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Led Zeppelin: 1968-1980 Paperback – November 1, 2005
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There are many volumes available about LZ, but I think with this new book by Keith Shadwick we now have the definitive biography.
The photos are excellent. The writing is vivid, honest, and diverse in scope.
More than anything, "Led Zeppelin: 1968-1980" brings a historical, dignified, and well rounded representation of one of the greatest bands in the history of rock and roll to life.
It's well worth the price & deserves 10 stars.
Barbara Rose, author of If God Was Like Man and Stop Being the String Along
Most if not all of the photos have been published but that is understandable since there is limited supply of photos. It's unfortunate that Zeppelin didn't seem to have a staff photographer along for the ride. Same is true for the limited video shot of the band.
If there is a downside to this book it is the editing. It is written by a british author and it shows. It was not edited/translated for American readers so you will need to read some of the passages twice to get past what seems like bad structure. British readers may not agree but it does have a few rough spots for American readers. This is no reason not to consider this book.
If you are a Zeppelin fan or are just interested in the history of the music scene at that time, then you should add this book to your collection. It is the best Zeppelin book yet. It's not "Hammer of the Gods" which is a disputed accounting of the band's history. This book is full of foot notes identifying sources - It is much more honest in describing the bands history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great overview of the band's history, and music. I've read plenty of books on Zep, and I would recommend this one as a great starting point. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jerry Choate
While Mr. Shadwick certainly possesses technical musical knowledge, this was not the story I was expecting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Paul P. Tuzi
A fine read for sure but I will agree with another reviewer who stated that there is so much detail here it even got to be a bit much for me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sabooski's Meow
I bought this for my husband for Christmas a couple of years ago. He loved the group and loves this gift.Published on December 25, 2013 by Karen Singrey
My husband loved this version of the Zeppelin story. He has various books on Zeppelin and found the author's representation very tasteful and informative. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Stacy D
Very musically detailed w/o the usual drugs & sex sensationalism. Page & Plant rank right up there w/ McCartney & Lennon. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Richard L. Williams
For those looking for the trash, try 'hammer of the gods' ... for those looking for what the band did that was important, this is the book ... Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Kelly K. Patterson
If you're a pretentious windbag who thinks he knows everything and wants to bore people in print, well, Shadwick beat you to it. Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Invisible Pedestrian