Choice pressing of Led Zeppelin II, fully signed, obtained by an 18-year-old fan during their 1969 Canadian tour
Beautiful Canadian pressing of Led Zeppelin II, the landmark second studio album from Led Zeppelin (Atlantic, SD 8236, Stereo, Red Label, Seven Arts), signed neatly on the front cover in black ballpoint by the full band: vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. In fine condition, with some skipping to the Jones signature. The record is included.
The consignor notes: ‘My late husband went to their concert back in 1969 on their tour of Southern Ontario, Canada. He purchased the Led Zeppelin album and was caught up in the crowd. He said he went down the wrong corridor and the band was sitting in their dressing room having a drink with the door open. They invited him in and signed the album at that time. He got to meet them and it was quite a thrill. He was only 18 at the time.’
Upon its release in late October 1969, Zeppelin’s eponymously titled sophomore record instantly became a monster success within the U.S. and the UK, quickly cementing the quartet as the next great British rock act. Given the era’s passive attitude towards autograph collecting and the increased security implemented by Zeppelin’s now legendary manager Peter Grant, band-signed items remain exceptionally scarce. There are reportedly less than 30 known fully signed Led Zeppelin albums extant, with this example all the more remarkable given its lack of inscriptions and crisp, clean autographs.
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