Obama salutes Led Zeppelin rock band

Tha Good Life - By John Paul "JP" Tanchanco

Posted at Jan 03 2013 04:25 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2013 11:30 AM

US President Obama honored hard rock band Led Zeppelin at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors Awards Night. The superband from the 70s was awarded with other notable artists in Washington DC.

The White House reception speech of the Kennedy Center Honors awards night is currently being shared by fans thru social media. The video shows how cool, natural and down to earth the newly re-elected US President is.

Obama saluting Led Zeppelin at Kennedy Center Honor's White House Reception.

It was refreshing to see the US President take things lightly and honor the rock icons and remaining members of the band--Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones--at the White House reception.

About Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is an uber popular classic rock band from the 1970s that redefined the Rock and Roll genre and its infamous lifestyle with hits such as "A Whole Lotta Love," "Stairway to Heaven," "Black Dog," "Rock and Roll" and many others.

Stairway to Heaven is regarded by critics as the greatest rock song of all time and has been recognized for being the most requested and played song in US commercial radio.

A Whole Lotta love was in the Billboard Hot 100's for 15 weeks. It was recently remade by Adam Lambert during American Idol season 8

Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual award event given to artists for their lifetime of contributions to American culture and the world.

The annual honors have been presented since 1978 in Washington, D.C., during weekend-long gala events.

Several notable honorees in the past have been Stevie Wonder, BB King, Bill Cosby, Sean Connery, Shirley Temple, Pavarotti, Fred Astaire, Robert De Niro, Gene Kelly and many more.

2012 KCH Honorees

The Kennedy Center Honorees for 2012 who were awarded with Led Zeppelin were David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, Ballerina Natalia Makarova and Blues musician Buddy Guy.

The Kennedy Center Honors culminated in a performance night with industry artists honoring the Honorees at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Beck, Leni Kravitz, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Heart were among the many artists who honored the awardees.

Kennedy Center Honors 2012 highlights broadcasted in the US last December 26, 2012 courtesy of TheKennedyCenter and CBS

The awards night ended with an epic performance of the hit song "Stairway to Heaven" by the 80s band Heart led by Ann and Nancy Wilson jamming with the son of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin's deceased member/drummer. The rendition included a live orchestral chorus that touched the hearts of everyone including President Obama and his First Lady Michelle.

Heart honoring Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center Honors 2012


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