HIM today):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzEYNsFC2gE
Danimal said on 15/Oct/14
A few videos of Robert in a chair being interviewed where you can see the progression of his neck/upper back curvature. First from 1988, then from 1993, then from 1995 (still PRE-height loss) and the last 3 are recent, where you can see his whole head is curved forward and he's become severely hunched over (hence the height loss). It's astounding that he's become this badly hunched over at only 66 years old. From what I can see, the curvature began at some point in the late 90's (when he was around 50) and has progressively gotten worse. He was a long and tall man up until around 1996 6'1"ish) and today he's lucky if he's 5'10":

1988: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zjy_W0jGZY

1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgCyGHr35To

1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aP3J00MWqY

2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoHuEaPMG8

2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdiqe1eHGg

2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7tRlzfKZ3A
Danimal said on 15/Oct/14
Robert still appeared to have some height on Page as late as 1998 (although he did appear shorter than he did next to him in 1994/1995). They hug in the beginning of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U628iT1CSnU
Danimal said on 2/Oct/14
greg says on 21/Sep/12
It's possible he was 6ft1 - but certainly isn't now and appears shorter than Jimmy Page:
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(especially, see the long shot where they all appear to have about the same heel).

Yup and I saw Page and Plant in concert in 1995 when I was in my late teens. Plant had at least 2-3" on Page back then and up until at least the late 90's. Today, Page appears taller than Plant. Plant really struggles to keep his head straight up. His neck/upper back has become severely curved. He used to have a long straight neck, now his head sits on his chest. Looks to have lost 3-4" easily.
Danimal said on 2/Oct/14
Robert keeps losing more and more height (he is severely hunched back today). Here he is with 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon today. He's lucky if he's 5'10". Used to be in the 6'1"-6'2" range. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX8zrdM7bQo
Clos said on 3/Sep/14
Prince charles smaller than Robert Plant see this fill picture : Click Here
Angela said on 16/Dec/13
@Ike says on 14/Aug/12 Prince Charles is on a step. That's how it's done when someone receives a title They have to be below the Royal on a lower step.
Richard said on 27/Oct/13
Met him in Rome two years ago. He's between 6'1" and 6'2"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Sep/13
Near 6ft2 in the Zeppelin Years. Around 6ft1.5/187cm.
Looks 5ft11-11.5 range today.
slickster7 said on 15/Aug/13
My guess is that he was a solid 6 foot back in the day (perhaps 6 ft 0.5 inches at the very most). I thik I read somewhere that he was listed as 5ft 11.5 inches in some magazine back in 1969, which could be accurate. Remember, he was slim and often wore boots with heels (some with 5 inch heels), so perhaps he wasn't as tall as people think (or would wish to think -- classic "wishful thinking"). Regardless of his height, he was/is a decent & intelligent individual.
Kyuss said on 3/Aug/13
Yeah I think peak almost 6-2",now hes got health issues i read,back is one of them,loss of 2" min easy,maybe more.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/13
Looked like a 6ft1-2 guy in his Zeppelin days.
187cm peak, Rob?
Vivi said on 3/Jul/13
Robert Plant, one gorgeous, beautiful man. I think he looks quite good for his age but in his prime he was absolutely beautiful. He is still alive, which unfortunately many rock legends have been lost to drugs or tragic accidents ..so i think he's looking pretty good. no plastic surgery so he probably looks worse in comparison to all the celebs who have had a ridiculous amount of plastic surgery. Big Zed Zeppelin fan here. He always looked quite tall. He does seem hunched over now a days.
Dani said on 15/Jun/13
There is definitely a health issue. He was the hottest guy on the planet, but doesn't seem to have aged well.. Such a difference from Page and JPJ. Mind youm he probably boffed half the women on the planet. lol.
LG69 said on 6/May/13
Robert looked 2" shorter than 6'1" President Obama. I think 5'11" is correct for his current height.
wiltonstilts said on 23/Apr/13
orian gray this is about robert plant not you ... Anyways robert plant is at least 6 foot he always looked tall lolz
truth178cm said on 1/Apr/13
@dorian gray nice trolling there.
Anonymous said on 5/Mar/13
Robert was in a near fatal crash during the led zepplin years and has had back problems ever since. I met him in 1995 and I put him at taller than my 6'3" brother in law at the time.
Dorian Gray said on 8/Jan/13
I jumped from 6'3" to 6'4" a quarter in my thirties. The right mix of minerals, vitamins and natural testosterone works wonders.
greg said on 21/Sep/12
It's possible he was 6ft1 - but certainly isn't now and appears shorter than Jimmy Page:
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(especially, see the long shot where they all appear to have about the same heel).
Shaun said on 13/Sep/12
He reminds me very much of Billy Connolly in height and build with the long hair. I think he looked a legit 6 ft 1 in his younger years,
A said on 1/Sep/12
Jimmy Page must have been around six foot when he was younger.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 20/Aug/12
Rob is 186 cm peak and 181 or 182 cm now a possibility?
Ike said on 14/Aug/12
OK, but how's then Prince of Walees with his 178 cm taller than him?

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john said on 2/Jan/12
There is no way Peter Grant was 6'5". There's video of him walking right next to Bonham, everyone says on here there was no way Bonham made 6ft. Put him at 5'10"-5'11". If its true that Peter Grant was 6'5", then Bonham was 6'3".
He was a big dude, got that, but 6'5"? Sorry, whoever said that is just wrong.
Spence said on 31/Dec/11
Max 6 ft are u kidding me? He was easily 6'2 in the 70s
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/11
Near 6ft2 in his prime
Shaun said on 12/Dec/11
Well peak I had him close to 6'1", He did look 6'2" range in shoes. Yas he really shrunk two inches though?
Molly said on 16/Nov/11
Paul you really know Robert?!
Martyr said on 17/Oct/11
If Plant is 6'2, then Brian May is 6'5...

