Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Jimmy Page Honorary Citizenship In Rio

Bloomberg.com: Europe

Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Rock guitarist Jimmy Page, founder of the band Led Zeppelin, was awarded honorary citizenship in the state of Rio de Janeiro for his work with Brazil's poor and abandoned children.

``I was visiting 20 years later to promote a record and at the time there was a lot of trouble in the favelas,'' Page said yesterday in an interview, using the Portuguese word for Rio's mountainside shantytowns. ``The whole gravity of the situation hit me and I decided I wanted to try to do something to help.''

Great that he wants and is able to help Brazilian children and if he looked even further he'd see that all the children in South America live in poverty, maybe his trust fund should be to help children of South America.

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