Robert Plant and Jimmy Fallon are your new favorite doo-wop supergroup

We're up all night to get Loopy.


Ramon Ramirez


Published Sep 28, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:29 pm CDT

Robert Plant swung by The Tonight Show on Friday night and started a breakout doo-wop buzz band alongside Jimmy Fallon, and a multitracking iPad app called Loopy.

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During the interview portion of the appearance, Fallon charmed and disarmed the Led Zeppelin frontman with an oddball idea crazy enough to work: You’re a living legend and all, but why don’t we harmonize, dip into the Vee Jay Records vault, and turn out Gene Chandler’s 1962 No. 1 smash, “Duke of Earl”?

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The Roots spread some doo-wop frosting at the end, and everything comes up angel cake. In a jar, it’s the sort of organic stunt that’s made Fallon’s short reign a sustainable venue for viral goodies.

Plant stopped by the show to perform with new band the Sensational Space Shifters, now touring behind this month’s Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar.

Screengrab via the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 28, 2014, 3:01 pm CDT