The Honeydrippers - 1984
Just one year after Led Zeppelin broke up, Jimmy Page teamed up with former Yes members Chris Squire and Alan White to form a new supergroup they called XYZ, which was short for "ex-Yes and Zeppelin." The only problem was they needed a vocalist. Robert Plant came by a single rehearsal, but ultimately decided to focus on his solo career. XYZ died before they had a chance to release any material. That same year Robert Plant formed the Honeydrippers, a side project devoted to swing and rockabilly music from the Fifties and early Sixties. The group then went largely dormant until 1984, when Plant called them back together to cut an EP. By this point Jimmy Page was invited to join the fold. Much to everyone's surprise, their cover of "Sea of Love" became a pretty big hit. The EP came out in September of 1984, but the group split soon afterwards.