18 January 2013

Heart performs "Stairway to Heaven"

On Dec. 26 the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors was aired on national television for the first time on CBS. During the event, which took place at the Kennedy Center Opera House, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart performed Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” with Jason Bonham [son of Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham] on drums.
It's fascinating to see familiar musicians getting older.  BTW - at the end, Ann sings "...and she's buy-a-zhing a stairway to heaven."  Why the unusual phrasing of that word?  Am I missing some pop culture variation?

Via the inestimable Cynical-C.


  1. The best cover of "Stairway to Heaven" sung by Tiny Tim with Brave Combo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQylt3TVFrI

  2. Great! Thanks for posting it.


  3. I saw this a few weeks ago and was blown away - I thought it was even better than Zep! No, I don't think you missed anything with her pronunciation of 'buying'; just seemed like she sang it like Plant, and slightly exhaled while doing so. Didn't hear a 'zhing' there, but heard a few people mention that. Turn it up & give it another listen. :)


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