Lot #8049
Led Zeppelin Signatures

Pristine Zeppelin autographs from early 1979, obtained by John Bonham's sister

Estimate: $6000+


Pristine Zeppelin autographs from early 1979, obtained by John Bonham's sister

Autograph album, 5.5 x 3.5, signed inside on the same page in crisp ballpoint by Led Zeppelin—"Best wishes, Robert Plant," "John Bonham," "John Paul Jones," and "Jimmy Page," with a collector's hand dating the signatures to January 1979. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, which states that the "signatures were obtained by John Bonham's sister, Debbie Bonham, for a friend at Holy Trinity Convent School, Kidderminster in January 1979."

These beautiful signatures date to the twilight of Led Zeppelin's historic career. The band would play four times in August 1979—twice in Denmark, and twice at the Knebworth Festival—before undertaking a brief 14-show tour of Europe the following summer. Manager Peter Grant's plan to revitalize the band and excite Plant into once again touring America proved successful by the time 'Tour Over Europe 1980' had concluded, with Jones affirming: 'Morale was very high. We were in really good spirits. We were stripped down a lot, musically, and as an act, we remember back to what we were doing. Punk kind of woke us up again.' Sadly, these historic plans were forever derailed when Bonham died at the age of 32 on September 25, 1980.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Remarkable Rarities
  • Dates: #617 - Ended September 25, 2021

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