Thread: Cream/Zeppelin to reunite at Ahmet Ertegun memorial concert!

chuckels - 6/26/2007 at 09:17 PM

Concert will be in London latter in year.

Stay tuned for details, and let's pray they record show for DVD release.


vinsanity231597 - 6/26/2007 at 09:22 PM

I read something about a Zepp reunion possibility, but didn't believe it. Any chance you can give us the link?


pops42 - 6/26/2007 at 09:33 PM

Ill bet they will tour if this is true!. there is no mention of it on John Paul Jones website.

[Edited on 6/26/2007 by pops42]


DerekFromCincinnati - 6/26/2007 at 09:35 PM

Look for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' collaborative album to be out soon, with some tour dates to follow.


yurtle420 - 6/26/2007 at 09:36 PM

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertainment/story.asp?j=223471592&p=zz347z z98


RobJohnson - 6/26/2007 at 09:58 PM

Chuckels has total credibility in my book--I believe he's batting 1.000 on every prediction/scoop he has ever posted on this Forum, including things like Derek playing with Clapton.

Zeppelin is a show I might have to sell a kidney for I wouldn't necessarily expect them to match the original version, but just to hear those songs live would be worth it to me.


dadof2boys - 6/26/2007 at 10:11 PM

no USA dates?


lolasdeb - 6/26/2007 at 10:13 PM

I would love to see Led Zeppelin again - hope this pans out!


Slowhand2555 - 6/26/2007 at 10:28 PM

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I would love to see Led Zeppelin again




Wish that was something I could say.......hahaha


harvey - 6/26/2007 at 10:37 PM

I haven't seen Zeppelin in London since 1975 ... this would be one heck of a finale to this years concert trips if it comes off


vinsanity231597 - 6/26/2007 at 10:40 PM

This may be a good excuse to go visit my friend in London - I've said I would go visit her for 2 years now and never came, this looks like the one.


chuckels - 6/27/2007 at 01:40 PM

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Chuckels has total credibility in my book--I believe he's batting 1.000 on every prediction/scoop he has ever posted on this Forum, including things like Derek playing with Clapton.

Zeppelin is a show I might have to sell a kidney for I wouldn't necessarily expect them to match the original version, but just to hear those songs live would be worth it to me.


Thanks Rob, I try and to be accurate, missed 1 or 2.

Stones also will be doing set. What I am hearing is 30 minute sets for Cream/Zep/Stones.

More to be added!!!!

[Edited on 6/27/2007 by chuckels]


DanaVClouser - 6/27/2007 at 01:57 PM

Can't we fairly easily trace the ABB back to Ahmet thru Tom Dowd and get them a slot on the 'bill'...?


WharfRat - 6/27/2007 at 02:00 PM

Woah!!


PeterNelson - 6/27/2007 at 02:05 PM

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Can't we fairly easily trace the ABB back to Ahmet thru Tom Dowd and get them a slot on the 'bill'...?
Dana, we can get even farther back and tighter than that. Back when Duane had first recorded the Hey Jude sessions with Wilson Pickett--late 1968, a few months before the ABB lineup materialized--FAME Studio owner Rick Hall played the tapes for Ahmet's longtime partner Jerry Wexler (with Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun a co-owner of Atlantic Records) and knocked his socks off. Wex bought up Duane's contract from Hall right then, and things just steadily unfolded from there.


DanaVClouser - 6/27/2007 at 02:09 PM

You absolutely right Pete! I'm familiar with that story....that's why I so 'gently' laid it out there! Wouldn't THAT be cool....!!! Let's start a petition!!!


PeterNelson - 6/27/2007 at 03:01 PM

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Cream/Zeppelin to reunite at Ahmet Ertegun memorial concert!
Stones also will be doing set. What I am hearing is 30 minute sets for Cream/Zep/Stones.
Shoot, chuckels, the thread title had me envisioning a 6-piece band: Eric, Jack, Ginger, Jimmy, Robert, and J-P!
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Can't we fairly easily trace the ABB back to Ahmet thru Tom Dowd and get them a slot on the 'bill'...?

Wouldn't THAT be cool....!!! Let's start a petition!!!
Yes, if we can add most of the ABB to the aforementioned 6-piece band, Dana.

Gotta work Jeff Beck into there, too.


Call the assemblage Brothers in Arms.


lonomon - 6/27/2007 at 04:05 PM

If it's a 30 minute set, then here's my guess for a Zep setlist:

Whole Lotta Love
kashmir
Stairway to Heaven
Thank You


Buppalo1 - 6/27/2007 at 04:51 PM

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Can't we fairly easily trace the ABB back to Ahmet thru Tom Dowd and get them a slot on the 'bill'...?
Dana, we can get even farther back and tighter than that. Back when Duane had first recorded the Hey Jude sessions with Wilson Pickett--late 1968, a few months before the ABB lineup materialized--FAME Studio owner Rick Hall played the tapes for Ahmet's longtime partner Jerry Wexler (with Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun a co-owner of Atlantic Records) and knocked his socks off. Wex bought up Duane's contract from Hall right then, and things just steadily unfolded from there.