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1 Plant wore boots
2 May wore sneakers
3 It was almost 20 years ago

And here, looks 5'11 next to 5'7 Paul Rodgers:

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Paul said on 5/Oct/11
I went to school with Robert, and we are still good friends. Last time I saw him (not long ago!) he was roughly 6'1" - 6'2" tall, He had to "duck" as he walked through the pub doorway.
Dunc said on 26/Sep/11
Peter Grant was 6'5 and in pictures taken with him Plant doesn't look far behind. I would say about 6'1 or 6'2
Chris Z said on 19/Sep/11
I simply do not understand how anyone can make the case for Robert Plant to be under 6 feet. Please! - That said, I stood right next to him in Tucson Az last year when he performed with Band of Joy. I am 5'10". He was wearing simple cowboy boots. He is WITHOUT A DOUBT at least 6'3", maybe more! Bottom line is Robert Plant is VERY tall! Always has been! He is larger than life in many ways.
Godred said on 14/Sep/11
never looked 6`2, I could buy 6`1 prime,and about 6 ft now.
Spence said on 8/Sep/11
Easily 6'2 at peak. Enough of this 6 foot garbage. He always looked 6'2.
Danimal said on 8/Sep/11
Was over 6'1" in his prime. Today he is under 6'0" for sure.
Rmwhite401 said on 6/Sep/11
I am sure he has begun loosing some height at 63. But I do agree with all the posts stating he was 6'1"-6'2". There are many videos of him in flat sandals, some he even looks barefoot in, that you can clearly see he is a pretty tall man. I just think he is still a very very handsome man no matter his height. Some people are so unfair in comparing the 20 year old Robert to the modern day Robert. Age changes us all, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. As much as we want to all remain our beautiful 20 year old selves, time marches on, and usually marches right across our face....
God love ya!!
letsgotrippin said on 2/Jul/11
I met Plant in Harvard Square back in 1994 or so. The first thing that struck me was how tall he was-- 6'3" it seemed, but he had his boots on. But I didn't expect him to be so tall.
mcfan said on 14/May/11
Robert Plant was 6ft like Townshend, but wore cowboy boots. Just look at the early Zep concerts where he is only two inches taller than Page who was only 5'10.

Rob, why is Page listed as 5'11? He was only Clapton's height - 5'10. If memory serves me right a former contributor to this site had a photo where he made this claim of 5'11 for Page, but he himself turned out in reality to be roughly 1.5 inches shorter than he claimed, right?
Danimal said on 21/Apr/11
Robert gave the impression of a 6'2"-6'2.5" man barefoot up until the mid 1990's... In recent years he looks to have lost noticeable height. He's only 62/63 years old, but appears to have lost close to 2" in height from his peak.. I think it's due to poor posture and health (he hasn't looked healthy since the 1990's)...
bobo said on 18/Apr/11
im 6 1" and plant was taller than me. I met him about 12 years ago, but he was definatly taller than me, whether he had heals on or not i dont know,
Mark said on 27/Feb/11
I met Robert in 2008 in Austin TX when he appeared there with Allison Krause. He's over 6' trust me people. I'm 6'1" legit & he had me by just a bit. I'd give him 6'1-1/2" to 6'2" at best. But no less.
Brad said on 20/Jan/11
As listed as told to me from somebody who met him this week. Doesn't look well, really aged. No highs to his voice anymore.
A.J. said on 31/Dec/10
If you look at this concert from sidney you can really see his true height. Most of the time they film him from the crowd but, this one is a bootleg from the upper levels. Click Here
Spence said on 23/Dec/10
Definitely 6'1 peak
me said on 1/Dec/10
how do you explain this? He's here with 5.7 glenn. Glenn had more heals, so it puts him somewhere between 5.10 and 5.11. He's can't be 6ft or over.

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LG69 said on 1/Nov/10
Sam, 5'8" was never even in the equation--that's too low. Robert's in the 5'11"-6'0 range.
RPLVR said on 27/May/09
Robert Plant was a larger person than Page. Page always wore tall boots in public so he looked deceivingly taller. I definitely believe Plant was 6'1".
jf said on 13/May/09
I'd bet my life savings Plant never reached 6'1". More like 5'11.5". 6'1" is hysterical. He was really skinny and had long hair which probalby made him appear 2 or more inches taller than actuality. I think he was the tallest member of Zep though, at least 1/2" taller than Pagey. However tall they are, they need to TOUR man I have never got to see my favorite band live!!!!!!!!!
T.J. said on 1/May/09
I just watched a Biography epsidode about Led Zepplin
Jimmy Page looks an inch taller than Plant by an in in every photo
and Page is 5'11"/6' So either Plant's peak was very early in his adult hood or he was never that tall to begin with. He barely pulls of 5'11" in these pics. Let alone 6'1"?
T.J. said on 30/Apr/09
peak of 6'1"
current height 5'10.5" MAYBE 5'11"
Ian said on 26/Apr/09
He isn't 6ft1 he is smaller than John McEnroe who isn't quite a 6fter

