Monday, September 21, 2015

On This Day 21 September

If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
~ Jimi Hendrix
1983 21 September On This Day Jimmy Page at Prince's Trust Rock Gala, Royal Albert Hall
  • 1983 Jimmy Page - London, England, Prince’s Trust at Royal Albert Hall
  • 1998 Page & Plant - San Diego, California at Cox Arena
  • 2005 Jimmy Page made an honorary citizen of Rio
  • 2009 Jimmy Page attends Jeff Beck concert at O2
  • 2012 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones at Celebration Day press conference
  • 2013 Jimmy Page at Jester’s Care for Kids third annual Gala Party Night. 
The night after the ARMS benefit, the same group of master musicians performed at another benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the Prince's Trust Rock Gala.  The Prince's Trust was founded in 1976 by HRH The Prince Of Wales to support 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and who are at risk of exclusion. The first Prince's Trust Rock Gala was held at the Dominion Tottenham Court Road in 1982. 

Jimmy Page was awarded honorary citizenship in the state of Rio de Janeiro for his work with Brazil's poor and abandoned children via "Casa Jimmy,'' a residential shelter. The honorary citizenship was approved by the state legislature on Sept. 9, 2004 but Jimmy Page was unable to receive the award until a year later. His work in Brazil helped earn him the title Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, one of Britain's highest honors, awarded by Queen Elizabeth in June, 2005. 

2005 Jimmy Page made an honorary citizen of Rio
2009 Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood at Beck's O2 concert (Ross Halfin photo)
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones held a press conference in London after launching the screening of Celebration Day, the concert film of the 2007 O2 reunion show.

The press conference covered the show, the band’s early career and the possibility of a reunion, with Page, Plant and Jones avoiding questions about any future reunion. At one point, Jimmy Page said, “Can I ask you a question? You’ve all been to see the film. Did you enjoy it?”

Asked why it took so long to release the DVD, John Paul Jones responded, “Five years is like five minutes in Zeppelin time.”

2012 John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page at Celebration Day movie release press conference, London
On this day in 2013 Jimmy Page attended the third annual Jester’s Care for Kids Gala Party Night, a fundraiser put on by Thailand's Jester's Motorcycle Club to benefit the Care for Kids charity. Jimmy Page supports this charty by attending the Gala Parties and donating items to be auctioned for the cause. In 2013 he donated boxed sets of CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and vinyl copies of Led Zeppelin’s reunion concert in 2007, as well as four signed Ross Halfin photos in frames.

2013 Jimmy Page at third annual Jester's Gala Party Night, with auction winners of Ross Halfin photos 

♫  Celebration Day press conference (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, 2012) YouTube

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