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Led Zeppelin

Author : Bob Spitz
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 721 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780399562433

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“In this authoritative, unsparing history of the biggest rock group of the 1970s, Spitz delivers inside details and analysis with his well-known gift for storytelling.” —PEOPLE From the author of the iconic, bestselling history of The Beatles, the definitive account of arguable the greatest rock band of all time. Rock star. Whatever that term means to you, chances are it owes a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full measure, separating myth from reality with his trademark connoisseurship and storytelling flair. From the opening notes of their first album, the band announced itself as something different, a collision of grand artistic ambition and brute primal force, of English folk music and African American blues. Spitz’s account of their artistic journey, amid the fascinating ecosystem of popular music, is irresistible. But the music is only part of the legend: Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the sixties became the seventies, of how innocence became decadence, of how rock took over. Led Zeppelin wasn’t the first band to let loose on the road, but as with everything else, they took it to an entirely new level. Not all the legends are true, but in Spitz’s careful accounting, what is true is astonishing and sometimes disturbing. Led Zeppelin gave no quarter, and neither has Bob Spitz. Led Zeppelin is the long-awaited full reckoning the band richly deserves.

When Giants Walked the Earth

Author : Mick Wall
Publisher : Orion
Page : 515 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2010-12-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781409111214

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When Giants Walked the Earth by Mick Wall Pdf

The final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena last year, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant. The culmination of several years research, this book tells the full, shocking story of Led Zeppelin from the inside, written by someone who has known Jimmy Page for over twenty years.

Led Zeppelin IV

Author : Barney Hoskyns
Publisher : Rodale
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2006-11-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781594863707

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Led Zeppelin IV by Barney Hoskyns Pdf

Led Zeppelin IV, often called heavy metal's greatest album, kicks off an exciting new series that takes a fresh, in-depth look at some of the greatest works from the most influential artists of the rock era. Fans may know the songs, but wait until they hear the stories behind them! The music contained in Led Zeppelin IV is part of the soundtrack to a generation. Released in 1971, it rocks, stomps, glides, and shimmers as it covers all the bases the band had mastered: heavy blues, barroom rock and roll, mandolin-driven folk, epic Tolkien-infused mysticism, acoustic Americana, and more. Certified gold one week after its release, the album went to #2 on the U.S. charts and #1 in the U.K. It remained on U.S. charts for 259 weeks. There probably isn't an aspiring rock guitarist anywhere who hasn't plucked out the notes and chords to "Stairway to Heaven" or "Black Dog," and yet many music lovers are unaware of the intriguing backstory to this genre-defining work. To this day there is confusion about what is the actual title of the album. And what about those mysterious symbols? Barney Hoskyns pierces those veils and more as he tells the fascinating story of the evocative set that cemented Led Zeppelin's standing as the biggest, baddest, loudest band in the world—and that remains today the apex of their art.

Led Zeppelin Vinyl

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Reel Art Press
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2021-04-17
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 1909526800

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Led Zeppelin Vinyl by Anonim Pdf

A tribute to the world's greatest rock band through a kaleidoscopic collection of vinyl, from obscure international records to handmade albums of historic performances Led Zeppelin released only eight studio albums and no singles over the course of their 12-year career, but to date there are more than 1,000 official singles and 2,000 LPs in the market. This epic and authoritative volume illustrates in full color some of the rarest and most interesting vinyl releases, including one-of-a-kind rarities, bizarre regional variations, official albums and bootleg recordings of legendary concerts, sometimes featuring handmade artwork or colored vinyl. All the vinyl, labels and covers have been documented by photographer Ross Halfin in superb detail, and are annotated with details of their release. A genuine labor of love, Led Zeppelin Vinylis a must-have for fans of the group as well as for any vinyl enthusiast.

Led Zeppelin All the Songs

Author : Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780316418034

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Led Zeppelin All the Songs by Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin Pdf

Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their legendary back-stage debauchery has been written about extensively in other books, All the Songs is all about the music, detailing the studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. Studio stories will include their productive time at Headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "Whole Lotta Love," which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song," which was cut live in the studio. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span. Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell.


