Robert Plant Makes Surprise Performance Of Led Zep Hits At Deborah Bonham’s Show
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Robert Plant surprised fans in Blackpool, England, by joining Deborah Bonham, sister of the late John Bonham, for a performance. The duo, who share a long history, treated the audience to snippets of Led Zeppelin classics like “The Lemon Song” and “Ramble On.” This unexpected collaboration delighted attendees, with footage captured and shared by fans on Instagram.
Plant and Bonham’s connection dates back many years, with Bonham recording her first demos at Plant’s home when she was just 17. Despite sending them out anonymously, she secured her first record deal in 1985 and released her debut album, For You and the Moon, the same year. Since then, Bonham has been actively writing, recording, and touring, sharing stages with renowned acts such as Van Halen, Humble Pie, Donovan, Foreigner, and Paul Rodgers.
Musical Partners and Lifelong Friends
Plant’s surprise performance with Bonham highlights his ongoing support for up-and-coming artists and his dedication to helping them grow in the music industry. It shows that beyond his shows, he’s keen on working with talents like Bonham, offering guidance and chances to team up. This shows how dedicated he is to the music industry and how much he values their collaboration.
The bond between Plant and Bonham has remained strong over the years. Bonham spoke of their close friendship in a 2022 interview, highlighting their shared experiences, particularly during their collaboration on John Bonham’s memorial statue. For Bonham, being in a band with Plant brings back the camaraderie and humor she cherished with her brothers.
Meanwhile, Plant has his tour dates lined up. Starting in March, he’s set to perform in various cities across the U.K. with his band Saving Grace, followed by two shows with Alison Krauss at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, in June.