Zeppelin Help Fund £26m Education Programme
Led Zeppelin have just played their part in funding higher education.
The band’s reunion for the O2 Arena show in December 2007 helped to raise part of £26 million just donated to Oxford University by Mica Ertegun, widow of Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records and the man in whose memory Zep’s gig was staged.
The donation – one of the biggest in Oxford’s 900-year history – will be used to start the Mica And Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Programme and help fund scholarships in subjects such as art, music and language.
Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones described Ahmet Ertegun as “a soul man” and said he was “very proud” that the gig had led to these scholarships.