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.
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”?
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