When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday.

Veteran rock journalist Mick Wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by rock 'n' roll standards. Led Zeppelin was the last great band of the 1960s and the first great band of the 1970s--and When Giants Walked the Earth is the full, enthralling story of Zep from the inside, written by a former confidante of both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Rich and revealing, it bores into not only the disaster, addiction and death that haunted the band but also into the real relationship between Page and Plant, including how it was influenced by Page's interest in the occult. Comprehensive and yet intimately detailed, When Giants Walked the Earth literally gets into the principals' heads to bring to life both an unforgettable band and an unrepeatable slice of rock history.


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Review: When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

User Review  - Mike Sumner - Goodreads

Written by Mick Wall, "When Giants Walked The Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin" is the culmination of several years of research, and is written by someone who has known guitarist Jimmy Page for over ... Read full review

Review: When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

User Review  - Caio Duayer - Goodreads

Journalistic overall, but still taking a refreshing approach to Biographies, covering from the childhood of all the members, as well as the recording studio periods that the band had, and the live ... Read full review


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MICK WALL has written about music since 1977. He is one of England's best known music journalists: his work has appeared in Mojo, the Mail on Sunday and a variety of other publications, and he has written ten rock 'n' roll biographies. He has also served as a trusted on-camera source for a number of BBC-TV music documentaries. He lives in England.

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