Both Led Zeppelin and Buddy Guy were awarded America’s greatest cultural honour, the Kennedy Award at The White House in Washington on Sunday.

President Barack Obama hosted the event during which an ensemble played a string arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ to the audience dressed in formal wear, the most contradictory vision of what a 70s Led Zep audience would be like.

Led Zeppelin were introduced by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl who called the band “his teachers”.

President Bill Clinton introduced blues legend Buddy Guy calling his life “a miracle”.

TV show host David Letterman and actor Dustin Hoffman were also honoured at the ceremony.

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