My guess is 5ft10 for plant.
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LP said on 12/Apr/09
Plant seemed taller than Bonzo. I found an interesting comment about John Bonham by Eddie Kramer, found at Click Here
- The last photo shows the brewing intensity and just how hard Bonzo hit the drums. He was after all an ex-brick layer who weighed about 250lbs. and was 6
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
Hardly a giant but yes Plant looks like one my dads old surfing buddies, tall, long salty hair and rugged features, they still think its 1973 maaaan!!! even at aged 60+! The guy even drives one of those cool old VW hippie surfer vans!! PLant always looked tall and rangy I thought he had to be near 6'2" in his prime. Certainly doesn't look it above though next to Glenn who somehow often manages to look a good height next to tall guys!! In the right picture Glenn is looking 5'9" because of the shoes I think and he looks like he has the clear footwear advantage. Hey aren;t the rock stars supposed to be the ones wearing the leather shoes?? Plant looks around 6'0.5" if I was to guess.
Ra said on 19/Mar/09
Plant was, and is still, a giant. Look at the length of his legs in other photos and in concerts, regardless of shoes. I don't know how tall his ex-wife is but he towered over her. When you read interviews and comments people made they always remarked on how interesting it was to see this very tall, rugged-looking blonde guy with the incredible other-worldly voice. He is definitely taller than Page, even if he stood up straight. Ever seen that interview of the two of them at a NYC press conference? Jimmy is this little runty thing next to the tall, god-like Plant. Love Jimmy's accent, though. Too bad he's a pervert. Anyway, as long as Plant hasn't shrunk in any other areas...Lord have mercy, will there ever be another man who looks as good in tight jeans as Robert Plant?
T.J. said on 24/Feb/09
Rob, you'll give plant 6'1", when he looks only two inches taller than glenn, but you wont give meat loaf 6ft. when there is the same height diffrence?
T.J. said on 11/Feb/09
Peak of either 6'1" or 6'1.5"
but curent height is more like 5'11"
glenn said on 10/Feb/09
i agree t.j.the pic above right shows plant has shrunk too.
T.J. said on 9/Feb/09
Page is 6'0" but Plant is probablly 5'11"/6'0" nowadays. Would you agree Glenn?
Plant did look close to 6'2" back in the early Zeppelin days, but dosen't quite look that anymore
glenn said on 8/Feb/09
thanks for hearing me out mcfan.i too thought 5-10 above that night.then said 5-11 max.until that converse sneaker day.and he did give a 6-3 illusion or reality actually in afro and cowboy boots to me in 1990.i sat at a table with him and keith richards.too scared to ask for the photo.heard someone else did ask.what a moron i was.i was afraid of getting kicked out.5-10 misunderstanding for page is not unreasonable.hell,i did it too.its when you read 5-9,you cringe.
mcfan said on 7/Feb/09
Yeah, Page was always hard to tell. He would slump a lot when he'd play guitar.
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
jimmy page is 6ft.i always thought 5-11 myself until i saw him in converse amaze my friends where they mentioned how tall he was first.and they arent interested in height.the find it stupid.at least the ones i was with that day.plant told me 6-1.plant shrunk as you can see next to me.pages has some of the worse posture in history.
mcfan said on 5/Feb/09
I still think Plant is 6ft. In the 1970 concert he looks two inches taller than Page. I never knew Page's height, but it lists him as 5'11 although I thought he was 5'10 like Bonham.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
looks 5'11 around you glenn, but agree, a strong 6'1 at one point
glenn said on 1/Jan/09
that would be nice,but he told me he was 6-1.i agree in heels he can look 6-3.
Danimal said on 1/Jan/09
What Glenn said. He was a legit 6'1" and about 5'11" now.
Elian said on 31/Dec/08
Plant was/is every bit of 6'3" Whether he's 'shrunk' or not is another story but I've stood next to him at the Roxy circa '77 and he was well over 6'.
glenn said on 20/Dec/08
5-11ish now.6-1 then.i asked him.
PJ said on 19/Dec/08
Met Robert in '94, I'd say 6' in regular shoes, thus 5'11.
glenn said on 1/Dec/08
never met him.a big fan of both bands.just met nazareth though. a few months back? that was a year ago.
Paul said on 30/Nov/08
Do you know somebody how tall is Ken Hensley from Uriah Heep and Blackfoot?Thanks
Hugh said on 20/Nov/08
Might still be 6ft1. I was at a Zeppelin concert in London a few months back. Onstage Plant looked 2 inches taller than Page.
Samuel said on 13/Nov/08
6 ft 1? It's hard to believe when you see Jimmny page and him play Dazed and Confused in March 1969 in Staines. I would have said 5ft 11 both.
Mark said on 30/Sep/08
I just met Robert in Austin Texas where he performed at the ACL festival with Allison Krauss. He is over 6'1" even still. I'm 6'1/2" & he was at least an inch or 2 taller than me. I'd give him 6'2" easily.
david zeppelin said on 14/Sep/08
stop to lie , everybody , ROBERT PLANT IS 1,79 cm . PAGE is 1,75 , JONESY is 1,70 , I tired to see 1,85 cm , it all lies , STOPPP , 1,79 cm ,

