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When Giants Walked the Earth : A Biography of Led Zeppelin - Mick Wall

When Giants Walked the Earth

A Biography of Led Zeppelin

By: Mick Wall

Paperback

Published: 14th March 2009
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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 protege, 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.

About the Author

Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock Magazine. He's the author of numerous music titles, including books on John Peel, Iron Maiden, Don Arden and Black Sabbath. He ghosted Xs All Areas: The Autobiography of Status Quo, and is a former DJ on Capital Radio.

A document of a bygone age... they summed up the best and worst of rock culture in the 1970s -- Robert Sandall TIMES an exemplary rock biography CATHOLIC HERALD Well illustrated and utterly compelling HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER

ISBN: 9781409103196
ISBN-10: 1409103196
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 534
Published: 14th March 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.449