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thozil

The Led Zeppelin Book List

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Thought I'd start a thread on all the books written on the boys. I'd like to keep this to bios/histories, etc. (i.e. no music books with guitar tabs, etc.).

Gross, M. (1975). Led Zeppelin's Golden Boy Robert Plant. New York, NY: Popular Library

This was put out by Circus magazine. I have a copy and as far as I can remember it's not a bad read. Has many photos, most of which are well known.

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Hammer of the Gods, Stephen Davis (multiple different editions exist)

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I'll add a few: The original biography by Ritchie Yorke (1976), a collection of Howard Mylett's early books, and The Montreux Concerts with photos by Gilles Chateau (2001).

 

 

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Trampled Underfoot: An Oral History of Led Zeppelin by Barney Hoskyns.  

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I don't have pictures, but the books I've enjoyed are:

Get the Led Out by Denny Somach - has a nice Zeppelin timeline and lots of interesting interviews.

Led Zeppelin Revealed by Jason Draper - mostly good for it's pictures.

Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls by Charles Cross - lots of good pictures and memorabilia reproductions.

Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused by Chris Welch - an analysis of individual songs. Some interesting information.

Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated Biography by Gareth Thomas - mostly just good for it's pictures.

Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked The Earth by Mick Wall - biography, probably more accurate than Hammer of the Gods.

LZ-'75 - by Stephen Davis - an in depth chronicle of the 1975 tour. Good read.

What You Want Is In The Limo by Michael Walker - how the 1973 tours of Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and The Who created the modern music business.

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12 hours ago, Balthazor said:

Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked The Earth by Mick Wall - biography, probably more accurate than Hammer of the Gods.

That book cost him his social and professional relationship with Jimmy.

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Just now, SteveAJones said:

That book cost him his social and professional relationship with Jimmy.

Yeah I remember reading something about that, though I don't recall the details. It's been a while since I flipped through this one, but I seem to remember it being less absurd than Hammer of the Gods.

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I just got my copy of Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page in the mail today. Ordered it from Amazon for $40. It's just jam packed full of awesome photos.

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