Led Zeppelin Reunion
DALLASITE BUCKS BURNETT WEARS CUSTOM LED ZEPPELIN SUIT TO REUNION GIG IN LONDON
When long time Led Zeppelin fan Bucks Burnett of Dallas, Texas was invited to see the recent reunion concert at the O2 Venue in London (he met and befriended Jimmy Page while serving as Ronnie Lane's butler in 1985), he knew he needed something special to wear to mark the occasion. So he sent out the call via e-mail pleading for help; he needed someone, anyone, to design and tailor a custom, one-off Houses Of The Holy suit, to represent his favorite Led Zeppelin album.
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In London, Bucks debuted the Holy Suit aboard the Mercia boat, on the River Thames, which hosted the ABC Trust party held by Jimena Page, wife of Jimmy Page. "Brian May was on the boat" says Bucks "and he got a kick out of it, and actress Juliette Lewis said it was 'amazing’.” The boat transported the ABC patrons to the O2 Venue. The ABC Trust raises money to aid underprivileged street children in Brazil.
Inside the venue, other Zeppelin fans constantly stopped Bucks with questions about the suit, and requests for photos. "I had so much fun talking to people from all over the world about the suit, I missed all the warm-up acts. After the show I encountered Marilyn Manson, and we bonded because Houses Of The Holy is our favorite Zeppelin album."
Best of all, at the backstage party after the band's performance, Bucks spoke briefly with bassist John Paul Jones, who agreed to sign and date the sleeve of the suit, thus certifying it as being worn to the event. "It's the equivalent of having a five pound note signed by the Queen,' says Bucks, 'only better. I'll wear this in my coffin!" Bucks hopes to eventually get the suit signed by Page, Plant and Jason Bonham as well.
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Pictured: Bucks Burnett in his Houses Of The Holy suit.
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