Bonham: Paiste Artist

John Bonham is remembered for being a Paiste artist. Despite already having four albums with Led Zeppelin released Bonzo didn’t sign with Paiste officially until 1971. The contract below is a standard artist agreement allowing the company to use Bonham’s name in advertising and promotion. It reads: “With this agreement, the undersigned permits the firm of M.M. PAISTE & SOHN KG the use of his name for purposes of promotion and advertising, including the statement that he plays Paiste Cymbals”. Bonham signed the contract on 7/13/1971. Below that is a tally sheet of Bonham’s cymbal orders.

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