Stairway to Zeppelin

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Stairway to Zeppelin

Sometimes you can rely on a drummer. It took the late Keith Moon to help shape Led Zeppelin, as least it terms of their name. When former Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page set out with The New Yardbirds, the stickman remarked they would go down like a “lead zeppelin”. Robert Plant was secured as singer, after he was recommended by first choice, Terry Reid. Plant roped in his mate, John Bonham, to handle drumming duties. John Paul Jones arrived as the bass player, after original bassist Chris Dreja opted out of the project to become a photographer. Who knew these four guys would become rock gods. With their music as big as it’s ever been, Whole Lotta Love was put together to pay homage to one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Amy Findlay (Stonefield), Jimmy Cupples, Frank Lakoudis (The Voice) and Shay Liza (Sharaya) will be accompanied by a nine-piece band when they hit The Playhouse at GPAC tomorrow night, March 20. The massive three-hour show is packed with songs including ‘Kashmir’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Black Dog’, ‘Ramble On’, ‘Immigrant Song’, Moby Dick’ and, of course, ‘Stairway to Heaven’. “Rock tribute shows don’t get any better than Whole Lotta Love” – Glenn A. Baker.