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Former wife of Robert Plant
Maureen Wilson was born in the East India, but was raised in England. She has one sister.
Robert was married to Maureen Wilson on November 9, 1968 after having known each other for two years (they met in 1966, at a Georgie Fame concert). They had three children: Carmen Jane, born 21 October 1968; Karak, circa 1971; and Logan Romero, born January 21 1979. Robert was present for the birth of all 3 of their children.
The day after the last Earls Court date, on March 26th 1975, Robert Plant, Maureen, and their two children set out on a trip to Marrakech, Morocco. Page, Martin and their daughter, Scarlet, joined the Plants in June. The two families travelled through July and wound up on the Greek island of Rhodes. On August 3rd, Page left to check on some property in Sicily. The next day, Maureen Plant was driving her family and Scarlet Page in a rented car down a narrow road on the island when she lost control. The car hit a tree hard. Robert thought his wife was dead. His children were badly injured, though Scarlet was unhurt. Robert`s ankle was severely broken. Martin had been following in the car behind. She called Richard Cole back in London: The medical care on the island might not be enough for Maureen, who had lost a lot of blood and might die. Cole arranged to get Robert and his family back to England, where Maureen would remain in the hospital for weeks; Robert, however, had to leave immediately, due to tax laws.
Doctors told Plant he would not be able to walk for months—in fact, they thought he might never walk again unaided. The group would not be able to tour for a year or more, if ever. Plant and Page sequestered themselves in Malibu and began writing material that was leaner and more hard-hitting. In November, Led Zeppelin travelled to Munich and recorded Presence. Released in April 1976, Presence conveyed the sense of a band up against bad odds, fighting back. "Achilles Last Stand" was about the car accident.
Karac Plant was at the tender age of five when he became suddenly ill with an unidentified viral infection. On July 26th 1977, Led Zeppelin traveled to New Orleans for the next show. As they were checking into the hotel, Robert Plant received a call from his wife: Karac was seriously ill. Two hours later, Maureen called back; their son was dead. He was six.
Robert and Maureen divorced in 1982, but still remain friends.
Maureen dated Ian Hatton, guitarist for Bonham, and current producer, on or around 1991.
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