The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual award given to those in the performing arts. The award highlights individuals’ exemplary achievements and contributions to American culture. In 2012, that honor was given to one of the world’s greatest rock bands: Led Zeppelin.
The group’s songs are epic, unforgettable and timeless. But one tune, “Stairway To Heaven” co-written in 1971 by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant, has been recognized by many as one of the most influential songs of its kind ever recorded.
As part of the tribute, Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart stepped on stage to play an amazing rendition of the song, and playing a perfect portrayal is not an easy feat.
But the performance was nothing short of flawless. So much so that in less than a minute, the honorees were already emotional and captivated by the powerful ballad… It’s filled with ups and downs, surprise additions and vocals that amaze.
The camera often pans to Robert Plan who is clearly captivated hearing a song he wrote so many years ago. It must’ve been a surreal experience to be sure!
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