Robert Plant, Jimmy Fallon, and an iPad Are Your New Favorite Doo-Wop Group
Ex-Led Zeppelin singer brings his Sensational Space Shifters to 'The Tonight Show'
While Robert Plant and his new band the Sensational Space Shifters were in New York City kicking off a fall tour, the classic rock icon stopped in on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a brief chat and a couple of performances from his recent solo album Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar. But even better than those more traditional performances was a little song that came during the interview portion of Friday evening’s show.
Like when Billy Joel came to the show, Fallon enlisted the help of an iPad app called Loopy to multi-track his and Plant’s vocals for a special rendition of the doo-wop classic “The Duke of Earl.” Plant seems a little skeptical of the whole thing at first, noting that a glittery microphone looks like something from “one of them funny shops in Amsterdam,” but it turns pretty entertaining once Fallon lays the groundwork and the Roots pop in for some background harmonies. Watch that bit above as well as performances of “Rainbow” and “Turn It Up” below.