400 villagers of small Gloucestershire town Northlearch were given the pleasant surprise of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant playing at their church’s annual charity event.
Joined on stage by Wizzard’s Steve Winwood and Bill Hunt, the event earned £5,000, which went to The Children’s Society, Christian Aid and Open Doors.
Gordon Jackson, organiser of the event described how the performance came about to the Gloucestershire Echo, stating: “I had his contact details, so I sent him an email asking him if he fancied playing, and got one back within an hour saying yes. Robert performed ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’, and he asked Steve if he wanted to sing a verse or two. So they duetted, I don’t think they’ve ever done that before… I’ve been putting on a concert since 1991, I started in Bourton-on-the-Water where I ran a youth group, and Steve Winwood has been taking part since the start. We’ve had all sorts of people, Ruby Turner has played for three years.”