you believe a person who said that tom cruises is 1.75 or higher, jajaaj
I did much research of plant and is height, is so clear , 1,79 , no more , maybe less , open your eyes people , everybody lies in hollywood , or the music business , I m so angry about it , grrrr , have a nice day :)
Middle-sized Cat said on 25/May/08
Jonesy was the only 'short' member of Zeppelin. I once saw him in a local shop, and he was a good 3 inches shorter than myself (I'm 5'10", was possibly 5'11" then). 5'7"? Bonham and Page were both 6' in the day, but Planty was rumoured to be a fair bit taller.
glenn said on 21/Apr/08
he can be a dick.trust me.
Ed said on 20/Apr/08
Robert is over 6" with shoes on, and is the coolest Celeb/Rocker that Ive met.
glenn said on 21/Mar/08
abacab-robert was 6-1 as he told me in 1993.he shrunk a bit.as for alison who i hear isnt nice,she must be at least 5-8.
Jessica said on 20/Mar/08
How tall is Alison Krauss, she doesn't look much shorter than Plant in their video for 'Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)' - she is wearing heels though.
ABACAB said on 14/Mar/08
GLEN,MY UNCLE TOURED W/ZEP IN THE LATE 60'S AND HE SAID ROBERT'S TALL.GLEN, MEASURE YOUR HEIGHT AGAIN-I THINK YOU MIGHT BE MORE TALL THAN 5'8"
Anonymous said on 19/Feb/08
6'1 was robert plant's peak height, now he looks 5'11 nowadays.
Charli said on 17/Dec/07
Plant performed with Brian May on the Freddie tribute and they had identical heights (6'2").
Reminidi said on 1/Sep/07
always understood Hendrix to be about 5-8 to 5-9 (usually wore boots). one tipoff to his avg. height and smallish frame, is that his guitar looks kinda big on him (often a good but not infallible way to judge a gitpickers height - check out angus young for example, his guitar dwarfs him)
glenn said on 24/Aug/07
noel seemed like a grumpy guy until you went up to him.then he was very sweet and interested in what you had to say.he even took pics of the 2 of us on his own camera! ill never forget that.
miles smiles said on 23/Aug/07
It's strange, when I was a kid I would have sworn that Hendrix was 6-0. When you think of him, you think tall and skinny (and the most brilliant guitarist of all-time.) That would be a trip if he were really only 5-9.
5-10 is totally believable, though.....Hey Glenn, did you get a sense that Noel was bitter about the whole Experience and the record industry and his cut, etc?
A friend of mine saw him at a record store in Santa Cruz once, and immediately bought a Fat Mattress record for him to sign. He says he was about 5-6, too.
glenn said on 23/Aug/07
noel redding?(who was the bassist),who i met alot,and lost all the pics,was 5-6.
glenn said on 23/Aug/07
the thing with hendrix and alot of these legends back then is the heels they wore.we can only go by what we know.everyone that met or knew him actually said he was around my height.so i take it he wasnt tall.now i dont think he was 5-8.but 5-9 to 5-10 more like it.i also read 5-10.im glad im not the only one that thinks he looked like rooney.
miles smiles said on 23/Aug/07
Glenn, you're right about Keith's late dad looking like Rooney (there's a somewhat recent picture of them in the new issue of Mojo)....Yeah, I've heard Hendrix was 5-11 from various sources, too, but considering Noel and Mitch were pretty short, it is hard to say. Glenn, I could see 5-10 for Jimi, but do you really think he was as short as 5-9? I think I have a photo somewhere of him with Clapton, and he appeared a bit taller. Couldn't see their footwear, though.
Anonymous said on 21/Aug/07
Hendrix was 5'11" according to an old article in a British magazine (can't remember name of magazine, but the one that would list all the stats of band members). Of course, this magazine probably listed whatever height the musician told them.
glenn said on 20/Aug/07
hendrix was 5-9 or 5-10.i know people that knew him.hendrix father, who i did met was 5-4,5-5.keith richards is 5-9 and his father was 5-2 and stangely resembled mickey rooney.
miles smiles said on 20/Aug/07
How do I start a thread for Jimi Hendrix' height? I've heard he was about 5-11, and he certainly looks it, but it's hard to tell with his thin-cut sixties threads and relatively skinny frame. Anyone got an opinion?
Maltadude said on 18/Jul/07
Hello everyone. I just went for his concert in Malta tonight, and sneaked in at the back stage after the concert. I saw him 5 meters away from me. Besides bad posture Plant is at least 6 feet tall, closer to 6'1.
Brad said on 16/Apr/07
No, they were stronger in '83. I saw them inside in Hartford Ct. and they blew the roof off that place in '83. Much better sound system. In clubs, a lot of bands had mushy sound and not much to work with as a set with one LP out. The Who/Clash show at Shea Stadium in '82 was awesome.
glenn said on 13/Apr/07
my friend beats us all.he saw the new yardbirds and the original jeff beck group.not too mention he saw and knew hendrix and joplin.hung out with vincent price,anton levay and knew l ron hubbard.i dont want to repeat the secrets of scientology.use your imagination.whats the sound you hear at 4-5 am in the street? no not the birds,but thats close.
Viper said on 12/Apr/07
Oh man, 2 dollars to see the Police in 79? That sounds like heaven, literally. I have the Police live double disc and the 79 Boston show on there is just flat out unbeleivable. Cant imagine seeing them in 79. Their 83 Atlanta show sounds really polished and tame in comparison.
Brad said on 12/Apr/07
Hey, I saw The Police for $2 in '79.Paid in pocket change, some pennies included. I just spent $250 for 1 ticket for them the other day. Central Park Schaefer/Dr. Pepper Summer series was great. $3.50 or less for most of the 70's. I had a '72 Cadillac Coup Deville in '79...about 12 MPG. At $1 a gallon who cared? I saw 77 cents a gallon in '92 in Waco Texas. You think the oil companies are killin' us?
Viper said on 11/Apr/07
3.50 for a concert ticket just blows me away. And then Gas at 60 cents!!! LOL
Brad said on 10/Apr/07
I get the L.A. Weekly to see if anything is worthwhile in the concert scene there. The Whiskey, House Of Blues, etc. are just buried in bad music. I'll take the '85-'90 hair metal over what's out there now. The kicker is, you have to pay high prices to see that schlock not to mention $3.19 a gallon there. I'd bury WPLJ in concert contest entries to get that $3.50 ticket. Man, $3.50 was a lotta $ in '75. Gas was 60 cents.
Anthony said on 10/Apr/07
Being born in 1990, I grew up oissed I missed all the big acts. I do have the Zeppelin boxed set that came out a few years ago, so I guess it's good enough. Seeing Waters next month at The Garden. I don't expect the inflated pig to cameo.
glenn said on 10/Apr/07
you rule over me in that capacity brad.i was at a age were i missed alot.yet caught some.original guns and roses first appearence here 20 years ago was one great one.not too many others.i did attend alot of concerts though.now the prices are sickening.i usually cant afford it.
Brad said on 9/Apr/07
If yer in high school in the mid seventies and Madison Square Garden is $3.80 roundtrip away on the New Haven Railroad and concerts are $7 to see Zep/Who/Sabbath,Dead, Stones, Kiss,Zappa, Bowie etc. you go.I saw Zeppelin 6 times. Pink Floyd 6 times. At MSG they bombed the poor inflated pig with cherry bombs in '77. Roger Waters was furious. NYC audiences are totally different than anywhere else: big time. Cheap tickets. The Central Park series was about $3 each show in the 70's. Ronstadt/Ramones/Blondie/Talking Heads, etc.. Music today is expensive & sucks.
Viper said on 9/Apr/07
Im jellous at all the concerts youve seen Brad.
glenn said on 9/Apr/07
all those acts including manowar held world records with guiness.maybe not zep.
Brad said on 9/Apr/07
The Who were really loud in '76. The Ox had his sound so loud Pete never went near his side of the stage. Moon had so many tom tom's it was insane. Daltrey was always mad at the sound guy. I never saw Deep Purple, but, I've been told they were really loud. Rod Stewart in '79 was really loud. I think he had Carmine Appice with a massive kit. Zeppelin in '75 was ridiculous loud. That theramin "Whole Lotta Love" segment is still ringing in my ears.
E said on 6/Apr/07
Maybe when I met him he had large boots on but he was looking more like 6-2 or 6-3...anyway great guy and rock legend.
Anthony said on 1/Apr/07
Agreed. Though The Who would probably accomplish that task first, considering they were named The Loudest Band Ever.
Viper said on 1/Apr/07
If theres any band I would let destroy my ears, it would be Led Zep.
Brad said on 1/Apr/07
He stood really tall with his shoulders back when I saw him with Led Zeppelin. Nowadays he hunches forward with his shoulders down. He doesn't wear big 70's shoes anymore. That band destroyed my ears in '75. 6' 1" in '75 easy.
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
absolutely anthony.
Anthony said on 29/Mar/07
I still say at least 6'1 at his peak. I don't think a guy who can look 6'4 in boots would be less than that. Not to mention I've seen pics of him in his prime without the big boots and he looks at least an inch taller than both 6' Page and 6' Bonham.
Alexander said on 29/Mar/07
I'd wager 5-11.75 tops, gotta remember he was thinny and wore big boots thru the glory days, made him look taller, plus Page usuewlly wore flat soles, he is really around Bob's size maybe half inch smallest at most.
tubbs said on 13/Mar/07
This guy is pretty confusing. Saw him on the Freddie Mercury tribute concert on DVD, and when everyone who performed got on stage at the end, Plant towered over almost everyone, including Brian May, I also know a guy who is 6'1 atleast, who met him in Kidderminster and described him as around 6'3". Then I was stood next to Plant at a Wolves game about 3 years ago, and he seemed a couple of inches shorter than me. My estimation was that he was 5'11, maybe he had bad posture, but he certainly didn't look the 6'2+ guy that he has done in the past.
siri said on 12/Mar/07
"Plant always wore tremendous high heels" In the later years, yes. However in a lot of Zep footage he is wearing sandals of the indian style. very very flat shoes. never met him, but I'll buy 6ftish because back in his youth he was built a lot like my boyfriend who is 6'2. Some people look short (i.e. Tom Cruise) and lie about their hight, but Percy just looks tall. Weight gain and age may make him appear shorter if he isn't actually, or he may just slouch.
Brad said on 6/Mar/07
He's lost height. In Zeppelin he wore big heels and stood tall with his head back, nowadays he's onstage in sneakers or Moroccan slipper things and kinda bent over. Looks smaller. His head got wider, big time.
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/07
I met Robert 7-8 years ago and he was at least 6' then. I would've said 6'2" after I met him but looking at the pic again recently, I think 6' (but not under) would be more accurate. No doubt he was 6'1" before shrinking from age.
Elle said on 27/Jan/07
Pat Metheny is NOT 5'5"! I have a picture of myself with him as well as Herbie Hancock (who I know for years and he's 5'10") backstage at the Beacon, and I am 5'11", female, and was wearing one inch heels at the time. Pat is 5'9", at LEAST 5'8.5". One of these days I'll get the picture of the three of us on this site. But Pat is no shrimp, just average height.
Glenn said on 4/Nov/06
My friend screwed up sending the pics,so a slight delay.Schenker is always first consideration in alot bands.Ratt,at least.
Middle-sized Cat said on 4/Nov/06
You won't believe it, etc., but Purple's 1st choice to replace Blackmore in '93 was Michael Schenker! Out of the frying pan. Musically, it would've been incredible, but MS had just rejoined UFO (and, despite all the aggro, they made 3 brilliant albums with him). Satriani was suggested by Mr.Udo, Japanese promoter. He did a fantastic job. Steve Morse joined in '95, and has done great work with what is now Deep Purple Mk.8! One listen to Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming will show that DP CAN exist without RB (and Blackmore is a huge fan of Bolin, Satriani and Morse!). Sorry, off topic...
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Nov/06
Morse is definitely one of those cats who looks taller than he actually is. I was expecting 5'10"+.

