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Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music, 1968-1980
     

Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music, 1968-1980

by Keith Shadwick, Led Zeppelin
 
(Book). Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but their legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, was the important thing. This meticulous book turns away from Zeppelin's well-chronicled antics on the road to explore what made them the biggest rock band of their day

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(Book). Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but their legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, was the important thing. This meticulous book turns away from Zeppelin's well-chronicled antics on the road to explore what made them the biggest rock band of their day and an enduring influence on generations of musicians. With many rare and seldom-seen photographs, this is the definitive vindication of Led Zeppelin's place at the pinnacle of 20th century musical achievement.

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Library Journal
Shadwick, author of the similarly exhaustive and excellent Jimi Hendrix: Musician, has produced a lengthy work worthy of Led Zeppelin's stature and legend. The band's complete evolution is covered in depth, from its rising from the ashes of the Yardbirds in 1968 to the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980. There have been several analogous efforts, notably Stephen Davis's Hammer of the Gods and former Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole's Stairway to Heaven, both of which largely focus on the band's penchant for overindulgence and generally bad behavior. Shadwick, however, takes a much broader approach-he mostly passes over the tales of debauchery in favor of a thorough and insightful analysis of the band's music and the unique personalities and working methods of its four members. In fact, Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones appear less as the crazed rock stars of popular media portrayals than as accomplished musicians who worked incredibly hard on stage and in the studio. The definitive book; highly recommended for all libraries.-Dave Valencia, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Seattle Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879308711
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
11/09/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.95(d)

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