The definitive history of the iconic, bestselling rock band Led Zeppelin, illustrated with striking photographs of the band both on and offstage.
A unique look at the history, adventures, myths and realities of this most legendary and powerful of bands, it is a labour of love based on hours of first-hand and original interviews. What emerges is a compelling portrait of the four musicians themselves, as well as a fresh insight into the close-knit entourage that protected them, from Peter Grant to Richard Cole to Ahmet Ertegun, giant figures from the long-vanished world of 1970s rock.
Featuring many rare and never before seen photographs, it is also the first book on Led Zeppelin to cover such recent events as their triumphant 2007 O2 Arena gig and Robert Plant's Grammy-winning resurgence of recent years.
About the Author
Barney Hoskyns is the co-founder and editorial director of online rock-journalism library Rock's Backpages, and author of several books including Across the Great Divide: The Band & America (1993), Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2005) and Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (2009). A former US correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns writes for Uncut and other UK publications, and has contributed to Vogue, Rolling Stone and GQ.
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 6th September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.1 x 5.1
Weight (kg): 0.97
Edition Number: 1