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Led Zeppelin star's sister becomes Fraserburgh patron



Deborah Bonham, who has joined the Fraserburgh-based Willows Animal Sanctuary with her husband Peter Bullick, is the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John.

And she is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter in her own right, and animal rights campaigner.

Willows, which is the largest organisation of its kind in Aberdeenshire, already has the support of former "Free" vocalist, Paul Rodgers and Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers.

And now they have been joined by Deborah, whose 2014 album Spirit gained glowing international reviews.



Deborah and her husband - whose guitar licks can be heard on his wife's work and many other tracks - have previously rescued animals of their own, including four ex-racehorses.

She said: "Peter and I are absolutely thrilled to become patrons of this amazing charity.

"I have always had a strong love for Scotland, as did my mother and father. We often had family holidays there when we were young, so I have a lot of happy memories.

"I have since had the pleasure of touring Scotland with Nazareth and [as a] solo [artiste] and they have always been the most incredible shows with the most incredible audiences."


via STV via STV

Deborah added: "It makes total sense to me to be involved with a Scottish charity and give something back for the welcome and love I've been shown there.

"We need charities like Willows who connect animals with people, especially animals and people who haven't had the greatest start in life.

"If we can play a part in this worthy cause, in any way we can, it will be our absolute honour".

From: STV Aberdeen

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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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