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Legends on stage at Paleo festival in Nyon

Legends on stage at Paleo festival in Nyon
By Euronews

<p>Rock legends, big hitters, ‘sacred monsters’ of the music world strutted their talents at this years Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.</p> <p>Patti Smith, godmother of punk, multi-talented artist, writer, painter and photographer returned to the period of her first triumph and the album ‘Horses’. </p> <p>She sang tracks from the album recorded 40 years ago by John Cale of the Velvet Underground and which catapulted her to fame. </p> <p>Paleo started in 1976 as a Folk Festival and this year fans were treated to the appearance of a folk legend.</p> <p>She is 74 now but Joan Baez has remained true to her values and ideals which have underscored her songs since she started performing back in the 60s.</p> <p>She was responsible for making traditional English and Irish songs fashionable and of course for introducing the politically committed voice and guitar of Bob Dylan to a wider audience. </p> <p>A musical contrast but just as much a legend is Robert Plant who has enjoyed a near 50-year career.</p> <p>The former front man of the iconic Led Zeppelin was on stage with the eclectic group of musicians The Sensational Space Shifters with whom Plant has created a serious buzz on the concert and festival circuit. </p> <p>Another rock legend who has clocked up half a century banging out the hits is rocker Johnny Hallyday.</p> <p>It was a memorable performance from the Frenchman with that powerful voice backed by a stage presence full of energy and determination. </p> <p>But for many who were present in the audience he will always be the teenager in the leather jacket and the blond rockabilly haircut.</p>