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LED ZEPPELIN FANS: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A VIOLIN BOW actually played with by Jimmy Page on the 1977 Led Zeppelin Tour is offered for sale. My name is John Vogel and I worked on that tour with the lighting crew. I also had 2 other jobs during that show. I was in charge of John Bonham's drum riser when it rolled down to the front of the stage and back for his drum solo. I also set the chairs on stage and took them off for Jimmy Page and John Bonham for the acoustic set by the band during the middle of the concert. I was on the whole tour and worked every show until it was abruptly halted because of the death of Robert Plant's son. We did 45 days in 26 different cities over a 4 month period. The last month of the tour was cancelled. I got the violin bow from Raymond Thomas, Jimmy Page's personal guitar roadie, one night after a show. This BOW is a very unique item and an incredible piece of Rock @ Roll History. I know for a fact that there are not many of these out there, let alone finding someone who is willing to give theirs up. This is a VERY RARE Item, maybe the only one ever to be offered for sale. It is 24 years old. It is from the last North American Tour Led Zeppelin ever did. As you know, John Bonham died in 1980, and Led Zeppelin broke up, bever to tour again. That is what makes this Bow so VALUABLE. There are not very many of them out there and there WON't be any of them EVER AGAIN. Sure, you could probably get a violin bow that has been played by Jimmy Page, but NOT ONE by him when he was in Led Zeppelin. And since Led Zeppelin will NEVER get back together again, NO ONE is going to be making any NEW ONES. To me, Led Zeppelin was the GREATEST Band of all time. And Jimmy Page is the GREATEST Guitar player of all time. And still to this day the only one that uses a Violin Bow to play his guitar. Led Zeppelin was a phenomenon. Every show on the tour sold our in 8 to 15 minutes. Scalper ticket were going from $750 to $1500. The Violin Bow has (Czechoslovakia A. Prager) manufacturers markings on it. It is brown wood and white horse hair strings. It is about 3' long, with about 20 busted strings on it, which are all different lengths from when he would band it against his guitar strings during a guitar solo. "DANT, DANT ---- DANT, DANT, etc." It has a silver knob on the bottom with a black stripe around it. On the wood sleeve, about 6" from the bottom, it has Black Leather wrapped around it with 8 white stripes. The part on the bottom that holds the wood sleeve from the strings is black with a silver pearl spot in the middle. Below you will find 19 pictures that I hope will provide the PROOF that what I say is TRUE. The pictures take about 4 minutes to download, so PLEASE be patient. (1) the VIOLIN BOW itself (2) closeup of violin bow with manufacturers name (Czechoslovakia A. Prager) (3) the 'CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY' (4,5,6) Jimmy playing with a violin bow in concert (7) me in my bedroom holding the VIOLIN BOW in front of the blowup picture of me onstage with Jimmy Page (8)the bow and my SHOWCO/Led Zeppelin T-shirts from the tour (9) my ANVIL briefcase with my Led Zeppelin '77 Tour Backstage passes (10) me carrying John Bonham's chair offstage with Jimmy page sitting in the background (11,12,13,14) more pictures of me onstage with Jimmy page (15) my 3 laminate backstage passes, one for each leg of the tour (16) the 3 tour itineraries with my name in the upper right hand corner (17, 18, 19) First page of each of the itineraries showing tour dates and members of the crew. My name is in the upper right hand corner of each page. People, This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!! This is a legit, unique opportunity for someone to own an INCREDIBLE piece of Rock @ Roll history. INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE OF THE VIOLIN BOW, the PURCHASER will also RECEIVE 'FREE OF CHARGE' the following {1} the ONE and ONLY 'CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY' for this VIOLIN BOW, and in a picture frame {2} COPIES of the 5 photos of me on stage with Jimmy Page {3} COPIES of the 3 tour itineraries {1st, 2nd, and 3rd leg) {4} COPIES of the 3 laminate backstage tour passes (red, white, and gray) {5} A SET OF 35 PHOTOS from the 1977 Led Zeppelin tour. They are all 5x5 color photos. All are CLOSEUPS taken from onstage or fro mthe first row of the audience. I took 160 photos during the tour and recently picked out the 35 BEST