Kenny Rogers attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston and joined his first band, The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band dissolved after their front man left to go solo. He starred as race car driver Brewster Baker in the 1982 comedy/drama film Six Pack. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
Plant quit his training as a chartered accountant and became deeply involved in the England Midlands blues scene. After Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980, he began working as a solo artist. In 2007, he released a critically acclaimed duet album with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss called Raising Sand.