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When Giants Walked the Earth
Mick Wall

Classification : Music
Pub Date : Oct 01, 2009
Imprint : Orion
Page Extent : 568
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781409103196
Price : 799

About the book
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 protege, 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.

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'As well as being the most complete account yet of a great British rock band, WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH is, as its name implies, a document of a bygone age... Wall has done his subject proud'


 

'So this is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever... Mick Wall, the veteran rock journalist, lays it all bare in a book that can only be described as definitive'
     
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Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock Magazine. He's the author of numerous music titles, including books on Iron Maiden, Don Arden and Black Sabbath. He ghosted XS All Areas: the autobiog...(+)
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