and had some copies made. They are EXCELLENT! They are described as follow: 1) Jimmy playing with the violin bow (front view) like on ebay ad 2) Jimmy Page playing with the violin bow (side view) like on ebay ad 3) Jimmy playing "Stairway to Heaven" (side view) with double neck guitar held up in air 4) Jimmy playing "Stairway to Heaven" (front view) with double neck guitar held up in air and out to side 6) Jimmy playing "Stairway to Heaven" (front view) with double neck held up in air / different from #4 7) Jimmy playing Les Paul during guitar solo (side view) down on 1 knee with guitar held over head with left hand 8) Jimmy playing Les Paul during guitar solo (rear view) down to both knees with guitar held overhead 9) Jimmy playing Les Paul (side view) with guitar held at thigh level 10) Jimmy playing Les Paul (front view) down on 1 knee bent over with his right hand pointing to floor of stage 11) Jimmy page playing Les Paul (front view) leaning backwards with guitar held overhead 12) Jimmy playing Les Paul (front view) with guitar around thighs 13) Jimmy upstage during guitar solo playing with knobs on amps doing feedback (front view) down on 1 knee 14) Jimmy upstage during guitar solo playing with knobs on amps doing feedback (side view) with guitar slung over back, right hand out 15) Jimmy upstage during guitar solo playing with knobs on amps doing feedback (front view) down on both knees 16) Jimmy upstage during guitar solo playing with knobs on amps doing feedback (front view) down on 1 knee / different pose 17) Jimmy covered with dry ice smoke up to his waist (side view) with hands pointing onstage 18) Jimmy covered with dry ice smoke up to his waist (side view) playing guitar 19) Robert singing (rear view) with microphone held up to his mouth 20) Robert standing downstage with hands on hips (rear view) 21) Robert sitting up on top of piano (side view) 22) Robert standing downstage with hands on hips & right leg raised up (front view) 23) Bonham playing drums (side view) 24) Bonham playing drums (side view) / different from # 23 25) Bonham and Keith Moon together on same drum riser playing drums (front view) 26) John Paul Jones playing bass dressed all in white (front view) 27) Band playing (side view) 28) Band playing (front view) Jimmy with legs spread playing Les Paul 29) Band playing (front view) Jimmy with legs spread playing with Les Paul 30) Band playing (side view) / different from #27 31) Band playing (side view) Jimmy bent down playing guitar 32) Band playing (side view) all upstage by drum riser 33) Band playing (front view) Robert with microphone held over his head with left hand 34) Band playing (front view) beginning notes of "Stairway to Heaven" 35) End of show / Band standing downstage center taking final bows (front view) IT's JUST LIKE YOU ARE REALLY THERE!!! These photos cover all the best and unique moments of the concert. And since I knew the show so well, I knew the exact second to take the photo. They are VERY RARE photos, and you will not find them anywhere else in the world. PURCHASING this VIOLIN BOW will make an EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. The PURCHASER should be able to re-sell it in 50 to 100 years for $1,000,000 dollars! All of these FREE items, are for the purpose of AUTHENTICITY in case you may want to re-sell the VIOLIN BOW in the future. Or, you can pass it down to your children and they will be able to re-sell it. It will be PRESERVED for future generations. As for DELIVERY. "*" I WILL SHIP IT---I have figured out a really safe way to ship it so I am offering FREE SHIPPING NOW "*" OR YOU CAN COME UP TO MY HOUSE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS AND PICK IT UP YOURSELF. AS FOR PAYMENT, I WILL ACCEPT "*"CASHIERS CHECK "*" ONLY! I WILL SEND YOU A NOTARIZED RECEIPT OF THE PURCHASE ALONG WITH THE OTHER ITEMS. ---NOTICE---!!!!! TO ANY NON-BELIEVERS OUT THERE!!!!!! I am very disappointed in you. I have only 3 words to say to you. "*YOU ARE STUPID*" Sotheby's believed me when I went to them. Do you really think I would go on the road for 4 months with Led Zeppelin (THE GREATEST ROCK&ROLL BAND IN HISTORY) and not collect some cool souvenirs? I also have a harmonica and tambourine from Robert Plant, Page guitar pick, and many Bonham drumsticks. "I SAID WHAT I MEANT, AND I MEANT WHAT I SAID." The nice people can email My home number is (M-F EVENINGS AFTER 6:00 P.M. Sat-Sun Anytime) Good Luck!

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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