Monday, November 07, 2005

Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were named winners of the Polar Music Prize.

The academy said Led Zeppelin were "one of the great pioneers of rock".

Led Zeppelin split in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, reuniting briefly for the Live Aid concert in 1985.

The surviving members - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones - continue to perform.

Kuddos to Zeppelin. Mostly Robert Plant continues to perform LIVE. Sure wish Page and Jones were as active (tour wise) as Plant IS.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Zep still getting awards. I feel they should have been recieving many more while the band was active. But just as in life, seems after time has gone by, that's when accolades start mounting. I guess that must be the time needed to see thw "big picture"

Vee said...

I agree, Zep should have gotten more kudos then, but the fans always knew how great they were and for Zeppelin that's what matter to them most, pleasing their fan. Also bands/artist seem to be more celebrated when they have passed on, look at Hendrix, The Doors, Kurt Cobain, they are more popular now then when they were alive!