In 1980, I remember very well how disappointed I was when Led Zeppelin’s Johnnie Bonham died. I had a ticket to Led Zeppelin’s open air concert in London which was subsequently cancelled. Well, that was the end of an era I thought. Of course, Led Zeppelin remains a nostalgic part of my music collection. Now, even the Zepp were able to pull off a reunion concert, featuring John Bonham’s son, Jason, on drums… They performed at London’s O2 arena last night in front of 20,000 grey haired fans.
Not that I am complaining, but do you think any of today’s music wonders will be doing reunion concerts in 20 years time? Looking forward to hearing from anyone who went to the concert!! Plus, it must have been fun to see other greats, such as Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner as well as the new kid on the block, Paolo Nutini, who joined them on stage during the evening.
Read the BBC story & see the YouTube video courtesy of News Night… Black Dog snippet.
As a good music lover and after reading your blog’s post on Led Zeppelin maybe you will be interested in this. Take care,
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Frede finds his inner rock star
Crown Prince Frederik went on stage twice in a rock mood and with his harmonica during the Led Zeppelin-jam concert in Pumpehuset last Saturday.
Crown Prince Federik revealed hidden rock talents when he went on stage in Pumpehuset in Copenhagen last Saturday.
While the audience was gaping and listening the Crown Prince jammed along to the legendary Led Zeppelin cover song: “When the levee breaks”.
“Crown Prince Frederik really enjoyed it and thought it was really fun. He does love rock music and especially Led Zeppelin. It looked like the audience didn’t quite believe their own eyes at first, says Alex Nyborg Madsen, lead singer in Led Zeppelin-Jam and radio host to B.T.
But when the Crown Prince went on stage later in the evening again it really dawned on the audience that it was indeed the Crown Prince behind the mouth organ and a great cheer rang out and mobile phone cameras came out of pockets.
It was Crown Prince Frederik’s good friend and guitarist in Led Zeppelin-Jam, Henrik Tvede, who had cajoled the Crown Prince to jump up on stage.
“Henrik Tvede and the Crown Prince had talked about how it could be fun. We had kept it secret and that was the deal that Frederik agreed on unless he got cold feet,” says Alex Nyborg Madsen.
But the Crown Prince didn’t. On the contrary, he got a taste for it and went on stage again later when Henrik Tvede again brought back him on stage.
“The Crown Prince was happy but very humble afterwards. As far as I understand he has started to amuse (hygge sig in Danish) himself a little by playing mouth organ,” says Alex Nyborg Madsen, who in the press is often called a private friend of the Crown Prince.
Crown Prince Frederik went to town with a bunch of friends, while Crown Princess Mary wasn’t a part of the company.