Can't wait to see the pics, Glenn!
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
Glover is 5-8,so makes sense.but Morse rocks those heels.
Middle-sized Cat said on 3/Nov/06
Steve Morse looks taller than he is. Good posture? He pilots small 'planes a lot. He's pretty much the same as Roger Glover - 2 inches or so shorter than Blackmore. So Gillan looks taller than ever, especially now he's really slim!
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
Dr.Ray-and you could be right about Morse.I submitted some pics just now.some of which was the topic of conversation the music names.enjoy.youll be amused for sure.keep in mind Im 5-7 in a few pics at the tender age of 19,20.hopefully Padraig will post fast.
D. Ray Morton said on 2/Nov/06
Thanks, Glenn. You're probably right on Morse. I've only met him a couple of times, last time in '94. For some reason I remember him being a little taller than me, though I'm pretty sure he was wearing boots, too.

5'9" seems right for Browne, the more photos I see. I did meet him once - when I was five. (Obviously, he was a little taller than me at the time!)

Good call on James Jamerson.

I've asked before, but how tall was Jaco?

Forgot to add Pretty Purdie to the drummer list. Not sure on his height, but think around 5'6".
Anthony said on 2/Nov/06
James was brilliant. The Funk Brothers as a whole are incredibly underrated. If anyone gets a chance to see "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown", it's well worth it.

"Steve Wonder (5'11")"

Stevie's more 6'1.

And as far as vocalists go, though I lmited mine strictly to rock, I don't think there was a vocalist quite like Sinatra. Though the man didn't play his own instrument or write his own songs, I consider him a genius. Stevie Van Zant said that Sintra's tyle and voice were so unique and distinct that it was as if he had rewritten the song just for him. Once Frank sang a song, it was all his.
Glenn said on 2/Nov/06
In fact,now that I remember it,James is considered the most important bass player of all time.good work Brad.Im impressed.
Glenn said on 2/Nov/06
Yes,James is a legend Brad.good taste you have. Dr.Ray-nice list.except Morse is 5-7,5-8 to me.maybe Im wrong.Jackson Browne was around alot recently.I was too busy.a woman I know said 5-8.that could mean 5-9 as well.
Brad said on 2/Nov/06
James Jamerson Jr. is in the top 5 bassists of all time. That bozo Berry Gordy Jr. didn't even leave him a ticket for the Motown 25 Special. He died almost broke. His beat sold millions of Motown Records. Keith Moon was the best drummer I've ever seen though he was all over his kit splashing cymbals and standing up doing jokes etc.. Plant seems to think his tours without Page are as good as without. No Robert, good, not great. John Paul Jones is the greatest rock arranger.
D. Ray Morton said on 1/Nov/06
Can't choose five. Can't even choose ten. Some random faves, in no particular order:

Vocalists:

Billie Holiday (5'5")
Steve Wonder (5'11")
Fiona Apple (5'2")
Maude Maggart (5'5")
Peter Gabriel (5'11")
Ian Anderson (5'9")
Bebel Gilberto (5'2")
Kate Bush (5'4")
Jackson Browne (can't remember)
Glenn Danzig (4'3")
John Arch (???)
Freddie Mercury (5'9")
Youssou N'Dour (6'1")
Salif Keita (5'9")
Thione Seck (6')
Frank Sinatra (5'7"-5'8")

Guitarists:

Allan Holdsworth (5'11")
Shawn Lane (5'6"-5'7")
Steve Morse (5'9")
Larry Carlton (???)
Pat Metheny (5'5")
Michael Hedges (5'10")
Tommy Bolin (???)
Jimi Mbaye (6'6")
Dave Fiuczynski (5'10")

Bassists:

Dave Holland (5'8"-5'9")
Habib Faye (5'11")
Oteil Burbridge (5'10")
Victor Wooten (5'4")
Guy N'Sangue (5'6")
Me'Shell Ndegeocello (5'1")
Geddy Lee (5'10")

Drummers:

Tony Williams (5'5")
Louie Bellson (5'7")
John Bonham (5'11"?)
Billy Cobham (5'10")
Manu Katche (5'9")
Rodney Holmes (5'5")
Dave Garibaldi (6'2"ish)
Cyril Atef (6'1")
Airto Moriera (6'2")
Stewart Copeland (6'2")
Lenny White (5'9")
Richie Hayward (???)
Dafnis Prieto (5'6")
Steve Gadd (5'6"-5'7")
Steve Smith (5'6"-5'7")
Glenn said on 31/Oct/06
I dont anything about Heep except the music.Look at Yourself is one greatest albums ever made.I also love Abominog and Fallen Angel.
Middle-sized Cat said on 31/Oct/06
Thanks, Glenn. By the way, I'd put Ken Hensley at a good 6'; he seemed taller than the average Heepster (Mick Box is 5'7", I think, and the late Gary Thain looked tall due to being very slim. Am not a Heep fan, but I do like Firefly and Abominog - both of which fail to feature poor old David Byron (5'10").

