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 most 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.
Keith Shadwick, author of the acclaimed Jimi Hendrix: Musician, has written an in-depth assessment of Zeppelin's
greatness and their central position in the history of rock music, as recognized by their recent
"lifetime achievement" Grammy award. 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.
Publication Date: November, 2005
356 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
80 B&W photos
By Keith Shadwick
Authentic transcriptions with tab for 16 songs: Black Dog *
Black Mountain Side * Bron-Y-Aur
Stomp * Celebration Day * Communication Breakdown * Dazed and
Confused * Friends * Going to
California * Good Times Bad Times * Heartbreaker * Immigrant
Song * Misty Mountain Hop *
Ramble On * Stairway to Heaven * What Is and What Should Never
Be * Whole Lotta Love. 256
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
July 1, 2000
Between 1968-1980 Led Zeppelin performed over 500 concerts in every corner of the world,
establishing themselves as the most popular live rock attraction of their era. This book
explores in great detail the concert history of one of the most successful bands of all
About the Author
Dave Lewis is the editor and publisher of Tight But Loose, the long-running Led Zeppelin
fanzine. Each chapter will feature an introductory link with the relevant Tight But Loose
magazine source reference.
This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Omnibus Press
(February 1, 2006)
Warner Brothers Publications
Includes: Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You * Bring It on Home * Dancing Days * Dazed and Confused *
Immigrant Song * The Lemon Song * Ramble On * Rock and Roll * Tangerine * Thank You * You
Shook Me * Your Time Is Gonna Come and more. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
(July 1, 2000)
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham make up Led Zeppelin, one of the greatest hard rock bands ever. This heavily illustrated book gives readers an in-depth examination of everything that inspired the songs of Led Zeppelin. What was the "House of the Holy"? Where was the "Stairway to Heaven"? Which strange encounters led to such classics as "Kashmir" and "Trampled Underfoot"? Was it an
earthquake that inspired "Going to California" on their untitled fourth album?
Dazed and Confused 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 break-up in 1980, including Unledded: No Quarter and the BBC Sessions album. You are invited to explore the inspiration behind the sound of four brilliant musicians who defined the concept of hard rock, and yet imbued their work with passionate magic and mystery. That mystery is heavily explained in Dazed and Confused.
Proving that a band is truly the sum of its parts, this music history traces the influences
and experiences that would later converge to form Led Zeppelin. Every recording and live
session made by the future band members is traced and woven into a rich and insightful web
of influences that contains a complete family tree of their musical and professional
colleagues as well as a massive discography and list of live performances. Staggering
insight into the workings of this period's big wigs and foot soldiers accompany details on
bands and records that were recently discovered to have featured Jimmy Page, Robert Plant,
and John Paul Jones. Rare photographs of the bandmates in their pre–Led Zeppelin
incarnations are included along with original interviews with their friends and colleagues.
About the Author
Alan Clayson has written more than 30 books on various musicians, including George Harrison,
Keith Moon, The Little Box of Beatles, The Walrus Was Ringo, and The Yardbirds. His work
regularly appears in a variety of publications that include The Daily Mail,
FHM, Mojo, and Record Collector.
Now in small format! Led Zeppelin's records and concerts
outsold every other band on the planet...This book includes
full international discography, bibliography, complete concert
listings, and 16-page color photo section.
by Chris Charlesworth (Editor)
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Omnibus Press