'Twould be historically accurate and correct. But, I suspect that, in they eyes of many, this aspect of Mr. Ertegun's legacy never existed.


vinsanity231597 - 6/27/2007 at 07:14 PM

Anyone have any idea how much tickets are going to be for this or where in London it'll be?


harvey - 6/27/2007 at 09:23 PM

My guess would be that it will be at the Royal Albert Hall and tickets will probably range from $250 to $500 ... but that is just a complete guess


manitou - 6/27/2007 at 10:12 PM

So long as its not the freakin Wembley Arena..Saw Zep at Earls Court in 75 and that was a sh1t venue as well!
I reckon they'll play Wembley stadium, Albert Hall (or 15 nights at the Mean Fiddler "Beacon Stylee" )


PeterNelson - 6/28/2007 at 02:18 PM

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Can't we fairly easily trace the ABB back to Ahmet thru Tom Dowd and get them a slot on the 'bill'...?
. . . FAME Studio owner Rick Hall played the tapes for Ahmet's longtime partner Jerry Wexler (with Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun a co-owner of Atlantic Records) and knocked his socks off. Wex bought up Duane's contract from Hall right then, and things just steadily unfolded from there.
I should have said, "Rick Hall played the tapes over the phone . . . ." That alone was what blew Wex away. In fact, it might have been the tape, singular, of the "Hey Jude" single alone.
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'Twould be historically accurate and correct. But, I suspect that, in they eyes of many, this aspect of Mr. Ertegun's legacy never existed.
Bup, this is true, since the Allman Brothers were more closely associated with Wex and Tom Dowd. PBS recently had this bio on Ahmet--part of the American Masters series (I watched it 1 and two halves times )--and I can't even remember that the Allman Brothers Band were mentioned more than just in passing as one of several big rock groups the Atlantic Records family signed in the late '60s after branching out from jazz and R&B. Maybe it's because the ABB was more directly under Phil Walden and Capricorn. Then again, the bio made a fairly big deal about the Stax/Volt R&B artists that Atlantic was not directly responsible for, either.

Unlike Wex and Tom, Ahmet didn't seem to have cultivated a personal relationship with anybody in the ABB. Other parts of the bio indicated that each of the partners--Ahmet, Wex, and Nesuhi Ertegun--had his own little sphere. So, you never see Nesuhi getting credit for the ABB or the Cream or Buppalo Springfield .

By the same token, the bio emphasized the acts that Ahmet had more of a direct hand in signing and developing--and schmoozing with--and showed recent little conversations between Ahmet and them. In the rock arena this included Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Mick. Ahmet's stock went down when they showed so much Bette Midler and Phil Collins, and the chronological bio basically ended with Kid Rock! Wrong "Cowww-boyyy!"

So, the Allman Brothers were part of the Atlantic empire but not really part of Ahmet's personal fiefdom within it. No slight.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/atlantic.html


downsouth - 6/28/2007 at 02:39 PM

I think I'll skip the "re-union" and watch the Zep DVD again.

and as always "PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME"


Angelemerald - 6/28/2007 at 03:34 PM

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My guess would be that it will be at the Royal Albert Hall and tickets will probably range from $250 to $500 ... but that is just a complete guess


Now that might make me cross the pond.


brotherzepp - 6/28/2007 at 08:02 PM

I'll believe the Zep reuniting story when I see 'em together on stage! There are a few reports of them touring next year also, that seems FAR more unlikely than a one-off show. Just my opinion of course.


chasenbluesman - 6/28/2007 at 08:45 PM

ain't gonna be no concert or tour...... just read today that plant was asked about it at a press conference recently , laughed and said it ain't gonna happen.


captaintony - 6/29/2007 at 12:21 AM

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ain't gonna be no concert or tour...... just read today that plant was asked about it at a press conference recently , laughed and said it ain't gonna happen.


good, do the memorial show, but please no reunion tour.


Brock - 6/29/2007 at 12:11 PM

Cream's 05 Royal Albert Hall shows were on PBS last week. Keep an eye out for a replay.


yurtle420 - 7/1/2007 at 02:51 AM


robslob - 7/1/2007 at 12:42 PM

"good, do the memorial show, but please no reunion tour"

Gotta disagree with you there. If Cream can sound as good as they did, why not Zep?
I saw Zep in '71, twice in '73 when they were still young and in their prime. Three of the greatest shows of my life. I'm not saying it could ever be that good again, but I'm also not saying "No". If they're all healthy enough to do it, I think it would be great. I may be 52, but I'd be trying my best to score tickets.


yurtle420 - 7/1/2007 at 02:05 PM

If Zeppelin is 1/2 as good as the page/plant from 1995 I'd pay $60 to see it and I'm not "really " a fan


PeterNelson - 7/2/2007 at 03:35 AM



"Good evening, mum."

"Mr. Beck, I hope to see you there, too."


jwjeffrey - 7/23/2007 at 05:42 AM

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"Good evening, mum."

"Mr. Beck, I hope to see you there, too."
Boy,Jeff Beck sure looks old in this pic.


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