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When Giants Walked the Earth

When Giants Walked the Earth

Author: Mick Wall
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description

Forty years since their formation in a grubby Chinatown basement comes the first truly definitive biography of the world's most legendary 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. Wall 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.

Promotion info

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

Reviews

'A document of a bygone age... they summed up the best and worst of rock culture in the 1970s' -- Robert Sandall TIMES 'an exemplary rock biography' CATHOLIC HERALD 'Well illustrated and utterly compelling' HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER

Author description

Mick Wall was the founding editor of CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE. He's the author of numerous music titles, including books on John Peel, Iron Maiden, Don Arden and Black Sabbath. He ghosted XS ALL AREAS: the autobiography of Status Quo, and is a former DJ on Capital Radio.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781409103196
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : September 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 568
  • : 8 B/W Photo\Illu(s),24 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • : Mick Wall
  • : Paperback
  • : 1