Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin [NOOK Book]

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Author Chris Welch probes the astonishing life of Peter Grant, the larger-than-life maverick who guided Led Zeppelin to superstardom and in doing so revolutionised the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic. With his pugnacious business style and tough-guy image, Grant was universally feared and respected, although his toughness was always directed at getting his clients the best deals around. When he flew to New York in 1968 to sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic Records. he secured the highest advance ever paid...
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Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin

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Overview

Author Chris Welch probes the astonishing life of Peter Grant, the larger-than-life maverick who guided Led Zeppelin to superstardom and in doing so revolutionised the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic. With his pugnacious business style and tough-guy image, Grant was universally feared and respected, although his toughness was always directed at getting his clients the best deals around. When he flew to New York in 1968 to sign Led Zeppelin to Atlantic Records. he secured the highest advance ever paid to any band at that time. Grant's wars against bootleggers and his many confrontations have passed into legend, but there were other surprising facets to the abrasive South London guy who started out as tour manager for rock 'n' roll stars Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry. When Peter Grant died of a heart attack on November 21, 1995, he was already a legend. Now Chris Welch uncovers his complete story, separating fact from myth and creating a vital three-dimensional portrait of a legendary rock personality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857121004
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 617,988
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

1 The Godfather of Rock 7
2 The Rock'n'roll Years 12
3 Stair Way to Zeppelin 35
4 A Whole Lotta Peter 59
5 "Hello. It's Peter Grant Calling" 76
6 Mr Grant Goes to War 97
7 The Song Remains the Same: 'Who was the Guy on the Horse?' 112
8 Swan Song 139
9 "Did You Enjoy the Show?" 158
10 The Wrong Goodbye 183
11 The Last Hurrah 205
12 We'll Meet Again 223
Acknowledgements 255
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