Published Nov 15, 2007Fans have the tendency to buy odd memorabilia from bands at outrageous prices, but Kenneth Donnell of Glasgow, Scotland recent purchase of two tickets to see Led Zeppelin for £83,000 ($166,265 in Canadian currency) as part of an auction for the BBCs Children in Need is indeed a grand gesture. Originally the tickets began at a price of £125 each to see Zeppelin play at the O2 Arena in London on December 10 with Pete Townshend, Foreigner, Paolo Nutini, plus Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings. No need to get out your calculator - that's an £82,875 mark-up for each ticket. The concert itself will also be working as a charitable event, raising money for the Ahmet Ertegun Educational Fund, which pays for university scholarships in the UK, U.S. and Turkey.
Led Zeppelin "Black Dog"