Led Zeppelin: 2007 Reunion Funds Donated To Oxford University

The effects of the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion are still being felt, almost five years after one of rock's biggest events took place.

Led Zeppelin: 2007 Reunion Funds Donated To Oxford University
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The effects of the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion are still being felt, almost five years after one of rock's biggest events took place. The Daily Mail reports funds raised by Zeppelin's 02 Arena show in December 2007 have been donated to Oxford University. The 26 million ($41.6 million US) donation, made by Mica Ertegun, widow of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, is understood to be one of the largest in Oxford's 900-year history. It will be used to set up the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities. The programme will see students worldwide compete for an award to study subjects including literature, history, music, art history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies and archaeology. There will be 15 scholarships to start with, and eventually at least 35 will be awarded each year. As founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun was responsible for helping to shape the careers of musicians such as Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. The 2007 Zeppelin reunion, staged in memory of Mr. Ertegun, who died in 2006, was the first time the band had played together for 19 years. Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love (live @ 02 Arena, London, UK, December 10, 2007):
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

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    Anchr
    Bjorn-hagstrom wrote: well done.... Feeding starving children isn't that important...
    Yep, because it's obviously smarter to dumb-en everyone in order to save a people who will still have little chance to begin with >_>
    Kenjamin91
    Bjorn-hagstrom wrote: well done.... Feeding starving children isn't that important...
    Hate to tell ya, but the more we do to try and solve that problem, the worse it's going to get. It's a sad reality, but it is reality. Giving away money for any good cause shouldn't be looked down upon. Though I do agree that maybe a different school would have been a better choice.
    adamzam
    metallicaftwlp wrote: they could go on a world tour and make enough money to solve all the world's problems
    Man that would be so epic! A "world tour" I'd shit then die then be reborn haha
    Thesageofonion
    They could have made a heap more with a DVD release. Then Oxford could be swamped by poor students. Or, in Oxford's case, students that Daddy's accountants can prove are down to their last 3 Mercedes.