Robert Plant is always down to include versions of songs by his former band Led Zeppelin in his setlists, but he hasn’t played their most iconic hit, “Stairway to Heaven,” since the one-off 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion show that became the Celebration Day film. That changed on saturday night (10/21) at a charity concert for The Cancer Platform at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire. Developed by the Cancer Awareness Trust and organized by former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, the concert was dubbed An Evening With Andy Taylor And Special Guests, and it featured Plant, former Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, Andrew Ridgeley of Wham!, prolific drummer David Palmer (ABC, Andy Taylor, etc), comedian Katherine Ryan, and more.
Plant sang Zeppelin’s “Thank You,” “Black Dog,” and the aforementioned “Stairway to Heaven,” marking his first performance of “Stairway” in 16 years. He doesn’t wail the ending the same way that he used to, but for the most part, he’s still got it. Watch video of the performance below.