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

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We’re up all night to get Loopy.

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

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.