Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin

Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin

by Chris Welch
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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