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  1. Galymcd, in the event you do get closer to your aim, it may help your cause if you want it signed to you, rather than just his signature on it. Any object signed to "Trevor" isn't as desirable to a general collector, except if the collector is also named Trevor
  2. It was when Jimmy lived at the Old Mill House that I wrote to him and he signed a drawing I'd done (a tracing of a characture of him, I have no artistic skills) and he posted it back to me. It was after Bonham died, a national paper printed the address of Jimmys house in a report and as a naive 15 year old, I thought Bingo! and gave it a shot and got lucky.
  3. You dont want to sell it. But the more signatures you collect on it, the greater it's value until one day you may decide you can't afford not to sell it. id say you'd have more chance of getting it signed if you were to sell it for charity. Otherwise it really isn't going to happen, otherwise many other people would be doing the same thing
  4. jsj

    Stairway To Heaven Tattoo (HELP)

    there is a zeppelin tattoo picture thread somewhere on the forum (use the search) maybe youll get some ideas from there
  5. jsj

    Stairway To Heaven Tattoo (HELP)

    You're going to get your whole arm tattooed with a reference to a song that you don't know well enough to come up with your own ideas for?
  6. Which sections of the the ocean have the two guitars? I'd like to check it out the garden tapes doesn't remark on it
  7. Coda, despite its limitations and later added overdubs, was a Led Zeppelin album. How could a new recorded album with 3 ex members and the son of another, thirty eight years later, be more of a Led Zeppelin "original" album than Coda, even if it was only left overs and out takes?
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    Jimmy's amp "stacks"

    a 100 watt valve amp is incredibly loud. however, what makes the volume so loud in an arena is the PA. this guitar amps are mic'd up and fed into the PA to boost the volume. the volume n stage will also have been extremely loud but make no mistake standing in front of stacks at max volume is punishing on the ears which is why so many old singers and musicians have hearing problems
  9. Freddie bannister knew how much land space was available and used a reckoning of how many people could potentially fill it and it was impossible for as many as Grant thought was unless they were standing on other people's shoulders. The official crowd size is, give or take a few 1000, what it was. It's sad that Grant couldn't accept that they couldn't sell out the two dates and should have stuck with one only. Cocaine paranoia and power aren't a good mix
  10. Very much so. He went bankrupt after the Zeppelin show. His book "there must be a better way" is a revealing account of how far gone Peter Grant was to deal with at that time. And how much time Freddie spent courting them to appear there. I think 74 was the first year he almost got them to sign to play there, but news of it leaked and Grant was livid and pulled out.
  11. I'm not sure how a topic on planty's royalties ended up where it has
  12. Glastonbury in the 70s was a very small scale affair. There was the Reading festival but maybe by then Zeppelins thought they were too grand to play on a bill with lesser known acts, and it wouldn't have been "their" event The Knebworth festival was started with the principal aim of getting Zeppelin on board. Maybe they should have played there in 75 or 77 I'm prteyy sure I read that they considered Wembley, or maybe it was offered to them.
  13. Why would they have wanted to have recorded a couple of shows from each tour? For what purpose other than to give themselves something to watch and listen to? in the 70s people didn't have videos, let alone dvds, so filming for fans wasn't high on the agenda. They weren't thinking ahead (40 years!) to what fans might want now. Indeed in the 70s, remastering albums, releasing box sets or even tour compilations films wasn't even thought of. Getting someone of repute like Eddie Kramer to record shows probably wasn't cheap either. So spreading that across the nine years they toured in would have added up to quite a cost, for no real purpose at the time the gigs were happening
  14. It's much nicer to hear on vinyl than the original nasty sounding cd version. If Jimmy had have got it right the first time, we wouldnt have to buy it again, minus Hello Nary Lou.
  15. The vinyl sounds nice, less compressed. but we have a similar deal as the two TSRTS releases. Each is better in different ways but neither is the complete deal, so we still need both. I think I may have to buy Candle on vinyl to make it a trio. Bananas