Author : C. M. Kushins
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2021-09-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306846670

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Beast by C. M. Kushins Pdf

The first full-length narrative biography of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest drummers in rock history, and a genuine wild man of epic (and sadly fatal) proportions. Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) rock drummer of all time. Bonham first learned to play the drums at the age of five, and despite never taking formal lessons, began drumming for local bands immediately upon graduating from secondary school. By the late 1960s, Bonham was looking for a more solid gig in order to provide his growing family with a more regular income. Meanwhile, following the dissolution of the popular blues rock band The Yardbirds, lead guitarist Jimmy Page sought the company of new bandmates to help him record an album and tour Scandinavia as the New Yardbirds. A few months later, Bonham was recruited to join the band who would eventually become known as Led Zeppelin-and before the year was out, Bonham and his three bandmates would become the richest rock band in the world. In their first year, Led Zeppelin released two albums and completed four US and four UK concert tours. As their popularity exploded, they moved from ballrooms and smaller clubs to larger auditoriums, and eventually started selling out full arenas. Throughout the 1970s, Led Zeppelin reached new heights of commercial and critical success, making them one of the most influential groups of the era, both in musical style and in their approach towards the workings of the entertainment industry. They added extravagant lasers, light shows, and mirror balls to their performances; wore flamboyant and often glittering outfits; traveled in a private jet airliner and rented out entire sections of hotels; and soon become the subject of frequently repeated stories of debauchery and destruction while on tour. In 1977, the group performed what would be their final live appearance in the US, following months of rising fervor and rioting from their fandom. And in September of 1980, Bonham-plagued by alcoholism, anxiety, and the after-effects of years of excess-was found dead by his bandmates. To this day, Bonham is posthumously described as one of the most important, well-known, and influential drummers in rock, topping best of lists describing him as an inimitable, all-time great. As Adam Budofsky, managing editor of Modern Drummer, explained, "If the king of rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley, then the king of rock drumming was certainly John Bonham."

Experiencing Led Zeppelin

Author : Gregg Akkerman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 201 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2014-10-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780810889163

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Experiencing Led Zeppelin by Gregg Akkerman Pdf

In 1980, Led Zeppelin formally disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham. Yet over three decade, the music, the mystique, and the legacy of this legendary rock act lives on. Reissues of their music sell in the millions, while rumors of reunion tours continue to electrify fans across the globe. The various solo projects pursued by the three surviving members—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones—will forever live the shadow of the blinding light they generated as Led Zeppelin. In Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener’s Companion, musician and writer Gregg Akkerman looks behind the curtain of “rock gods” sensationalism at this performing act's musical legacy through their studio and live recordings. Drawing on his many years as a rock musician and music scholar, Akkerman peeks under the hood to explain not just the when and the where of Led Zeppelin's music, but the why. Putting readers right there, in the times and places where the band was recording and performing its iconic numbers, Akkerman is the voice whispering in the ear of anyone interested in understanding how Led Zeppelin's music works. Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener’s Companion is for the die-hard Led Zeppelin fan and the first-timer just discovering the brilliance of this super band.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin

Author : Benjamin Darling
Publisher : Everything I Need to Know
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2016-02-24
Category : Music
ISBN : 1942334133

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin by Benjamin Darling Pdf

REVISED AND EXPANDED Author, Benjamin Darling, revisits his favorite subject, Led Zeppelin. in the newly revised Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Led Zeppelin. The book has been completely redesigned, with more quotes from band members, expanded song lyrics, glorious new illustrations, and the full text of every song featured in the book is provided at the back of the book. Expanding on the original, the revised edition of Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin features the lyrics of and quotes from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. Their magical, dreamy and overwhelmingly positive message provide the reader newly minted aphorisms and freshly conceived maxims on the timeless topics of life, love and happiness. All this great advice is wittily presented and cleverly illustrated with children's primer/classic rock art mash-ups. Reader's will find deep wisdom and profound poetry in the lyrics featured in Everything I Need to Know I learned From Led Zeppelin; part self-help, part anthology, and part philosophical treatise, the book is an exercise, through words and whimsical pictures in free thought, the type of thought many have experienced laying back on their bed staring at a record album cover. Accolades for the first edition: - My favorite book ever Its' especially funny if you grew up with Led Zeppelin Very clever "Rock" wisdom You will love it - Such a cute take on well beloved classic rock songs. Nice gift for anyone who loves Led Zeppelin, or deep thoughts for meditation. - Clever and can induce flashbacks. Important February dates in Led Zeppelin history: February 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters Billboard Top 40 February 1973 - Houses of the Holy released 24 February 1975 - Physical Graffiti released 24 February 2016 - Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Led Zeppelin Select Media Events: Advance copies to major music media February 2016 - Interviews, excerpts, and learn featured Learning from Led Zeppelin talks (inquire with publisher if interested) Zeptember - Relaunch party Rocktober - see Zeptember

Led Zeppelin

Author : Hugh Fielder
Publisher : Flame Tree Music
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2019-12-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 1787557359

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Led Zeppelin by Hugh Fielder Pdf

Led Zeppelin's blend of rock and heavy metal with other genres of music such as blues, soul, folk, pop, Indian and Celtic ranks them as one of the all-time greatest bands whose influence is still felt today. Taking a chronological look at their career, this book takes the reader from the heady days in 1968 when they first brought their unique sound to a worldwide audience, through the early 1970s when they were billed as the 'biggest band in the world' and to 1980s when they became household names on both sides of the Atlantic. Led Zeppelin is part of Flame Tree's successful ongoing series, Rock Icons. Other titles in the series include David Bowie, Queen, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Elvis.

