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    New Peter Grant Book

    http://justbackdated.blogspot.com/2018/10/bring-it-on-home-peter-grant-led.html Chris Charlesworth's review of Mark Blake's new Peter Grant biog. Looks brilliant and I'll get this asap. To judge by the review the revelation of the actions of this character Herb Atkin shed a new light on the Zeppelin story.
  2. Has anyone seen this over at the Hotel? The headline Gladsaxe tape 7th sep 68. kinda catches the attention. I'm too old and cynical to take it at face value though. 💩 http://www.royal-orleans.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46140
  3. He doesn't seem to have posted at the hotel for a few months either.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    These holographic concerts are the kind of thing that would've been written about in dystopian sci fi 30 years ago. You might say it's no different to seeing a tribute band, but imo there's something morbid about it. Intellectually bankrupt music industry.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Is it my imagination or did Page's voice on that interview sound more grainy than normal? He might just have the flu or something, but he sounded frail, or possibly just my imagination.
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    Peter Grant wouldn't have been happy. "Pirate fackin merchandise! An' it's not even spelled right!!"
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    Source of Jimmy Picture (JP IN CAIRO)

    Interesting thing for me is how much healthier he looks than some parts of the '77 tour. Page is quite full in the face, with none of that raddled look he has at Oakland etc. His weight fluctuated a lot in '77, so I'd agree he must have been clean in Egypt.
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    When Zeppelin played the massive outdoor Knebworth Festival in 1979, Grant actually made Preston fly over the crowd in a helicopter and shoot the audience itself, so he’d later have evidence if the promoter tried to stiff him on some of the proceeds while claiming a smaller number of people showed up than actually did. When this inevitably happened, the forward-thinking Grant took him to court and won extra damages, based on the photos, which he’d had analyzed using some special new software. Hum. So the story is it was special software rather than NASA? Either way this isn't quite the way Freddie Bannister remembered it, but it's a happy anniversary / most positive light story, so fair enough.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    I can imagine Plant saying "i'm washing my hair that night", but a bit surprised Jones wasn't there.
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    Two links to promo articles for the new book https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2018/10/03/heres-a-sneak-peek-of-a-one-of-a-kind-book-about-legendary-rock-band-led-zeppelin/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5ded7a736d94 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6234183/Never-seen-pictures-Led-Zeppelin-years.html Yeah, it's the Mail... Some good pics though
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    New Peter Grant Book

    Just read a review of this in Planet Rock, and seriously looking forward to it, it looks like a corker. Mentions are made of a bloke on the Zeppelin scene in the late 70s who was an FBI informer (!), and other craziness. Plus the best bit is said to be "revelations of a plot to rob the Knebworth takings"! This is one for pre order, no doubt.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Just been listening to Heartbreaker on YouTube. The sound quality is superb, the band are cooking, overall, miles better than the usual soundboard quality. Wow!
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    Here is my own complete version of Seattle 1973

    Just been listening to your upload on YouTube. Moby Dick smokes on this, thanks for making this.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    I finally caved in and bought this book. To my great surprise it's actually not bad. One bit stood out for me though and made my jaw drop. It says that Mickie Most put cash up to help finance the first US tour in 68/69, and received 1% of Zeppelin's income in perpetuity. Wtf?! That's not like 1% of the income of Dumpy's Rusty Nuts. That's serious money. Then it's never referred to again, annoyingly. I'd love to know if that's true, and if it is, if it was ever renegotiated.
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    Sept 25, 1968

    Actually that would fit with ol' Led Wallet's profile very well! To be fair, he was paying for it out of his own pocket...