Over the weekend, Robert Plant performed “Stairway to Heaven” in public for the first time in 16 years.
It happened at a benefit for the Cancer Awareness Trust . . . which was organized by Andy Taylor from Duran Duran. He himself is fighting stage 4 colon cancer.
After it was over, he dedicated the song to Taylor, the Cancer Awareness Trust, and Led Zeppelin, quote, “wherever they are.”
Supposedly, the last time Plant did “Stairway” was when Zeppelin reunited in 2007 at a tribute for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
You can check out the video from the weekend’s performance here: (scroll to 55:30)
And here is a different take on Rock n Roll from video I captured of Robert Plant at Jazzfesst this year: