ROBERT PLANT Performs At Sold-Out Charity Gig In England; Video Available

According to Express & Star, former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and THE HONEYDRIPPERS performed last night (Thursday, February 15) at JB's in Dudley, Engand to celebrate Plant sound mixer Roy Williams' 60th birthday. The sold-out charity concert also starred THE BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS, and — thee big surprise — three numbers by guitar supremo Jeff Beck.

Watch video footage from the concert at this location. The Express & Star article can be found here.

Plant recently told Gary Graff of Billboard.com that the death of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun in December put the kabosh on a new HONEYDRIPPERS album the singer planned to record this year.

Plant said that he and Ertegun began talking about the project — a follow-up to the platinum 1984 EP "Volume One", which featured Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Nile Rodgers, among others — after Plant was part of a tribute to Ertegun last June at the 40th annual Montreux Jazz Festival. But Plant decided there was no reason to continue the project without Ertegun's involvement. "I would only do it because I wanted the whole rapport with him and his history," Plant said. "I had an idea of doing 'Stay Alive' by the CLOVERS, which is on the flip of 'Love Potion No. 9', and then he could tell me some more stories about Bobby Darrin. That's what would have made it worthwhile."

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