Pianists:

Jon Lord (6');
Kate BUsh (5'4"?);
Colin Towns (5'7");
Verden Allen (5'9");
and Rick Wakeman (6'3").

Solo singers (can't choose just 5 rock singers!):

Harry Nilsson (6'5", apparently);
Gilbert O'Sullivan (5'10");
Kate Bush (again);
Carole Beyer-Sager (5'3"?);
and Gordon Haskell (5'8" - met him years ago).
Glenn said on 31/Oct/06
Enthwistle was a God.Jones was multi talented genius as well.
Anthony said on 30/Oct/06
I suppose amongst metalheads, Joh may be ignored, but whenever I get into a discussion on bassists in general, meatl, orkc or otherwise, Entwistle is generally the first or one of the first brought up when discussing th best. I have to admit as a Zeppelin fan, JPJ, while no doubt an excellent bassist, was even better at other instruemtns. He was a fantastic keyboardist, and he plays the best mandolin I've ever heard on "Going To California".
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Well amongst Metal heads when I grew up,Enthwistle was rarely brought up.though not Metal,The Who has Metal moments or structures in their music.you here the influence they had on Wasp,Iron Maiden and Rush.and not to mention Townsends Metal guitar antics that he invented.yeah,I have a lost photo of Ray Davies and me.I wouldve thought 5-10.but my memory is foggy.
Glenn said on 29/Oct/06
Love all your picks, Anthony.you too Cat.I also agree with Wonder at 6ft.
Anthony said on 29/Oct/06
Glenn, I wouldn't call Entwistle underrated at all, nor would I call him overrated. John gets all the respect he deserves. Whenever I have discussions about Best Bassist, he's always the first name to come up.

Personal Faves For Me:

Lead Singers
Plant (6'1 peak / 5'11.5 now)
Daltrey (5'6)
Jagger (5'9 / 5'10)
Mercury (5'9)
Ray Davies (5'11.75) (Hey Glenn, ever met Ray?)

Guitarists
Page (6' peak / 5'11 now)
Hendrix (I've seen 5'11 but I think more 5'9-ish)
Clapton (5'9)
Townshend (6'1-6'2 peak, 6' nowadays)
Richards (5'9)

Bass
John Entwistle (I'd say 5'10-ish, that 5'8 seems a bit low. John had a tendency to look as tall as Pete, something a guy of 5'8 wouldn't be able to normally do)
Paul McCartney (5'11 peak / 5'10 now)
John Paul Jones (5'8)
Bill Wyman (5'6)
Roger Deacon (5'9)

Singer / Songwriters
Dylan (5'6)
Marley (5'6)
Wonder (6'1 at least)
Lennon (5'10)
Nick Cave (6'2.5)
Middle-sized Cat said on 28/Oct/06
Great idea, Glenn.

Guitarists: Blackmore (5'11"), Schenker (Michael) (5'10"), Moore (Gary) (5'8"), Santana (5'9"), and Page (5'11"). Also rate Mick Ralphs (5'10"), who's technically great, but not as fast as the others.
Anthony said on 28/Oct/06
Top 5 Rock Piano Players / Keyboardists:

Elton John 5'6
Billy Joel 5'4
Ray Manzareck 6'0.5
Ian McLagan 5'5
Stevie Wonder 6'1 minimum (I really do think the even 6' he's listed at is too low)
Glenn said on 28/Oct/06
I should make it clear its personal faves for all.Watts is the most simple of the bunch,but like Moon,a God.Enthwistle,John Paul Jones,Ron Wood and Dunaway are the most underated Bass players.now for guitars-Edward Van Halen 5-8,Tony Iommi 6ft, Ritchie Blackmore 5-11,Akira Takasaki 5-4,Yngwie Malmsteen 6-3. Vocals-Paul Dianno5-11(Iron Maiden),Ronnie James Dio 5-2,Freddie Mercury 5-9,Mike Patton 5-9,Jeff Scott Soto 6-3(Yngwie Malmsteen,solo artist,Journey. Keyboards-Jon Lord 6ft,Van Halen,Ken Hensley?(Uriah Heep),Keith Emerson 5-8?,Gary Numan 5-8. Entertainers/Frontman - David Lee Roth 6ft,Mick Jagger 5-10,Mike Patton,Robert Plant 6-1,King Diamond 5-6. Songwriters-Jagger/Richards, Plant/Page, Mccartney(5-11/Lennon 5-10),Steve Harris,Van Halen. Tuba-just kidding. again,these aremy PERSONAL faves.
Anthony said on 28/Oct/06
Top Rock Keyboardists:

Elton John 5'6 (possibly 5'7 peak)
Billy Joel 5'4
Ian McLagan 5'5
Ray Manzareck 6'0.5 (I think)
Stevie Wonder (if he counts) 6'1
Glenn said on 27/Oct/06
Any other top 5 drummers picks? lets all pick a top 5 for each insrument,and we will also discuss height on each.cool everyone? top bass-Steve Harris5-8,Geezer5-6,Sheehan 6-2,Dennis Dunaway ?,Geddy Lee 5-10.
Anthony said on 27/Oct/06
I agree that Moon wasn't as technically accomplished as a lot of other drummers, but the man still influenced a great number of drummers and that can't be denied. I have a friend who is an incredible drummer and he cites Moon as his primary influence.

And yes, Entwistle played the bass like no one I've ever heard. The man pretty much put the bass on the map, as up until he came along it was largely shoved into the background. He made it much more prevalent to the point where it became almost like a lead instrument. I'm not much as a musician, so I wouldn't know.

Top 5 Bassists for me: The Ox, McCartney, JPJ, Wyman, Deacon.
Glenn said on 27/Oct/06
I respect that Anthony.Moon never did anything for me though.great indeed.Enthwistle on the other hand blew my mind.maybe cause Im more a bass player.
Anthony said on 26/Oct/06
Sorry, but any Top 5 without Moon is invalid to me. No offense. My picks

Bonham
Moon
Watts
Paice
Taylor
Glenn said on 26/Oct/06
For me its Bill Ward,Vinnie Appice,Neil Peart,Cozy Powell,Tommy Aldridge.
Middle-sized Cat said on 26/Oct/06
Could the 5 best rock drummers be these? Paice, Powell, Bonham, Downey, Baker.
Glenn said on 25/Oct/06
Oh,I found the Reb pic.yeah,5-10.
Glenn said on 24/Oct/06
Yeah,Cozy might be in the top 5 greatest ever drummers.
D. Ray Morton said on 24/Oct/06
Thanks, Glenn, that'd be great. Cozy was one-of-a-kind.
Middle-sized Cat said on 23/Oct/06
Thanks again, Glenn. Missed the info re Cozy first time; sorry to repeat myself. Would love to see photo.
Glenn said on 22/Oct/06
Ill try if I find time.dont have a computer.luckily,I found it,now misplaced it.it was lost for years.great guy.a disgusting loss.
D. Ray Morton said on 21/Oct/06
"I have a photo with Cozy."

