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No Malta Show for Plant and the Sensations

The much anticipated live concert of Robert Plant in Malta is no more - organizers had to back out of the deal after a mysterious last minute u-turn.

There was so much talk about the Plant concert. It started with gossip, then sponsors were getting the feedback and contacts started rolling. Former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant whose solo career has continued to flourish through the 90s was actually coming to Malta somewhere around the middle of this month.

However last week, minutes before the signing of the contract, one of the main sponsors mysteriously backed out. Although efforts were made to move the date forward in the rather bleak hope of finding a new sponsor, the final blow came when the understandably disappointed Plant management withdrew from any further negotiations completely. Sources approached by maltastar.com were reluctant to mention the names of any of the sponsors. In other words no official reasons were given other then the abrupt backing out of one of the main sponsors.

The Plant saga came to a sad end leaving thousands of Zeppelin fans climbing down the 'stairway to heaven'.

From: MALTASTAR.COM
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September 07, 1968 - The band fulfills some old Yardbirds dates in Scandanavia
September xx, 1969 - Jimmy Page is reported saying the second album will be harder than the first
September 19, 1970 - Led Zeppelin gross over $100,000 for two performances at Madison Square Gardens on the same day
September xx, 1971 - Jimmy Page is furious over a live Yardbirds release. It was forced off the shelves
September xx, 1971 - The band vacations in Hawaii
September xx, 1972 - Discussions to play various countries ends with a decision to play Japan again
September xx, 1973 - Jimmy Page considers a live release of material before releasing a new album
September 14, 1974 - Led Zeppelin and CSN&Y jam at an after party
September xx, 1975 - Jimmy meets up with Robert in Malibu, where he is staying on a tax exile
September 12, 1976 - Page and Bonham return to Switzerland and record a drum piece title Bonzo’s Montreux
September 08, 1977 - Page takes to the stage with other well knowns at a WEA records sales conference
September 15, 1978 - Zep road manager Richard Cole and Bad Company’s Simon Kirke get married in a double ceremony
September 17, 1979 - Promoter Fred Bannister forced into liquidation over Knebworth Sales with Led Zeppelin
September 18, 1980 - Jimmy reviews a new stage set up and technical details for the Eighties Part One tour at Swan Song offices
September 25, 1980 - John Bonham is found dead in Jimmy Page’s Windsor mansion by sound technician Benji Le Fevre
September 12, 2007 - It was announced at a press conference by Harvey Goldsmith that the remaining members of Led Zeppelin would reunite with Jason Bonham on drums.
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