When a percussion group from Kentucky decided to cover Led Zepplin's song "Kashmir" and two other hits, they never imagined it would get the attention of Jimmy Page himself, and now the video has gone viral.
The legendary guitarist was so impressed that he had to share the adorable group's rendition of their famous song on his Facebook page earlier this week. Thanks to that, the video of the group, performing three of Led Zeppelin's greatest hits, has garnered more than 2 million hits on YouTube.
The caption on the viral video explains the music comes courtesy of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, who are seen rehearsing "Kashmir," "The Ocean," and "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin for their 2014-2015 season.
The group -- founded in 1993 -- is an ensemble of 55 students between the ages of 7- and 12-years-old from the Louisville, Kentucky, area. Each student takes on an instrument -- which can include marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos, and piano -- and becomes proficient, the caption on YouTube reads.
On Facebook, the group excitedly shared news that their video was seen by Led Zeppelin's acclaimed guitarist and was going viral.
"WE'VE GONE VIRAL with over 1,000,000 views on YouTube -- YES, ONE MILLION VIEWS -- of our Led Zeppelin medley!! Thank you JIMMY PAGE! Thank you TIME! Thank you AMY POEHLER! Thank you USA TODAY! Thank you ROSIE O'DONNELL! Thanks to everyone around the world who is loving and sharing our music! We're pretty excited!"
The amazing video shows what many fans of classic rock believe to be a fact: rock and roll lives on after decades and the young children featured playing the Led Zeppelin songs with their xylophones are the best tribute to the legendary band. Not only Jimmy Page, but several other celebrities and news outlets have picked up the story of the clip.
For those who are not familiar or have forgotten, Led Zeppelin hails from London, England, and made their debut in 1968. Aside from guitarist Jimmy Page, the band consisted of singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham.
Proving the influence their music has had on millions spanning generations, Led Zeppelin is widely considered one of the most innovative rock bands in history. Watch the video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists performing "Kashmir" on xylophones and see why Jimmy Page felt the need to share the brilliant clip.
[Image via Louisville Leopard Percussionists/Facebook]