Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has had a profound influence on music for over four decades. But the full account of his life has barely been told ... until now.
Robert Plant : a Life is the first complete and comprehensive telling of Plant's story. From his earliest performances in folk clubs in the early 1960s, to the world's biggest stages as Led Zeppelin's self-styled 'Golden God', and on to his emergence as an emboldened solo star. The sheer scale of Zeppelin's success is extraordinary: they have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. But their success has been marred by tragedy. These pages contain first-hand accounts of Plant's greatest highs and deepest lows: the tragic deaths of his son Karac and his friend, Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Told in vivid detail, this is the definitive story of a man of great talent, remarkable fortitude and extraordinary conviction.
About the Author
Paul Rees has written about music for over 20 years. In that time he has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna to Bono, Take That and AC/DC - and his work has been appeared in a range of publications including The Sunday Times Culture, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph, Q, The Independent, Classic Rock and the Evening Standard. He was also Editor of two of the UK’s most successful and long-standing music publications - Q and Kerrang! - for a total of 12 years. Paul first saw Robert Plant perform in 1993, and since then has established a close working relationship with him. This developed over many years and through several meetings, which have included interviews and awards ceremonies, as well as time spent together on the road.
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what can i say really, i was looking forward to reading about one of the greatest front men in the business but was left disappointed, the author did offer up tidbits of glorious and fine visionary writing through his interpreting songs and album reviews as one would being a writer of Karrang magazine but i felt that it was more about who he played with in his bands during his career than himself. Also felt that it was over indulgent on characters and hard to follow
`Anyone seeking insight into Plant as a man and a musician will find it here.' Q `There have been countless books on Led Zeppelin but little of substance on lead singer Plant. Methodically researched, the music legend's extraordinary career, influences and legacy are superbly articulated in this tremendous biography of an enigmatic rock star." The Bookseller `Whole lotta truth about Zeppelin's Viking rock god' Mail on Sunday `Particularly enlightening on Plant's formative pre-Zep years in the Midlands, A Life puts the singer's eclectic career into clear context.' Dave Lewis, Tight But Loose magazine
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.27