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B.B. King and Jimmy Page signed guitar is up for charity auction

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Stockholm, November 2013

B.B. King and Jimmy Page signed guitar is up for charity auction

A unique electric guitar of Mark B. B. King Lucille which 2004 was signed by B. B. King and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin is now up for auction. On World Diabetes Day November 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the guitar is set to be auctioned off to raise money for child diabetes research.

The auction is a collaboration between Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation, Stockholm's Auktionsverk and Lilly Diabetes.

B.B. King and Jimmy Page signed guitar is up for charity auction

The guitar is signed by B. B. King and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, and is one among a number of exclusive items, for an example fashion accessories and art. The auction will be held at the restaurant Berns in Stockholm, and all items can be seen at www.auktionsverket.com from November 1. All revenues from the auction will be donated to Type 1 diabetes research.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.

Type 1 diabetes (or juvenile onset diabetes) means that the body produce very little or no insulin. It usually debuts in children or young adults, however the causes of juvenile diabetes are not yet fully understood. Therefore additional fundings are needed in order to make important breakthroughs in curing the disease.

Link to auction:
http://auktionsverket.com/auction/special/2013-11-14/1011-gitarr-epiphone-bb-king-lucille-peerless/

For more information, please contact:
Filip Jarl, press contact, Micael Bindefeld AB,
+ 46 (0) 70–736 08 00, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cecilia Björkman, communication manager Lilly,
+ 46 (0) 70-609 88 36, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lisa Hillerström, press contact, Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation
+ 46 (0) 73 – 376 18 17, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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