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Believe it or not, these kids will be opening up for Robert Plant



Robert Plant is set to headline England’s Forrest Live festival on Saturday. One would think that a similarly legendary act would be slated to warm up the crowd, but instead the former Led Zeppelin frontman has chosen an elementary school band to open for him.

As NME points out, the singer has enlisted the help of Y Storm, a group comprised of students from Ysgol OM Edwards, a school in Wales. The children are between the ages of 10 and 11 and will perform original material — written by themselves, mind you — in both English and Welsh. If you were wondering how Plant came across such a youthful troupe, two of the band members are the children of Liam Tyson, a guitarist who plays in Plant’s The Sensational Space Shifters outfit.

“He [Plant] knows they’ve been in a band, he’s seen the progression over the years,” Tyson explained to the BBC. He added, “He champions all things Welsh, so it was the next step to do. For their age they’d give anybody a run,” he added. “They’re on the gig because they’ve done well over the years and they’ve progressed and progressed and they’ve kept progressing.”

From: Consequence of Sound
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

February 7, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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