Ageing Rockers Outshine Newcomers in 2007
January 4, 2008
Saturday, December 29, 2007
A wind of reconciliation swept the music industry in 2007, making reunions of ageing rockers the defining theme of the year. Led Zeppelin rounded off a year of landmark reformations in early December with a triumphant return to the stage in London 27 years after the band split in 1980, following the death of drummer John Bonham. Most fans had assumed they would never take the stage together again — but in September they announced the reunion for a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the band four decades ago and died last year.
But Led Zeppelin, musical trailblazers the first time round, were far from being original in 2007, when a slew of leading names from the past four decades reformed to great acclaim.
The Police surprised by announcing their reunion after more than 20 years apart, though most fans believed personal resentments at the heart of the group would prevent a comeback.
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