Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant gives surprise performance at bar’s open mic night

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In an unforeseen twist of fate, the patrons of a Scottish tavern were graced with the impromptu performance of Robert Plant, the iconic vocalist of Led Zeppelin, during an open mic soirée on a recent Tuesday.

Following a concert with his ensemble, Saving Grace, at a proximate theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland, Plant and his comrades ventured to the alehouse, Under the Hammer, where the establishment eagerly shared the serendipitous occurrence on Facebook.

“A visitation by a luminary of the Rock ‘n’ Roll pantheon and Commander of the British Empire is a rarity indeed, but last evening we were bestowed with the distinguished company of Led Zeppelin’s ROBERT PLANT!” exclaimed the tavern in a Facebook dispatch.

“Subsequent to their Saving Grace performance at Tivoli, Robert and his companions graced our open mic session, enchanting us with their rendition of ‘I Bid You Goodnight.’ An evening for the annals!” the message further elaborated.

Jamie Rodden, the steward of the open mic revelries, remarked on the rock legend’s decorum, noting that Plant allocated time to appreciate the artistry of other musicians before ascending the stage himself.

“His arrival, roughly an hour prior to conclusion, was not marked by ego; rather, he genuinely engaged with the performances of others,” Rodden shared with the BBC.

Robert Plant’s tenure with Led Zeppelin, from 1968 to the demise of the band in 1980 following John Bonham’s tragic death due to alcohol intoxication, alongside John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, solidified their legacy in the annals of music history.

Their anthem, “Stairway to Heaven,” was at the heart of a contentious legal dispute with the American ensemble Spirit, which alleged theft of a musical riff by Page and Plant. However, in 2020, a legal victory absolved Plant and Page of copyright infringement, averting potential financial repercussions in the millions.

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