Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Anderson

When Led Zeppelin announced they were reforming for a one-off charity concert, the flurry to score a prized ticket to London’s O2 arena on 10 December 2007 caused the internet to collapse.

Was it worth it? According to those filmed coming out, it was the most amazing, tight and musically perfect gig they’d ever seen. But while Jimmy Page wanted to do a follow-up tour, Robert Plant remained reticent.

It’s taken five years for a cinematic release of the concert footage and this is an edited version for the BBC. But it’s the closest most of us will ever get to the excitement of being there: from the opening chords of Good Times Bad Times to the powerhouse finish of Rock and Roll, this is pure, dirty, sexy Led Zep. And that’s how they roll.

About this programme

The band's one-off reunion performance at London's O2 as part of a benefit concert to commemorate the life of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by former member John Bonham's son Jason on drums as the group played a selection of songs from their back catalogue, including Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, Dazed and Confused and Black Dog.

Cast and crew

Cast

Performer
Led Zeppelin

Crew

Director
Dick Carruthers
Categories
Music

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