‘Sea of Love’ Robert Plant’s The Honeydrippers

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“Sea of Love” is a song written by Philip Baptiste (better known as Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. It was the only top-40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit.

  • Robert Plant’s Honeydrippers did a cover of this song in 1984, on The Honeydrippers: Volume One.
  • This version went on to reach No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1985 and No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart in 1984.
  • The Honeydrippers was known as a rock and roll band of the 1980s, deriving their name from Roosevelt Sykes, an American blues singer also known as “Honeydripper”. Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant formed the group in 1981 to satisfy his long-time goal in having a rock band with a heavy rhythm and blues basis.

    Formed originally in Worcestershire, the band was also composed of fellow former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page; Jeff Beck (a former Yardbirds member like Page); and other friends and well-known studio musicians including original Judas Priest guitarist Ernest Chataway. The band released only one recording, an EP titled The Honeydrippers: Volume One, on 12 November 1984.

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