Robert Plant Performs Led Zeppelin Classics on New Concert Benefit DVD
In September 2009 a handful of famous British rock musicians, including Robert Plant, performed a concert at London’s O2 Arena as a benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. A DVD of highlights of the show, which was called “Rockwell,” will be released on June 19 by MVD.
Plant performs three songs on this DVD, two of which, ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Black Dog,’ are from his days fronting Led Zeppelin. The third, ‘Fixin’ to Die’ is a cover of a blues song by Bukka White that Plant released on his 2002 album, ‘Dreamland.’ Bob Dylan also released a version of the song on his 1962 debut.
The DVD also features Tom Jones (‘It’s Not Unusual,’ ‘Sex Bomb’ and ‘It’s Your Thing’), Joss Stone and David Grey. For the finale, all the acts gather on stage to sing the Beatles‘ ‘Let it Be.’
Nordorff-Robbins uses music therapy as a form of treatment for such conditions as autism, dementia, stroke, brain injury and depression. According to their website, they “deliver over 50,000 music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and our own centres. We are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities.”