As a reporter on U.K. music weekly Melody Maker, Chris Welch went on the road with Led Zeppelin during the early 1970s and saw Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham in close-up action at their most exciting and historic shows. Chris has since worked on a variety of music magazines and has written more than 20 books on rock music. He also contributes to U.K. newspapers. His finest hour was playing conga drums, live on stage in Germany with Led Zep during “Whole Lotta Love.”
Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Songby Chris Welch
Led Zeppelin’s hard-driving mix of blues-rock and funk electrified generations of fans, providing them with an unforgettable, monumental musical experience. Superbly illustrated, Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song delves into the true-life tales and people that inspired one of the greatest bands of all time. What were “The Houses of the Holy”? Where was the “Stairway to Heaven”?
This in-depth look reveals the roots and origins of the songs on all eight of the band’s celebrated studio albums, together with all the stories behind material released after Zeppelin’s breakup in 1980.
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A short but satisfying glimpse into the background and artistic process of Led Zeppelin. Some good stories but far too brief and, like the life of the band, leaves the reader wishing there was more.