A Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar signed by former LED ZEPPELIN axeman Jimmy Page was the star prize at the auction held by The Bath International Guitar Festival for the ABC Trust to help the plight of Brazil's street children. Incredibly, the winner of the guitar generously donated it back to the ABC Trust to help raise even more money for the charity's good causes. This signed Les Paul is now once again available for auction. (auction runs until Feb. 28, 2002. Reserve price: £2,600 - approx $3,500 USD) Commented Page (the charity's patron): "My life has afforded me the opportunity to travel all over the world. In doing so, I have witnessed the plight of its children. Having worked on this project for the past six years, I feel there can be no greater legacy then investing in our future by helping to improve the lives of today's children. Thank you for supporting our efforts to help the less fortunate children in Brazil.” In other news, Jimmy Page and ex-ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant are slated to appear in an upcoming benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the Teenage Cancer Trust on February 9th. Plant is on the bill with his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are also scheduled to perform at Bristol University in Bristol, UK on February 5th.
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