Led Zeppelin Autograph Ahmet Ertegun 2007 Programme
Jimmy Page; Robert Plant. John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham. Given to a charity bidder who paid £80,000 to watch Led Zeppelin rehearse and perform during the concert. The programme is the only one known to exist that’s fully signed by the band.
Led Zeppelin – an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group were guitarist Jimmy Page; singer Robert Plant. Bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones; and drummer John Bonham (Jason’s father). The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums. This has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide mixture of influences, including folk music.
The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert; A benefit concert held in memory of music manager Ahmet Ertegün at the O2 Arena in London on December 10, 2007. The headline act was the English rock band, Led Zeppelin, who played their first full-length show since the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, in a one-off reunion. Bonham’s son Jason Bonham played the drums during the band’s set, and also provided backing vocals on two songs. Some of the hits included “Dazed and Confused”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Whole Lotta Love”. “In My Time Of Dying” and Kashmir.
Guinness World Records 2009, states the concert holds the world record for the “Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert” as 20 million requests for the reunion show were rendered online.
Both the film and performance by Led Zeppelin have been highly acclaimed and released in DVD plus CD.
Ahmet Ertegun was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. Known as the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records, and for finding and managing many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians.