Robert Plant Crushes It And Brings Along A Killer Take On “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”
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Robert Returns To Austin City Limits
When Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant made his return to Austin City Limits for the first time in over a decade, we knew it was going to be good; we just didn’t know it was going to be this good! Bringing with him his backing band The Sensational Shapeshifters and an impressive set list that included timeless blues standards as well as his own Led Zeppelin masterpieces, Robert was as electrifying as always as he crooned his way through 1969’s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” off of Led Zeppelin’s debut album in a stunning performance that remains a testament to the thread of genius that runs through all of his musical endeavors.
Fun Fact: Robert first made his debut on Austin City Limits back in 2002.
If Robert’s out of this world vocal performance on “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” isn’t enough to convince you, then surely the fingerstyle guitar break at 3:24 will; even after all these years, Robert’s ability to consistently pair himself with some of the most fiercely gifted musicians to ever draw breath still rings true, and this performance on Austin City Limits showcases it perfectly.