Wow! Could you please put it up?
Glenn said on 20/Oct/06
I have a photo with Cozy.yeah,5-10 with a slouch that gave me an appearence of 5-8.
Middle-sized Cat said on 19/Oct/06
Glenn - Have wondered how tall Cozy Powell (who played on Plant's 1st solo album) is, for ages. Any idea, please? My guess is 5'10" - almost as tall as Blackmore, a bit taller than Glover.
Glenn said on 10/Oct/06
I never saw Paul in my life.my guess was 5-8.guess Im wrong.Marc Bolan I forgot about hearing he was short.yeah,I think I heard 5-5.
Middle-sized Cat said on 6/Oct/06
I heard Paul Rodgers was actually 5'4". Ronnie James Dio expressed annoyance that "Paul Rodgers and Marc Bolan never got the 'short' jibes (I) get!" So they must all be similarly small. Tallest Bad Company man is Mick Ralphs (5'10",0,0); Burrell and Kirke are both 5'9", I believe.
Anthony said on 5/Oct/06
I'd say Rogers is 5'6 as well, especially if Plant is 5'11-is nowadays. I see about 5 inches between them. Rodgers comes just below Plant's eye level.
Slickster7 said on 5/Oct/06
How tall is Paul Rodgers? I'm guessing about 5ft 5" or 5ft 6" barefoot. I think I remember reading in the accompanying booklet with Free's 'Songs Of Yesterday' box set that Paul Rodgers was under 5 ft 6" when he joined Free back in 1968 (he would've been 19, approaching 20, back then . . . he might have grown an inch or two after that, though). These days Paul Rodgers wears shoes with relatively big heels (an inch-and-a-half), and probably wears lifts (reason I say this is because he's completely transformed his image over the past 5 years; now he's all sun-tanned, hair-implanted and wears flashy clothes at his live concerts . . . a guy of his short stature would, imo, take the time to look taller, too). I'd say Rodgers is at the max 5ft 7" barefoot. Realistically, though, he's probably 5ft 6".
Slickster7 said on 5/Oct/06
How tall is Paul Rodgers? I'm guessing about 5ft 5" or 5ft 6" with normal footwear. I think I remember reading in the accompanying booklet with Free's 'Songs Of Yesterday' box set that Paul Rodgers was under 5 ft 6" when he joined Free back in 1968 (he would've been 19, approaching 20, back then . . . he might have grown an inch or two after that, though). These days Paul Rodgers wears shoes with relatively big heels (an inch-and-a-half), and probably wears lifts (reason I say this is because he's completely transformed his image over the past 5 years; now he's all sun-tanned, hair-implanted and wears flashy clothes at his live concerts . . . a guy of his short stature would, imo, take the time to look taller, too). I'd say Rodgers is at the max 5
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
How tall is Paul Rodgers?
Anthony said on 2/Oct/06
Plant with Paul Rodgers:

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Glenn said on 2/Oct/06
Interesting D.
anonymous said on 2/Oct/06
I met hiim a few years ago and he was definitely over 6'. I would have guessed 6'2 and he was in sneakers, 6'1 seems reasonable.
Danimal said on 1/Oct/06
Plant also performed on Letterman 9 years later and was a bit shorter than his 1993 performance.
Chris said on 24/Sep/06
Great find Danimal. Plant wore boots and looked the same height as Letterman.
Danimal said on 18/Sep/06
A great comparison. Robert performing on Letterman in 1993. Neither man lost any height by this point(both around 45). Wait until the end of the song to see them standing next to each other. Dave WAS 6'2": Click Here
Anthony said on 15/Sep/06
Glenn is not lying. Plant was at least 6'1 in the Zeppelin days, and still looked it up until a few years ago. He's a tall man.

Also, here's some further proof:

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The guy next to Plant is Peter Grant, their road manager. He was at least 6'2. Plant is no more than inch shorter.
mcfan said on 15/Sep/06
TaylorJ, I never said Plant was 6'1 or 6'2. I've always heard 6ft for Plant and judging from him around other people of similar height, 6ft seemed right. It was his cowboy boots with 2.5 inch heels that he always wore in the concerts that made him look almost 6'3. He might very well be 5'11 now because he is almost 60.
Middle-sized Cat said on 15/Sep/06
I saw JPJ in my local newsagent 20 years ago. I was almost 5'11" then (am nearer 5'10" now, following back trouble), and JPJ was 5'8-and-a-bit. If the guy I thought was Plant once, 6'3" seems about right. Page and Bonham were both 6' in the '70s.
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
Wait till you see my pic where Plant looks 6-4 next to me! in heels of course.Taylor,get a life.
TaylorJ said on 14/Sep/06
glenn mcfan anthony exagerate hieghts.5/11 was plant.walked passed me in bahamaz 1992 barefeet.only 5/11.glenn is lier.
John said on 13/Sep/06
1973 6feet tall.same as me.other two were five eight or nine.only saw drummer from backstage sitting.
Glenn said on 10/Sep/06
Quinn-For you to take the time and write that is sad.if you find all this stupid,your even more stupid and have no life to write that.this forum isnt for everyone and its not intended for putting down people.its sole purpose is the mystery of the varying heights of celeb.such as 5-7 to 6-1.5 sightings of Stallone.have fun elsewhere.
Quinn said on 10/Sep/06
whats the big deal man? really. i love robert plant more then anything in the world. he is the only person i idolize but you dont see me talking for half an hour about how tall he is and how tall he is in his boots. you are just trying to think you guys know soo much about him and are the biggest fans with all this information but your not any of that. it doesnt matter how tall he is or how short he is, hes the same person he has always been and thats what i love. but you people are f***ed.
Glenn said on 5/Sep/06
If I was rich Id hire you to take down heights when Im under pressure or on the run.
Anthony said on 4/Sep/06
Thank you, Glenn.
Glenn said on 4/Sep/06
Correct on all Anthony.
Anthony said on 3/Sep/06
No. Bonham and Page were both around 6'. Jones was 5'8, MAYBE 5'9 on a good day. Plant was always at least an inch taller than both of them. And Glenn said Townshend looked 6'2 to him.
mcfan said on 31/Aug/06
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I would guess Jones was 5'8, Bonham 5'10, Page 5'10, and Plant 6ft.

