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John Brennan Collection: Led Zeppelin

The song remains the same – as does the fandom

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Autograph collector John Brennan, right, with Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

“I was straight-up obsessed with Led Zeppelin and dragged my parents to see ‘The Song Remains the Same.’ I had a hard-rock obsession that never wavered. I had tickets in 1979 or ‘80 to see them; then Bonham died and I never got to go. That killed me.”

“I got autographs from Page and Plant for a good solid 20 years, 1985-2006, up through the reunion tour. They don’t sign anymore.”

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Autograph collector John Brennan, left, with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

Few rock bands will rise to the pinnacle of superstar status quite like Led Zeppelin. From 1968 to the 1980 death of drummer John Bonham, and then beyond, legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, soaring vocalist and lyricist Robert Plant, and peerless bass and keyboard man John Paul Jones, the band produced some of the most timeless rock anthems and ballads in music history.

Led Zeppelin drew from a wide variety of influences – blues, psychedelia, folk, even medieval – with their signature hard-driving guitar rock sound paving the way for heavy metal.

Indisputably one of the most successful and innovative rock bands in history, Led Zeppelin’s nine studio albums all hit the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart, with six reaching No. 1. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum’s biography of the band states that they were “as influential” during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.

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Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, autographed photo. Part of the John Brennan Collection, offered by RR Auction.
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Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, autographed photo. Part of the John Brennan Collection, offered by RR Auction.
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John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, autographed photo. Part of the John Brennan Collection, offered by RR Auction.
The late John Bonham, legendary drummer of Led Zeppelin. [courtesy image]

Lot 7016: Their iconic debut album

“Led Zeppelin” album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. The record is included.

This epic album hit No. 10 on the Billboard charts and earned multiplatinum status eight times over, and featured hits “Good Times Bad Times,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Communication Breakdown.” 

Lot 7020: Their pivotal third album   

Led Zeppelin III album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. The album retains its rotating volvelle insert. In fine condition. The record is not included. 

Considered by many as a stylistic turning point in their career, Led Zeppelin’s third album showed another side of the hard-rocking band. Moving from their blues-rock foundations, they showcased their folk and acoustic chops, garnering new prog-rock fans in the process, with signature songs like “Immigrant Song,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “Celebration Day.”

Led Zeppelin debut album, signed by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Part of the John Brennan Collection, offered by RR Auction.
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"Led Zeppelin III," signed by Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. Part of the John Brennan Collection, offered by RR Auction.

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