The Led Zeppelin countdown continued Wednesday as the band winds the clock down on a coming news release.
The band posted a graphic of the number one on their Facebook page, as part of the daily update that began with Saturday’s posting of the number five in the band’s traditional font.
All signs point to Zeppelin making an official announcement on Thursday to reveal their plans for the release of the band’s 2007 reunion concert.
A leak last week cited Warner Music sources as saying a double DVD set of the show, accompanied by two CDs, will be made available, with a UK tabloid reporting the package will be released on November 22, which coincides with the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.
According to Guinness World Records 2009, the concert holds the world record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million requests for the 18,000 available seats were made online. Tickets were available via an online lottery system with all proceeds going to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun’s charity, the man for whom the tribute event was created.
In March of this year, funds raised by Zeppelin’s show were donated to Oxford University. The £26million ($41.6 million US) donation, made by Mica Ertegun, Ahmet’s widow, is understood to be one of the largest in Oxford’s 900-year history.
The fund 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.
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