Plant was notorious for his boots adding 2-3 inches to himself so it's no surprise that he comes across as 6'2/6'3 at times in the old footage. He's obviously less than 6ft now. I can tell he's the same height as 6ft Townshend.
Glenn said on 13/Aug/06
Not true.I have a friend at 40 who shrunk at least an inch.Plant was 6-4 because of the boots.
Linda said on 13/Aug/06
Robert Plant is 6'1" tall. Some years ago he was here for a concert and happened to be staying at a hotel where I was picking up tickets for a New Year's bash. He literally mowed me down on his way out of the building. He helped me up off the floor and he felt so badly that he bought me a drink in the lounge and we talked for awhile. He was very nice. He offered me tickets to see his show but I wasn't much of a fan of his so I lied and said I had something going on that night.
Anonymous said on 11/Aug/06
Plant is not old enough to have shrunk much although a car accident is mentioned below and it is suggested this effected his stature. Guys don't shrink much until they get into their 60s and 70s.
Danimal said on 8/Aug/06
Anthony the way that's phrased makes the statement ambiguous. 6'4" in boots is not the same as 6'4" with his boots on.
Anthony said on 7/Aug/06
Glenn meant 6'4 in boots.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Well, his boots could have had 3" heels Glenn. Did you mean he looked 6'4" in his boots, or 6'4" plus his boots?
mcfan said on 7/Aug/06
I think he looks 5'11 now. An old magazine I have stated he was 6ft. He probably was. He was notorious for huge heels...cowboy boots mainly.
Anthony said on 1/Aug/06
Even without boots, as already stated, Plant was still quite tall in his prime. 6'1 - 6'2 is about the right estimate.
Glenn said on 30/Jul/06
first time I met him he was 6-4 in boots.wait till you see that one.
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/06
He looks towering in all the old photos. I always thought he was at least 6'2''. I'm really surprised by the photos with Glenn. He looks barely 6 ft.
Danimal said on 24/Jul/06
Cause I saw him perform Darkness Darkness on Dave Letterman sometime in 2002 (could have even been 2003) and he appeared marginally shorter than Dave. Could be that he was just under 6'1".
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
Correct Danimal.
Danimal said on 24/Jul/06
Plant looked a solid 6'1" even up until 2002.
Anthony said on 23/Jul/06
JPJ was the shortest Led Zeppelin member. In just about every pic I've seen of him the tallest I've seen him look is just under 5'10.

Page was at least 5'11 when he was younger. I have seen pics of him looking 6', though his shoes, though not as extravagant as Plant, had fairly high heels. Plant I've come close to the conclusion that he was 6'2 during Led Zep's glory days, but after his car crash in 1976, he lost some height early on due to the damage he did to his back and ankles (he was in a wheelchair for a good portion of the "Presence" sessions and tour rehearsals during that period).
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
No, Page isnt 5-11.he is 6ft.and Jones is 5-8,possibly 5-9 in his youth.I have multiple photos over a 16 year period.I KNOW there heights.Page even looked 6-3 once in boots and afro.saw him once at the airport in his sneakers and my friends and I discussed and sized him up at 6ft,in amazement.Plant mightve been 6-2 in his youth,but why did he tell me 6-1? and how do explain him looking 5-11 in my recent pic? you guys need to study footwear more and understand posture more.Page has horrible posture and wore flats.Plant wore crazy heels and had better posture.I have Stallone posture.
Bluto said on 22/Jul/06
Watch the concert footage on the LZ double DVD set. He towers over Page and looks about 6'3".
Glenn said on 28/Jun/06
Not true.my friend claimed 5-10.5,and 13 years ago did kind of look it.now at the age of 41,looks 5-8.5,5-9.weight gain and weight lifting gave him this appearence,I think.
Ramiro said on 28/Jun/06
Rob explains it very well at the top, Plant perhaps was 6'1'' at his peak but now he lost about 1.5 inches and is under 6 feet. When you look at him beside Tom Jones, who is 5'10'' or 5'10.5'' Plant looks in the 5'11'' range. That's a great and exhaustive explanation. Nobody can be mislead reading Rob's explanation.
Ramiro said on 28/Jun/06
Sorry, I make a mistake, 1.5 inches would be 3.81 cm, and 1 inch would be 2.54 cm. I still think that is is too much for a 57 years old man. No way for a man in his 30s for losing 1 inch unless serious and rare diseases. Perhaps in the "english" world 1 inch means little difference but here in Spain we use the more accurate, in my humble opinion, metric system and 1 inch is a BIG difference. Even 0.5 inches is quite noticeable (1.27 cm). To see pictures or pics is a very bad system to measure heights and here it seems like if everyone could give the exact height of a man only watching at the man or looking at a picture forgeting all the factors that distort the appreciation of the human eye visually and physically.
Glenn said on 27/Jun/06
YOU, think twice Ramiro.the man is near 60 and your telling me thats too young to lose height? I have friends in their late 30s that lost an inch.and to put 5-11 down would make people think he was always 5-11.the man is now a hair under 6ft actually,not 5-11.and 6ft on the nose in 2001 and 6-1 in early 90s.I have 5 photos with him since 1993.I see him enough,and saw him 3 days ago.
Ramiro said on 27/Jun/06
Misleading? I think that Rob is absolutely correct. Plant said he was 6'1'' but then he looked more in the 5'11'' range, so it is correct to put the peak height and an explanation about current height. And as I've said before I think that his current height is not far from his peak height, he is too young to lose that height (more than 1 inch or at least 1 inch, 5.08 cm!!!). Please, think twice what you're saying.
Ramiro said on 27/Jun/06
If he is under 6' now it is impossible that he were even 6'1'' before. That would be a big difference and he is still too young to lose that height. It is very difficult to appreciate exact height only seeing the man, there are a lot of factors that distort the appreciation including the fact that he is wearing footwear, the probability of wearing lifts, the impact of the myth, the errable human eye.....
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Thanks Rob.but in his case,he truly was 6-1.5-11 is misleading.
Anthony said on 26/Jun/06
One thing is for sure, the Tall Cool One has definitely filled out as far as girth goes. He's definitely below 6' today. 5'11 seems about right.

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