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LONDON A man from Glasgow, Scotland, paid
83,000 pounds ($170,000) for a pair of tickets to a one-off Led
Zeppelin reunion gig in London on December 10, according to the
BBC which organized the charity auction.
Kenneth Donnell was the winner of Thursday's sale held by
radio host Terry Wogan for the Children in Need charity. Over
the last four days, the auction has raised 894,000 pounds, the
Several million fans tried to buy tickets to the Led
Zeppelin reunion gig at London's O2 arena, which had to be
postponed after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger.
The tickets went on sale at 125 pounds ($256) each,
although they are trading at several times that on the online
auction site www.ebay.co.uk.
In addition to watching the concert, Donnell will also be
allowed to watch Led Zeppelin rehearse the day before and take
home a signed memento from the 1970s rockers.
On Wednesday, Martin Ainscough from Wigan in northern
England paid 250,000 pounds to have singer Aled Jones and pop
star Katie Melua perform a private gig in Manchester.
The Children in Need charity initiative culminates with a
fundraising television show on Friday. (reporting by Mike
Collett-White; Editing by Ibon Villelabeitia)