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Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World Hardcover – November 6, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402789416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402789410
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Denny Somach is an author and Grammy® Award-winning producer through his company Denny Somach Productions--one of the most successful independent producers of syndicated and network radio programming in the country. DSP's landmark programming includes Legends of Rock, Live From the Hard Rock Cafe for NBC; Rolling Stone Magazine's Continuous History of Rock and Roll for ABC; and Scott Muni's Ticket to Ride. Somach is considered to be an originator of the Classic Rock format and has created some of the most memorable programs in rock radio. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Today show, Larry King Live, the Early Show, Dateline NBC, and CNN's Moneyline. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Carol Miller is one of the most legendary radio personalities in New York. After spending years at WPLJ and WNEW, she is currently the host of the long-running Carol Miller's Get the Led Out syndicated radio program, which features unusual Zeppelin facts, interviews, Zeppelin music, and trivia about specific days in Zep history. It is aired by 150 affiliates across the country as a combination of a one-hour weekly program and five weekly short features that can double as podcasts. Miller has hosted numerous nationally and internationally distributed radio and TV specials and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has interviewed the surviving members of Led Zeppelin numerous times and is a generally acknowledged expert on the band.


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Customer Reviews

I would recommend this book to all the fans!
MOMMY B
The illiststrations of the original tickets and posters are ALONE worth getting the book.
Debora O'Neal
Very well written and laid out and a pleasure to thumb through.
A. Parent

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By susan engelson friefeld on December 8, 2012
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Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the WorldGet the LED OUT how Led Zeppelin became the Biggest Band in the World combines the genius of Denny Somach's penultimate knowledge of classic rock and roll with the genius of Led Zeppelin. The marriage of these two elements make for a stellar read, with amazingly accurate archival information and exciting interviews, phenomenal artistic depictions by IOANNIS and easy reading. Carol Miller's contributions enhance and legitimize everything written here. You just want to read it all at once. This coffee table book is not only for the Led Zeppelin enthusiasts but will make those not in the know fans instantly. Somach is the true encyclopedia of classic rock and roll (really who needs wikipedia when you can ask Denny) and it shows in this marvelous must have book. I highly recommend this as a gift for anyone who has ever heard of Led Zeppelin and for those who havent, pick one up immediately and get the led out!!!!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Terralavoro on March 16, 2014
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I am very reluctant about reading newer LZ books - Oh here we go again - recycled facts and mistakes that the other 50 or so books have carried......... LZ went from 1968 - 1980 - theres not much more to tell unless we hear from the Riot house hotel employees and , surviving members ya know people who were actually there. Author Danny Somach shares my view in his introduction what more can I contribute (paraphrasing)> Well I read the book in its entirety - the first part is Zep and beyond, then there are interviews with among others to many to list -Dave Lewis, Phil Carson, Richard Cole, (a member of YES name escapes me..... these are people connected with the band (Dave Lewis as you may or may not know has written several books on the band and ran the "Tight But Lose") fanzine.. Excellent job! I enjoyed the book and reccomend it, Oh, bonus points for the title. By the way I didnt catch any mistakes and the history is accurate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. YEO on December 18, 2013
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Well, just when you thought there wasn't much to add to the Led Zep Canon - comes this book. Ok admittedly, the book doesn't really address the title. But the real nuggets are simply reading the interviews of the people who came into the orbit of Zep. These range from specific anecdotes to general observations but collectively, it's a nice book to have - if a little big to rest in your lap while lying in bed. Well packaged and laid out (the font could've been a bit bigger) - get this if you're a Zep fan and need your fix.

I do wish some of the interviews were longer - e.g. with Engineer Eddie Kramer - he must've had a lot more insights...but we get one story about Black Country Woman. Joe Perry from Aerosmith gives a long interview but is fuzzy on many details :) while we manage to hear from Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke about his John Bonham moment and A & R man Phil Carson about working on Swan Song. So there are certainly some nice anecdotes within these pages. Denny Somach doesn't always ask the deepest questions but these are minor quibbles. Well worth the spend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Debora O'Neal on May 21, 2013
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This book makes a wonderful coffe table book. I had not intended it for that, it was out because I had been reading it but, I had people stop by and they spent most of the time they were here Looking at this book. it became quite the conversation piece. The pictures are Great, some of which I had not seen before. The illiststrations of the original tickets and posters are ALONE worth getting the book. I really enjoyed the interview section. This is a must have for any Led Zeppelin Fan. I can't say enough good things about this book. It is NOT A BOOk that just rehashes or sensationalizes what has been in my opinion Done To Death but a complete Date to Date schedule of each concert date with information about each. If you are fanatic ZEP fan like myself BUY THIS BOOK, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Hughett on June 19, 2013
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Great year by year descriptions of bands tours and personal data in included, as well as interviews with bandmates and others who worked with them. Also lots of great pictures and artwork, even including pictures of tickets to some of the concerts. Great job Mr. Somach.
Scott
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
If you read the many reviews of this book posted on Amazon you will find them dating to 2012 and 2013. That is because the Hardbound version of Danny Somach’s book (with the great title!) was first published in 2012 and Amazon has a policy of combining all editions of a book together.

Just in time for the holidays comes this somewhat cheaper paperback version of what some are calling the “LZ bible”.
After a 90 page illustrated “diary of LZ “day-by-day” Somack provides lengthy interviews with 26 musicians and music writers – including the LZ band members. And ends the book with a discography. This fills the 288-page 2 ¼ pound volume.
I don’t see that the text was updated in any way but if you are a fan of LZ or know someone you need a gift for, you can’t do better than this volume.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
Steve Ramm
“Anything Phonographic”

If you read the many reviews of this book posted on Amazon you will find them dating to 2012 and 2013. That is because the Hardbound version of Danny Somach’s book (with the great title!) was first published in 2012 and Amazon has a policy of combining all editions of a book together.

Just in time for the holidays comes this somewhat cheaper paperback version of what some are calling the “LZ bible”.
After a 90 page illustrated “diary of LZ “day-by-day” Somack provides lengthy interviews with 26 musicians and music writers – including the LZ band members. And ends the book with a discography. This fills the 288-page 2 ¼ pound volume.

I don’t see that the text was updated in any way but if you are a fan of LZ or know someone you need a gift for, you can’t do better than this volume.

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
“Anything Phonographic”
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