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Led Zeppelin 'reform for concert'

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  • Led Zeppelin expected to announce a one-off performance in London
  • A tour could follow if the concert, at London's 02 Arena, is successful
  • It would be the first time the band has reformed in 19 years
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Rock legends Led Zeppelin are to reform for the first time in 19 years for a one-off concert in London, the band is expected to announce.

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Robert Plant playing in London, 2006, with his band the Strange Sensation.

Singer Robert Plant, 59, last week hinted that the band were reforming when a fan asked him about the possibility of a performance.

He replied: "How did you know about that?", the Press Associated reported.

The three surviving original band members - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are said to be planning a concert at the O2 Arena in November, organized by promoter Harvey Goldsmith.

It would coincide with a new "Best Of Led Zeppelin" CD due to be released that month.

It is believed a tour could follow if the concert is successful.

The band broke up in 1980 when drummer John Bonham died after a drinking binge.

His son, Jason, is expected to join the band on stage.

The band have played several times since they split, including at Live Aid in 1985.

Led Zeppelin have sold around 200 million albums, including more than 100 million in the US.

It is reported that money raised from ticket sales will go to a charity formed following the death of Ahmet Ertegun, who founded Atlantic Records . E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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