facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Jimmy Page honored in Brazil

Sept. 22, 2005 at 2:07 PM   |   Comments

, Brazil, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Rio de Janeiro has made Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page an honorary citizen for all he has done to help the city's street children.

"The greatest satisfaction ... is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help," the 61-year-old London native said during the ceremony at Casa Jimmy, which has helped more than 300 children since the legendary guitarist opened it in 1998, the BBC reported Thursday.

Page was promoting an album in Rio in 1994 when he witnessed a gang fight, sparking his interesting in finding a way to help the children scraping to survive in the urban streets, the BBC said.

Casa Jimmy offers medical and psychological support for street kids and pregnant teenagers, as well as food, clothing and job training.

"Jimmy is not a Carioca (Rio resident) or a Brazilian, but he has solidarity with Brazil," state legislator Paulo Melo said at the event.

Page, a founding member of Led Zeppelin, was previously honored with the Order of the British Empire for his Brazilian philanthropy.

Topics: Jimmy Page
© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song Jamie Foxx sued for allegedly stealing new song
3
Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke Randy Travis makes rare public appearance after stroke
4
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
5
Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective' Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback