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Memories in Music is having a charity contest featuring signed Robert Plant artwork. Each entry costs £1.25 to enter. Proceeds from the contest benefit the Macmillan Cancer Support. The contest runs until October 17, 2010 and the winners will be chosen at random
Visit the Memories in Music website to find out more about the group and the contest rules.
Robert Plant spent his birthday (August 20, 2010) helping to launch the Steve Bull Foundation. The Foundation was created by former Wolves footballer Steve Bull in order to ramp up his charity activities. Robert performed a 45 minute set for the 270 guests.
Football legend Steve Bull will be launching the Steve Bull Foundation with a VIP launch party at Molineux. For the last five years Bull has been helping efforts to raise money for Promise Dreams, which is aimed at easing suffering for terminally ill children. His new foundation will provide grants to organization in the Black Country and West Midlands which aid the disabled, homeless, sick, disadvantaged and young people.
Robert Plant will perform a one-off gig a the launch party. Bull says he mentioned the idea to Robert and he agreed to do it. Bull commented he thinks Robert had hoped he’d forget about it, but Bull is holding him to his promise!
The Sound & Vision event held at Abbey Road on February 25, 2010 raised pver £200,000 to benefit Cancer Research UK.
Robert Plant opened his performance with “Farmer In The City” by Scott Walker, backed by te London Oriana Choir. He followed up with I Bid You Good Night from Incredible String Band. The finale of the show was “My Sweet Lord” performed along with Beth Nielson Chapman, Newton Faulkner and David Gray.
For some photos and more information about the event visit Tight But Loose.
Robert Plant will be appearing tonight, February 25, 2010 at Abbey Road Studios. Geoff Lloyd and Ben Jones from Absolute Radio will be broadcasting live from this event. Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime show begins at 5pm (uk) and Ben Jones begins at 8pm (uk).
Beth Nielsen Chapman will be performing with Robert Plant on February 25, 2010 at Abbey Road studios to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
In a recent interview with Burton Mail, Chapman talks about her music and some thoughts on Robert Plant.
She tells interviewer Richard Castle:
“I’m always thrilled to have commercial success, but, for me, the measure of my success is to be asked to work with people like Robert Plant.
“A few months ago, we shared a meal and what struck me about him was how openminded and curious he was. And we’re not just talking about music. He’s got such a quizzical mind about everything and I think that’s a great quality for a musician to have.”
Robert Plant attended the 90th birthday party for former Wolves goalkeeper Bert Williams on January 31, 2010. There were 250 guests present at Molineux to celebrate the event.
Robert, who sat in the back with with Steve Bull, donated a signed guitar for a charity auction. The guitar brought £851 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society. Robert commented: “I can get tickets for most gigs but there are some events where the tickets are priceless and this is one of them.”
According to Classic Rock Magazine, Robert Plant will join the Sound & Vision show at Abbey Road Studios on February 25, 2010. The show is to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Robert will be supported by Beth Nielson Chapman and the London Oriana Choir.
Robert commented: “Performing at Sound & Vision is something I’m really excited about. Cancer Research UK is a very worthwhile cause, and when Bob [Harris] asked me to get involved I didn’t hesitate. My set is quite different from anything I’ve ever done before, as I’ll be performing with Beth and a full choir on stage. Cancer is a disease that affects so many people and Sound & Vision is a great way to raise money to fight it.”
The only way to get tickets (and other items that will benefit the charity) is to bid via the Sound & Vision eBay auctions.