Free fans enjoying the 'Songs of Yesterday' in Oxford with Paul Rodgers were treated to an incredible surprise in the form of two very special guests. As the band returned for their first of two encores, Rodgers casually announced that there would be two surprise appearances. With no further ado, none other than Led Zepellin’s Robert Plant and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson appeared on stage.
The trio immediately launched into a version of the frequently covered 'Money (That’s What I Want)', originally recorded in 1959 by Barrett Strong and chosen for tonight by Plant.
Despite signing off duties with AC/DC due to hearing issues, this small and relatively quiet theatre show posed no problem to Johnson as he belted out his distinctive vocals. The three took turns on lead vocal duties with each adding their own legendary influence to the blues/soul number. Plant delighted fans with a fantastic vocal and harmonica performance.
Everyone on stage seemed to be loving the moment with plenty of smiles and camaraderie. By the time the crowd had managed to process that this momentous event was actually happening, it was all over and Plant and Johnson left the stage to massive applause.
We can’t wait to see what the London date of the Free Spirit Tour has in store!