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Original Led Zeppelin Artwork to be Auctioned
Bonham's in New York will be auctioning off a bunch of original rock artwork on March 10. As part of The Art of Rock & Roll event, the auction house will be featuring items from bands including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, The Police, The Clash, Richard Hell, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Journey, U2, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols.

The pieces include paintings, drawings, sketches and studies, printing plates and poster sets, according to ArtDaily.org. The work of famous rock artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley Mouse, Jamie Reid, Alton Kelly and Randy Tuten, will be included in the auctions.

The items range from psychedelic concert posters from the '60s to original album artwork, such as the photographic piece for Osbourne's album, No Rest for the Wicked. The piece, created by Bob Carlos Clarke, is estimated to fetch between $4-$6,000.

A rare proof of Led Zeppelin's 2003 DVD, comprising a photographic Chromalin proof of the outer box cover has been signed by the artist, Andie Airfix, and framed. It's pre-sale estimate is $400-$600.

From: Gibson Lifestyle
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire
May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10
May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin
May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur
May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas
May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios
May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour
May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA
May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965
May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched
May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building
May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London
May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum
May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans
May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse
May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August
May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany
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