Fairport Convention will be welcoming Led Zeppelin and singer Robert Plant to sing guest vocals on their 50 anniversary celebration album, Uncut reports. The folk rock group formed in London, England around the same time that Jimmy Page’s idea for a new Yardbirds lineup began to take shape.
Sixty-eight year old Led Zeppelin will be joining another British folk rocker from that era in Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee as guest vocalists on the upcomign album. The record is reported to come out sometime in May, and will be titled 50:50@50.
Plant is no stranger to performing with the band. Having come from the same music scene during London’s late-sixties blues-rock and folk-rock explosion, Plant has also performed with them a few times throughout the years in live settings.
50:50@50 will kick off a big anniversary year for the group which includes a tour in May and June. There will also be a notable upcoming performance in May, as the group celebrates half of a century of making music at London’s Union Chapel on May 27, on the actual fiftieth anniversary of their first gig together. The group has since released over fifty albums throughout their career, which welcomed twenty-four members during their fifty year run.