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Books About Led Zeppelin

By Edited Jan 13, 2014 0 0

Looking for books about Led Zeppelin?  This band is a legend in the halls of rock and has produced such classic songs as Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven and Kashmir. From the amazing vocals of Robert Plant to the searing lead guitar from the Les Paul of Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin have pushed rock to new levels and their music now influences countless modern bands. There have been many books written about these rock gods and you’ll find information of the history of Led Zeppelin in this article. If you’re a guitar player we’ll examine some of the instructional books you can buy which will help you learn all their songs. No one can deny the power and influence of this amazing band.

Books About Led Zeppelin History 

One of the most recent books on Led Zeppelin is When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall. This is one of the most recent reports on the band in over twenty years. The book recalls interviews with the surviving members and reveals some more sides of the debauchery that defined them in their prime. Zeppelin was the first great band of the 1970s and helped that era bring some of the greatest rock music ever known. The books dig into the relationship between Robert Plant and Jimmy Page and the book helps bring this band to light in new ways.  Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga by Stephen Davis is another book that documents their history. Much of the book covers the crazy antics of the band during their prime period and is a must ready for any fan of this legendary band.

For those deeply into the songs of Led Zeppelin the book Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song by Chris Welch is another must read. It answers questions such as what were “The Houses of the Holy”? Where was the “Stairway to Heaven”? The book looks into the roots of all the songs on the band's albums.  Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography by George Case is the first-ever biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary guitarist and producer. It follows Page as a session man in his early days to his incendiary guitar playing in Zeppelin. The book covers his guitars and amplifiers too.

Zeppelin Images and Guitar Tablature

For those who want great images of the band the book Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time by Jon Bream is a book you’ll want to look at. This book contains interviews, and photographs, including tour memorabilia photographs such as tickets. The book also includes interviews with other bands discussing Led Zeppelin.

For guitar players there’s no shortage of great transcription books to all their famous songs.  The guitar book Led Zeppelin: Mothership - Authentic Guitar, Tab Edition covers many of their classics such as Heartbreaker and The Immigrant Song. All their albums have been done in tablature books so you can learn accurate transcriptions to their songs. The guitar book Led Zeppelin: Acoustic Classics, Vol. 1 covers some of their amazing acoustic songs such as Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You or Friends. Many of these acoustic songs sound so good because they were done in alternate tuning which were a staple of the acoustic work of Jimmy Page. My favorite acoustic tune by them is Black Mountain Side.


Many Led Zeppelin Books to Choose From

If you’re looking for books about Led Zeppelin there’s plenty of material on this band. This is just a small sampling of all the amazing books you can read on one of histories all time leaders of rock.



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