Which Way You Goin’ Billycock
January 15, 2016
LED ZEPPELIN TO REUNITE FOR ERTEGUN TRIBUTE SHOW Rock legends LED ZEPPELIN will reunite for a one-off tribute concert for late music mogul AHMET ERTEGUN. After weeks of speculation the band announced the reunion – 27 years after they split – at a press conference in London on Wednesday (12Sep07). A statement reveals, “The incomparable Led Zeppelin will headline the tribute to the man who founded Atlantic Records in 1947. “Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. “In addition, Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini, all touched by Ertegun’s guiding hand over the years, will play on the night. Paolo was the final British artist that Ahmet mentored.” The concert will take place at London’s O2 Arena on 26 November (07). Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund which provides students with annual scholarships to universities in the U.K., USA and Turkey. In addition, a music scholarship open to all will be established at Ravensbourne College in Britain. Led Zeppelin singer Plant says, “During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord. For us he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator – this performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long standing friend.” Ertegun died last December at the age of 82. (MEH&IG/WN/MT) Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham Credit: (Mandatory): WENN
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My ancestors were (mad) hatters in the Cork area a few centuries back. And I like the story of the bowler hat, symbol of South American indigenous people, the poor in Britain, wealthy aristocrats, bankers and rock stars. Yes, John Bonham liked to wear them from time to time.
So when I first saw this video, I was as surprised and pleased as JB’s bandmates when after the guitar solo, the choir appears with his trademark headgear. Very nice touch.
I also have a great deal of respect for the band Heart owed mainly to a concert I had the pleasure of witnessing at the Forum just before they became big, big stars. It was one of the most intense stage performances I have ever seen.
Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart) featuring Jason Bonham – Stairway To Heaven – Kennedy Center Honors Led Zeppelin – 2012
post by Larry Rulz