Eric Clapton for Crossroads

March 9: This Day in Music

In 2011 – Eric Clapton puts several personal items up for auction. Proceeds benefit Crossroads, a treatment center that Clapton established in Antigua. Items included a 2005 Fender amplifier and a 1948 Gibson guitar. The auction also featured several gold records belonging to Clapton.

This is the third fund-raising auction that Clapton held for Crossroads. In 2004, he raised $7.4 million for the treatment center, and a 1999 auction brought in another $5.1 million.

In 2004 – Tom Jones was banned from wearing tight leather pants by his own son and manager Mark Jones. His son said it was time to “dress his age” as he was in danger of becoming a laughing stock at 63.

And in 1981 – Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honeydrippers.

Cryptic Message on Robert Plant’s Website Starts Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumor

“Any time now…”

That’s the message that Robert Plant has on the front page of his website. And that’s it. There’s nothing else on the page.

With those cryptic three words, Plant has put the internet into a frenzy. Could Led Zeppelin be reuniting?

Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones reunited 10 years ago in London, with Jason Bonham taking his father’s place behind the drum kit. Since then, Plant has turned down any reunion rumors.

While many are getting their credit cards ready to purchase Zeppelin reunion tickets, the message could be misleading, as Plant has been working on new material, so the message could be referring to that.

According to Feel Numb, however, their sources are telling them that Zeppelin will be reuniting for the festival Desert Trip 2017, which would coincide with the Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary.

The festival is due to take place in Indio, California, in October. Last year’s event featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters.


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