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Description - Whole Lotta LED Zeppelin by Jon Bream

They were the heaviest band ever, creating the blueprint for an entire musical genre and becoming a touchstone for an entire generation and their children. Now, to celebrate their fortieth anniversary and December 2007 reunion, heres the first-ever complete illustrated history of Led Zeppelin.This all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock n roll bands of all time features many of todays top American and English rock journalists from Rolling Stone, Creem, Billboard and more, as well as reflections on the bands inspiration from some of rocks top performers, including Aerosmith, Heart, the Minutemen, the Hold Steady, and others. An appendix features the complete discography.Glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from some of the top names in rock photography covers the band from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan, all comprising a book as epic as the band it honors.Created from the ashes of the Yardbirds by guitarist and session wizard Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin featured virtuoso bass player John Paul Jones, gonzo drummer John Bonham, and Robert Plant, a vocalist like no other before him. The band singlehandedly defined what rock n roll could be, leaving in their wake a trail of tales as tall or as a real as we wanted them to be.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760335079
ISBN-10: 0760335079
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 277mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon Bream

Jon Bream, the award-winning critic of the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1975, has the second longest tenure of any current daily newspaper pop-music critic in the United States. His work has appeared everywhere from the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times to Rolling Stone and TV Guide. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Bream is the author of the bestselling biographies Prince: Inside the Purple Reign (1984) and Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time (2008). Visit www.jonbream.com.

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