The Sunbeam Guide To Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were not only the most successful British hard rock act of the 1970s, they were also the most influential. Their constantly-evolving music and wild exploits have guaranteed that interest in them is as huge today as in their heyday, as demonstrated by the response to their December 2007 reunion concert. With a world tour rumored for later in 2008, this book could not be more timely. Covering their entire existence -- from their beginnings as The New Yardbirds in 1968 to the tragic death of drummer John Bonham in 1980 -- The Sunbeam Guide To Led Zeppelin is the first comprehensive A-Z reference source to the band ever published. Fact-checked by Dave Lewis (editor of the official Led Zeppelin fanzine and an acknowledged world expert), it is destined to become the defining reference work on the band. Illustrated throughout, it also contains a timeline of the band's history, fact files on each album, a chronological list of every gig they ever played, a list of every 45 and LP they issued in the UK and the U.S., a Swan Song catalog and much more, making it an essential addition to any serious rock fan's bookshelf. Sunbeam Guides are designed to be the most authoritative and comprehensive reference books ever written about the artists who shaped pop history. Combining facts and figures with anecdotes and trivia, they are both a thorough reference source and a highly entertaining read. Meticulously researched and organized alphabetically, they are set to become the one-stop source for everything you could ever wish to know about the music, lives, loves and exploits of the artists who defined the course of rock and roll. The author Richard Morton Jack is the co-founder of Sunbeam Records, one of the world's leading specialist reissue labels. A regular contributor to magazines such as Mojo, Q and Record Collector, he has also written for and edited well-known pop music reference works including The Tapestry Of Delights (Borderline Books), The Mojo Collection (Canongate) and The Rare Record Price Guide 2008 (Diamond). Hardback; 240 x 160mm; 280 pages, b&w illustrations.