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John Paul Jones to Perform in Cambridge, England on May 20 2012

John Paul Jones to Perform in Cambridge, England on May 20 2012
A Cambridge art gallery has unveiled its 2012 New Music Series featuring 12 cutting edge concerts performed by world class musicians.

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is widely considered as one of the most influential rock bassists of all time.

He will be the big draw for the Kettle's Yard series on May 20, 2012 when he joins Stephen Montague in an exclusive interview and concert. The evening will end with the Cambridge University New Music Ensemble performing his original works.

This year's series begins on January 29 with four tubas, YouTuba, who meet in the woods for a Tuba Bears' Picnic. This musically diverse show is accompanied by text from BBC Radio 3 presenter and poet, Ian McMillan.

On February 12, Kettle's Yard presents the Irish duo, violinist Darragh Morgan accompanied by pianist Mary Dullea.

On February 27, Flam by Orlando Gough comes to Kettle's Yard. This work is performed by virtuoso singers/actors Melanie Pappenheim and Rebecca Askew.

The full programme can be viewed at http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/newmusic.

Tickets are available online or by phone on (01223) 748100. Sunday Coffee Concerts are only £7/£4 concessions and the two evening concerts £10/£6 concessions.
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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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