For the first time in nearly 20 years, Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin frontman, performed the band's most iconic song 'Stairway to Heaven'.

Plant, who lives near the village of Shatterford in Worcestershire, appeared alongside Duran Duran's Andy Taylor, 62, for a charity gig at Soho Farmhouse, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire last weekend.

Despite 'Stairway to Heaven' being the best-known track in Plant's 50+ year music career, he had not performed it publicly since Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion gig back in 2007.

But the eager audience at the event titled 'An Evening With Andy Taylor And Special Guests' certainly savoured the special moment, MailOnline reports.



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The star-studded night, held at the celebrity-favoured farmhouse, was a fundraiser for Cancer Platform, a project of the Cancer Awareness Trust which has been providing valuable support to Taylor during his on-going battle with the illness.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Plant performed the classic at a charity gig for Cancer Platform

Taylor was particularly delighted by his collaboration with rock legend Plant, he said: "Cancer Awareness Trust has been brilliant and I’m delighted to do my bit to support them.

"Getting Robert to sing such a wonderful song that means so much to so many people was out of this world."

Since Led Zeppelin's one-off reunion gig in London, Plant has played an array of concerts but had steered clear from publicly performing his band's most famous song.

Last year, Plant spoke to the Rolling Stone magazine, expressing his overwhelming pride for a track that held a significant meaning to countless people.

He said: "When I hear it in isolation, I feel overwhelmed for every single reason you could imagine.

"There was a mood and an air of trying to make it through."

Other performers at the tribute concert included former Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson, Andrew Ridgeley of Wham!, ABC drummer David Palmer and comedian Katherine Ryan.

Following the gig Sir Chris Evans, the founder of Cancer Awareness Trust said: "Andy is living proof that it is worth looking into every possible avenue for treatment.

"The concert was utterly amazing and we’re hugely grateful to Robert, Andy, Ella and the other artists who made it such a special night."