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Jimmy Page to perform at closing ceremony of Beijing Olympics

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"David Beckham will star at the Olympics closing ceremony in Beijing

as the handover to London 2012 gets under way.

The spectacular event on August 24 will also see Led Zeppelin's Jimmy

Page performing a duet with pop star Leona Lewis.

And an incredible finale will feature Becks, 33, arriving on top of

one of London's iconic red double-decker buses - before he kicks a

football into the crowd to celebrate.

Hundreds of dancers from the UK will then perform ballet and

break-dancing routines as the countdown to 2012 begins.

An insider said: "It is set to be one of the most mind-blowing

spectacles ever. David was elated to be asked to take part, as was

everyone who has been invited.

"Having a rock god like Jimmy Page and a singer like Leona Lewis

performing together for the first time will certainly be something to

remember."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2...15875-20696807/

Meg

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A Page and Lewis collaboration!

Hope this isn't going to effect Zeppelin's 2009 World Tour - Robert would be furious. :lol:

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ha, ha, ha, not again! :D

Afraid so. And I don't want to be a 'rumour monger' but could this pave the way for a 2012 reunion concert? :rolleyes:

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Afraid so. And I don't want to be a 'rumour monger' but could this pave the way for a 2012 reunion concert? :rolleyes:

My gut feeling tells me that our guys really need that Led Zeppelin Letter that was discussed in the other thread. It was not a bad idea, anyway.

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This is the kind of stuff Pagy usually avoids like the plague. I'm going to need a better source than The Mirror before I'm convinced.

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My gut feeling tells me that our guys really need that Led Zeppelin Letter that was discussed in the other thread. It was not a bad idea, anyway.

Except for the Des Barres bit..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-1...ondon-2012.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/otherspor...ondon-2012.html

http://www.gigwise.com/news/45370/led-zepp...e-2008-olympics

Meg

Edited by Meg Ireland

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This is weird. I was thinking the other day about what London could do for a memorable 2012 opening ceremony and having a great band play is the best I could come up with - i.e. Led Zeppelin. Yeah, have a couple of dancers and some fireworks too, whatever, but just having the band play would eclipse any previous Olympics.

Completely forgot about the handover at the closing ceremony. With the mood Jimmy seems to be in at the moment, I could actually see this happening, even if it is a bit unlikely.

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I note the Daily Mail story doesn't claim a Lewis/Page duet. Jimmy aint much of a singer anyway. It'll take Pagey longer than 8 minutes to tune up.

What would they play anyway? A Whole Lotta Burning Love I suppose!

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I didn't know duckwalking was an Olympic event :huh:

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Reggie29 Aug 9 2008, 01:59 PM Post

#71

QUOTE (Little Miss @ Aug 9 2008, 12:49 AM)

What the HELL is London gonna do for the ceremony...

I bet ours will be horrible. Probably break dancing and rapping along side with some gimps forced to walk around in Tudor dress.

I actually hope they all do crazy posh royal stuff..

How about Led Zeppelin performing at both the opening and closing ceremonies?

They indicated they would play at "special events" for the right reasons, right?

Representing your country is the highest privelege anyone can afford.

Can you imagine a giant airship igniting the cauldron!?

Boycott that!

The above was from the Olympics thread in the Ramble On forum.

If it does turn out to be true it would be more than I could have wished for. B)

Now if RP, JPJ and JB could join in that would be something!

Bring it on home.....

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Are the Spice Girls unavailable?

Well if Beckham's there, Posh won't be far away! :o

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The spectacular event on August 24 will also see Led Zeppelin's Jimmy

Page performing a duet with pop star Leona Lewis.

"Having a rock god like Jimmy Page and a singer like Leona Lewis

performing together for the first time will certainly be something to

remember."

Meg

Awwww...I can taste sweet revenge here...hahahha... if Robert "does" Allison, well then Jimmy does Leona! :lol::lol:

Jokes apart, if this is true, that is wonderful news!! :) We need to see this man playing with or without Robert!

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I note the Daily Mail story doesn't claim a Lewis/Page duet. Jimmy aint much of a singer anyway. It'll take Pagey longer than 8 minutes to tune up.

What would they play anyway? A Whole Lotta Burning Love I suppose!

A Whole Lotta Bleeding Love...

Edited by Vega

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You can never have enough Jimmy Page.

And never is a word I normally use lightly.

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This is the kind of stuff Pagy usually avoids like the plague. I'm going to need a better source than The Mirror before I'm convinced.

Did someone say Wall Street?

Its absolutlely true. Leona wasn't in my sig for nothing.

Edited by Knebby

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Hope Jason and Jonesy play, too. :)

Jason could put the Olympic Rings on his bass drum.

R B)

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all i want to know is what will he play?

Theremin, of course. To accompany Leona on her cover of Minnie Ripperton's "Loving You"

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