Peter Grant was the manager of Led Zeppelin from their inception in 1968 until the group came to an end in 1980 after John Bonham’s tragic death. He had 20% of the band’s publishing rights and left 10% to his son Warren Grant and 10% for his daughter Helen Grant. She now announced in an interview with The Times that she is selling her share.
The deal includes a share of the Led Zeppelin name and trademarks
Ian Penman, who is from the the Law Firm called New Media Law, that is handling the sale talked about the deal. “Her father managed Led Zeppelin and owned 20% of the Zeppelin companies. “So [the deal] is quite rare in that respect, because it includes trademarks. It includes the name. The name, Led Zeppelin, is owned by a company that Helen co-owns.”
“[Deals like this] just never happen really. And especially on one of your all-time favorite bands. It’s a dream world to be involved with the story at all,” he said.
Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (Guitar), Robert Plant (Vocals), John Bonham (Drums) and John Paul Jones (Bass and keyboards). During 12 years together, they have released 8 studio albums and one posthumous record in 1982.
The band came to an end in 1980 after the death of the legendary drummer John Bonham who died at the age of 32. The group decided that they couldn’t move foward because Bonham was a really important part of their sound.
After the end of the band, Peter Grant practically retired from the music business and with a lot of health problems died in 1995 at the age of 60, victim of a heart attack.
Led Zeppelin continue to be one of the most successful bands of all time with an estimated amount of 200 to 300 million records sold worldwide.