When Giants Walked the Earth

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140918062X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 7564


Over ten years after WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH, Mick Wall's seminal biography of the band, comes this major and extensively researched revision, which provides an unflinching look at life inside one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time, and presents the definitive, final word on Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena in 2007, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

When Giants Walked the Earth

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409111210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 571

View: 2965


The final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena last year, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant. The culmination of several years research, this book tells the full, shocking story of Led Zeppelin from the inside, written by someone who has known Jimmy Page for over twenty years.

Black Sabbath

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409118479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3593


'An epic tale, told the way it should be' RECORD COLLECTOR 'The book he was born to write' CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 'An entertaining read for long-standing fans and newcomers alike' GUITARIST The final word on the only name synonymous with heavy metal - Black Sabbath. Way back in the mists of time, in the days when rock giants walked the earth, the name Ozzy Osbourne was synonymous with the subversive and dark. Back then, Ozzy was the singer in Black Sabbath, and they meant business. A four-piece formed from the ashes of two locally well-known groups called The Rare Breed (Ozzy and bassist Geezer Butler) and Mythology (guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward), all four founding members of the original Black Sabbath grew up within half-a-mile of each other. This biography tells the story of how they made that dream come true - and how it then turned into a nightmare for all of them. How at the height of their fame, Sabbath discovered they had been so badly ripped off by their managers they did not even own their own songs. How they looked for salvation from Don Arden - an even more notorious gangster figure, who resurrected their career but still left them indebted to him, financially and personally. And how it finally came to a head when in 1979 they sacked Ozzy: 'For being too out of control - even for us,' as Bill Ward put it. The next 15 years would see a war break out between the two camps: the post-Ozzy Sabbath and Ozzy himself, whose solo career overshadowed Sabbath to the point where, when he offered them the chance to reform around him again, it was entirely on his terms. Or rather, that of his wife and manager, daughter of Don Arden - Sharon Osbourne.

Coll Sci Pap V5

Author: Paul Anthony Samuelson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262192514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1052

View: 889


"It is a measure of Professor Samuelson's preeminence that the sheer scale of hiswork should be so much taken for granted," observes a reviewer in the Economist who goes on to notethat "a cynic might add that it would have been better for Professor Samuelson to write less merelyto give others a chance to write at all."In fact, Samuelson's output, his "extraordinary mastery ofmethods, both mathematical and linguistic" (review of Volume 4 of The Collected Scientific Papers),have not diminished. Volume 5 collects 108 articles written since 1976, bringing the total to nearly400 important contributions to economics. As in earlier volumes, the papers are arranged by subject.They cover Economic Theory: Marx, Keynes, and Schumpeter; International Economics; StochasticTheory; Classical Economics; Mathematical Biology; Biographical and Autobiographical Writings; andCurrent Economics and Policy.Volumes 1 through 4 encompass more than 280 articles. The first twocontain virtually all of Samuelson's contributions to economic theory through mid-1964; Volume 3contains all the scientific papers written from mid-1964 through 1970, and the last volume bringshis work up to through 1976.Paul Samuelson received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970 and isInstitute Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT. Kate Crowley edited volume 4 of The CollectedScientific Papers with Hiroaki Nagatani.

Led Zeppelin

Author: Laura K. Murray

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1532179901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7865


This history of Led Zeppelin highlights the band's career and cultural impact. Readers learn about Led Zeppelin's beginnings in Britain, the live performances that catapulted them to fame, and iconic songs such as "Stairway to Heaven." Engaging text, historic photographs, and sidebars bring the story of Led Zeppelin to life. Features include a timeline, glossary, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Time of the Giants

Author: Anne Kennedy

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1869406168

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 5746


Time of the Giants is an original, delightful book of poems from the winner of the poetry section in the 2004 Montana Book Awards. This new work, also a sequence, is much less tied to the poet's own experience. Wonderfully inventive and both disturbing and amusing, it focuses on a family of giants and in particular the daughter and her efforts to conceal from her lover (normal size) just how tall she really is. This tale also includes gentle satire on contemporary manners, witty language play and a warm and affectionate tone.

Led Zeppelin

Author: Bob Spitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 4163


From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of the Beatles comes the authoritative account of the group many call the greatest rock band of all time, arguably the most successful, and certainly one of the most notorious Rock star. Whatever that term means to you, chances are it owes a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full measure, separating the myth from the reality with his trademark connoisseurship and storytelling flair. From the opening notes of their first album, the band announced itself as something different, a collision of grand artistic ambition and brute primal force, of English folk music and African American blues. That record sold over 10 million copies, and it was just the beginning; Led Zeppelin's albums have sold over 300 million certified copies worldwide, and the dust has never settled. The band is notoriously guarded, and previous books provided more heat than light. But Spitz's authority is undeniable and irresistible. His feel for the atmosphere, the context--the music, the business, the recording studios, the touring life, the whole ecosystem of popular music--is unparalleled. His account of the melding of Page and Jones, the virtuosic London sophisticates, with Plant and Bonham, the wild men from the Midlands, in a scene dominated by the Beatles and the Stones but changing fast, is in itself a revelation. Spitz takes the music seriously and brings the band's artistic journey to full and vivid life. The music, however, is only part of the legend: Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the sixties became the seventies, of how playing clubs became playing stadiums, of how innocence became decadence. Led Zeppelin wasn't the first rock band to let loose on the road, but as with everything else, they took it to an entirely new level. Not all the legends are true, but in Spitz's careful accounting, what is true is astonishing and sometimes disturbing. Led Zeppelin gave no quarter, and neither has Bob Spitz. Led Zeppelin is the full and honest reckoning the band has long awaited, and richly deserves.