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2008: 40 years of Led Zeppelin worthy of celebration

22 January 2007 2,005 views No Comment

It was good to hook up with Zep Express Convention co-organiser Graeme Hutchinson last Wednesday. We both agreed next year’s 40th anniversary of the formation of Led Zeppelin is worthy of a mass celebration. Initial ideas that we brain stormed was the staging of a two day weekend Zep Convention along the lines of the 1992/4 UK events. It would be great to find a central location probably in London that would accommodate such a gathering. The idea is to stage an event that would draw fans from all parts of the globe to celebrate four decades of the band that continues to inspire and light up our lives. We are looking at a late autumn weekend possibly October 4th and 5th 2008. To make it worthwhile for travelers afar – the events could even take in a grand tour of the various UK Zep landmarks during the preceding week. At this point these are nothing more than ideas – but I’d welcome any input and thoughts readers of this diary may have on the subject – and indeed anyone interested in assisting in the organisation. It may be along way off but the initial planning needs to commence now. More on this as it unfolds…

Elsewhere it’s been a week of dodging rain and wind. Musical / visual / written solace has come via the very excellent David Crosby 3CD set, A DVD of Bob Dylan’s 75/6 Rolling Thunder performances (thank you John P.), segments of the Zep Royal Albert Hall DVD (37 years gone!), Plant/ SS Sound Stage DVD (that version of Gallows Pole is brilliant), The Beatles Love CD, Going To California on vinyl (coloured vinyl at that), The Lost Tribes Of Pop by Tom Cox – a very humorous collection of stories about musical obsessives (very close to home!) and Spurs brushing aside Cardiff to make progress in the FA Cup.

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