An executive at Warner Music Group has said in a letter sent to Redditch Borough Council that the record label is planning “a series of high-profile events” to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Led Zeppelin.
Tim Fraser-Harding, who lists his title as “President, Global Catalogue, Recorded Music” at Warner Music Group, wrote the letter in support of a proposal to erect a statue of John Bonham in his hometown of Redditch.
Fraser-Harding said in his letter (which can be read in full below) that Warner Music is planning “a series of high-profile events” in 2018. He also said that the label plans to conduct “extensive outreach to media and fans worldwide” in conjunction with the events.
The proposed statue of Bonham in his hometown is planned to be installed for what would have been Bonham’s seventieth birthday on May 31, 2018. Fraser-Harding said that the unveiling of the planned statue could then “be part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations.”
It’s currently unclear what Warner Music plans to do in 2018 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Led Zeppelin.
There were rumours earlier this year that Jimmy Page was in “active discussions” on what can be done to celebrate Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary. Up until now, there had been no evidence that any events were planned.
Here’s the full letter sent to Redditch Borough Council: