On October 21st, an extraordinary musical moment unfolded in the UK when the legendary Robert Plant took the stage at a charity concert. This performance marked a historic occasion, as it was the very first time he had ever performed “Stairway To Heaven” as a solo act, and it also marked the song’s return to his repertoire since the iconic Led Zeppelin reunion back on December 10, 2007.
The stage was set for this remarkable event by none other than Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, who organized The Concert Platform, a heartfelt fundraiser for cancer awareness. The venue, Soho Farmhouse in the UK, witnessed Plant’s soul-stirring rendition of “Stairway To Heaven,” a moment that left the audience in awe.
But that wasn’t all. Plant, accompanied by a one-of-a-kind band assembled specifically for this occasion, treated the audience to a musical feast. His setlist included not only the legendary “Stairway To Heaven” but also other classics like “Black Dog,” “Thank You,” and “Season Of The Witch.”
The ensemble that shared the stage with Plant was a powerhouse of talent, featuring Andy Taylor, David Palmer (the drummer from Rod Stewart’s band), Guy Pratt on bass, Kenwyn House (former guitarist of Reef), Andy J Taylor (son of Andy Taylor), the sensational singer Anne Rani, and the gifted Dino Jelusick.
In the spirit of giving back, Plant demonstrated his generous nature by donating a prestigious RIAA 23X Platinum award for Led Zeppelin’s iconic fourth album to a charity fundraising auction held on the same evening. This act of kindness added an extra layer of significance to an already unforgettable night of music and compassion.
— Dr Karen Robb (@KarenPhysio) October 22, 2023