John Paul Jones autographed photo Led Zeppelin 12×8″
Authentic John Paul Jones autographed photo Led Zeppelin 12×8″. Authenticated by Beckett Authentication.
John Paul Jones the former bassist, keyboardist, and mandolin player for Led Zeppelin. The most quiet of the group, but claimed he had just as much fun as the rest of his band mates on the road. An employee of Atlantic Records in France stated that, “The wisest guy in Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones autograph. Why? He never caught in an embarrassing situation.” Jones has also been called the best bass player in Europe as well as ranking number three as the “Bassist of the Millennium.”
Jones had met Jimmy Page a few times during his time as a session player. He had even contributed to The Yardbird’s Little Games album in 1967. That winter, Jones told Page about his desire to be apart of any project. So, later that year when The Yardbirds disbanded, John Paul Jones autographs went back to Page; at the suggestion of his wife, who automatically invited him into the band.
Page later explained: “I was working at the sessions for Donovan’s Hurdy Gurdy Man, and John Paul Jones autographed looking after the musical arrangements. During a break, he asked me if I could use a bass player in the new group I was forming. He had a proper music training, and he had quite brilliant ideas. I jumped at the chance of getting him.
The four musicians first played together at a record store on Gerrard Street in London. They played “Train Kept A-Rollin,” suggested by Page, where Jones knew they were going to be a hit as soon as he heard John Bonham play the drums. The first studio track Led Zeppelin did was “Jim’s Blues,” a Three Week Hero album for P.J. Proby.
The band had done a Scandinavian Tour in September of 1968. Page had used every penny he had to make the tour work, Robert Plant had recalled, and they made no money at all. They continued on to make a first album, based upon their live set. Page covered the costs himself. After the album complete, the band forced to change their name due to a cease and desist letter via Chris Dreja.
Gaining $200,000 from Atlantic Records that November; Led Zeppelin now under a contract having signed without even auditioning for the record company. Their contract stated that the band would have to release albums, tour, and design the album and its contents. They would also have to promote each release and decide which tracks to release as singles. So Led Zeppelin autographs formed their own company, Superhype, to handle all publishing rights. Jimmy Page decided to produce all of it.