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Led Zeppelin Returns to Stage

December 10th, 2007 Posted in Breaking News

The?legendary Rock Band Led Zeppelin reunites for the first time in 19 years at a much-hyped London concert Monday.? Over 20 million people competed in an Internet lottery for the 18,000 tickets, priced at $250 each, for the show at London’s O2 Arena.? Jimmy Page, 63, John Paul Jones, 61, and Robert Plant, 59, all original members of the band? have recruited drummer Jason Bonham, 41, the son of original member John Bonham, who died in 1980.? The band split up after Bonham’s death.

The concert is a tribute to the late Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records who launched Led Zeppelin in the United States.? And profits from the show will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which supports scholarships to universities in Turkey, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

Led Zeppelin reunited briefly in 1985 for Live Aid and again in 1988 for a 40th anniversary concert for Atlantic Records.? They also played a short set when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with other musicians in 1995.? The answer to the question of whether there will be any more Led Zeppelin reunions is anyone’s guess.

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