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Zeppelin ticket ballot result due

Led Zeppelin fans are due to find out later whether their applications to see the band reunite on stage in London have been successful.

More than a million people took part in an online ballot, but just 20,000 tickets are available for the show, on 26 November at the O2 arena in London.

The gig is a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder of Atlantic Records.

Those who have been allocated tickets will be e-mailed by 0000 BST (2300 GMT) on Monday evening, a spokesman said.

Then they will have to pay £125 per ticket, plus booking fees.

Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and Paolo Nutini will also perform at the concert.

Led Zeppelin's last full concert was in Berlin in July 1980, two months before the death of drummer John Bonham.

A show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records in 1988 was the last time singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones all played together.

But a rift between Jones and the other two band members opened after Page and Plant started working together without him in the 1990s.

Proceeds from the show will go to an education fund set up in Mr Ertegun's memory.
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December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.
December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO
December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US
December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums
December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album
December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England
December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig
December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell
December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness
December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater
December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey
December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour
December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year
December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans
December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio
December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings
December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show
December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."
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