Author(s): Chris Welch
Led Zeppelin - a band unique in the history of rock 'n' roll. They were the biggest, the loudest and the best for an amazing ten-year reign in which they conquered the entire world with their heavy riffs, legendary performances and pioneering sound. But there was a serious side to the band, and their music was not simply bashed out - as songwriters and performers, they knew no equal for a decade. Led Zeppelin recounts the history of the band in words from a man who witnessed many of their finest concerts, images from the cream of contemporary photographers, and rare memorabilia that is hugely evocative of the era.
Chris started out as a reporter on UK music weekly Melody Maker in the mid-1960s. He went on the road with Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie and more during the 1970s. Chris has since worked on a variety of music magazines and has written more than 20 books on rock music. He also contributes to UK newspapers. His self-confessed finest hour was 'Playing conga drums, live on stage in Germany with Led Zep during "Whole Lotta Love'".
Year by year, member by member and album by album, the entire story of Led Zeppelin is told.; From Jimmy Page looking for musicians to feature in his super group to the re-union of the three living members, this book covers it all: the wild antics on tour, the amazing sales and above all the music.