When Giants Walked the Earth

When Giants Walked the Earth

A Biography of Led Zeppelin

Book - 2009
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The final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin.

They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death.

WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena last year, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

The culmination of several years research, this book tells the full, shocking story of Led Zeppelin from the inside, written by someone who has known Jimmy Page for over twenty years.

Publisher: London : Orion, 2009
ISBN: 9781409103196
Branch Call Number: B 781.66092 LEDZ
Characteristics: x, 486 p. ; col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Oct 28, 2011

Too much focus on how Zep ripped off the old blues masters, and on Jimmy's love of underage groupies.
Ridiculous italicized sections that go on and on whierein the author tries to get the individual band members points of view as he fails to advance the narrative in this stilted fashion which doesn't work. Long run-on sentences which reference half a dozen people, then degenerate into a string of vague pronouns, leave even the most literate reader confused as to what the hell he is trying to say. Fatuous yet smirkingly aloof, Mick Wall has definitely burned all his bridges to Zeppelin after dropping this turd. I hope Jimmy mails him a toad.

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