The Led Zeppelin Curse

Author : Lance Gilbert
Publisher : Lance Gilbert
Page : 174 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2018-03-29
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0473410532

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Evenings with Led Zeppelin

Author : Dave & Tremaglio Lewis,Mike Tremaglio
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2018-10
Category : Rock concerts
ISBN : 1783057017

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Evenings with Led Zeppelin by Dave & Tremaglio Lewis,Mike Tremaglio Pdf

"Evenings With Led Zeppelin chronicles the 500-plus appearances Led Zeppelin made throughout their career. From their earliest gig in a Denmark school gymnasium on September 7, 1968, through to the last gig that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones ever performed with John Bonham, in Berlin on July 7, 1980, this is the Led Zeppelin story told from where their legend was forged live on stage. Deploying impeccable research spread over many years, Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio brings clarity, authority and perspective to a show-by-show narrative of every known Led Zeppelin performance. With pinpoint accuracy they trace the group's rapid ascent from playing to a few hundred at London's Marquee Club to selling out the 20,000 capacity Madison Square Garden in New York--all in a mere 18 months. Supplemented by historical reviews, facts and figures and expert commentary that capture the spirit of the times, Evenings with Led Zeppelin is illustrated throughout with rarely seen concert adverts, posters, venue images, ticket stubs and photos, all of which offer matchless insight into their concert appearences."--Back cover

Treasures of Led Zeppelin

Author : Chris Welch
Publisher : Carlton Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2019-03-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1787392155

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Treasures of Led Zeppelin by Chris Welch Pdf

Treasures of Led Zeppelin relives the greatest story of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll ever told--complete with 21 pieces of facsimile memorabilia Sell-out tours in packed stadiums, records going platinum on pre-orders alone, three-hour long concerts night after night, women, booze, drugs . . . Led Zeppelin did it all. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John "Bonzo" Bonham created a sound that has never been equaled and will never be bettered in the annals of hard rock. Though it ended with the death of their drummer, along the way the band made magic as they mixed blues and rock with Celtic, African, and Asian influences. Written by a man who witnessed many of their most legendary performances, Treasures of Led Zeppelin recounts Led Zep's history as they played their way to musical glory. This unofficial publication features images from the cream of contemporary photographers, and captures an era when the group conquered the world with their heavy riffs and pioneering songs. And 21 pieces of facsimile memorabilia take you there, putting ticket stubs, programs, beautiful posters, superbly designed contemporary flyers, and more in your hands.

Get the Led Out

Author : Denny Somach
Publisher : Sterling
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Rock groups
ISBN : 1454912618

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Get the Led Out by Denny Somach Pdf

Colorful chronicle of the kings of stadium rock inspired by the long-running all-Led Zeppelin radio show, Get the Led Out.

The Photographer's Led Zeppelin

Author : Ross Halfin
Publisher : 2 13 61
Page : 334 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Music
ISBN : 1880985292

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Jimmy Page: the Anthology

Author : Jimmy Page
Publisher : Genesis Publications
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2020-09-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1905662610

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Jimmy Page: the Anthology by Jimmy Page Pdf

In this book, I wanted to include items from my personal archive that have played a part in my career over 60 years, to give the detail behind the detail. - Jimmy Page From his early days as a young session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all he has amassed an extensive private archive of iconic guitars, stage costumes and personal ephemera. Now, in The Anthology, Jimmy Page is granting exclusive access to his archive for the first time, and telling the inside story of his phenomenal career. In the new text of over 70,000 words, Jimmy Page guides the reader through hundreds of rare items, many of which are unseen, others of mythic status, such as the Gibson double neck guitar, his dragon emblazoned suit, his white embroidered poppy suit, and the outfit worn in the concert film The Song Remains the Same. Also included are handwritten diaries, correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, previously unpublished photographs and much, much more. Created with his full participation, each piece has been individually selected by Jimmy Page, and photographed especially for the book. The result is Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Both reflective and revealing, it is quite simply the legendary musician's most comprehensive and fascinating account of his life to date.