11 December 2007

Led Zepellin

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Last night there were 20,000 people that were hands down luckier than the rest of the 6.6 billion poor sods that occupy this planet. They were all found at the O2 Arena in London last night attending what was possibly rock's biggest reunion ever, Led Zepellin's one-off gig dedicated to Ahmet Ertegun (Education Fund), founder of Atlantic and who had as much balls and foresight to first sign them. Read the first dispatches of the gig from the New York Times and Bloomberg.

I wonder what the t-shirt sales (if any) were like that night. Here's a replica from their 1977 US Tour. The image was taken from Evening: Fall Of Day by William Rimmer and it became the logo for Swan Song, the label they set up when their contract with Atlantic expired in 1973 (from The Art of The Band T-Shirt).

Here are some pictures of the t-shirts from the show. Love the typeface and colours especially on the black colorway. As you would imagine, they (together with the program booklet) are going for a pretty penny on eBay.

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Bernard said...

The tix for the gig was allocated based on lottery scheme, needless to say I put in quite a few bids under the names of every member of the family (brothers, sister wife & 2 kids) but obviously no luck. Would have abandoned wife & kids just to get to London for the night!!

So when will the 23psi version of a Led Zep tee be out? Or are you planning a side line to be made available exclusively at the neghbourhood night markets? Either way, I'll take an XL...

anfield devotee said...

Haiyo, lucky you didn't get tickets; otherwise Doris would have burnt down the O2 arena as well & the mighty Zep could have perished in the fire!

Though I agree with Chong you should perhaps do a t-shirt to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime reunion.

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