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On 7/30/2022 at 10:52 PM, Muttley said:

audio is not bad, Ding dang hard to find a live version that's synced up properly.


Speaking of Led Zeppelin, I posted this over at the "What are you currently reading" thread but I'll re-post it here:



On 7/26/2022 at 3:29 PM, UnkNuk said:

Led Zeppelin: The Biography by Bob Spitz (2021)


"Drugs and money had corrupted the organization."


So writes author Bob Spitz in his massive (500+ pages) biography of the biggest rock band of the seventies.  And it pretty much sums up the book's story.


Spitz covers the band's history from its formation in 1968 to its end with the death of drummer John Bonham on September 24, 1980.  And quite a history it is.  All the albums are covered, as are the major tours.  In it, we learn that Jimmy Page, prior to putting the band together, had a successful career as a session musician, appearing on such singles as Petula Clark's "Downtown" and Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual".  As he tried to make his way as a singer, Robert Plant had a backup plan - he was apprenticing as an accountant(!).  We meet the band's manager, Peter Grant, who solved problems through forceful negotiations and just plain force.


In covering the tours, Spitz doesn't shy away from the problematical issue of the band's cavorting with underage girls who threw themselves at the band.  And he recounts the developing story of drug use which sadly ensnared the band, especially, Page, Bonham and Grant.


Spitz has a very readable writing style so the pages go by quick.  If you were/are a Led Zeppelin fan, I really recommend this book.


Led Zeppelin: The Biography


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Time is limited.   I don't know about the rest of you but when I come to this thread I usually just sample a few songs here and there for a minute or two (or half-minute), maybe zero in on a song I remember that someone has posted.  


I had a spare hour today and actually sat and listened, all the way through, to a bunch of songs on the last couple of pages.  This crowd has a terrific taste in music.  Very eclectic assortment.  Bands and singers I've never heard of nor ever listened to.  And they're good! 


This is a great thread.  I only I wished I had more time to enjoy the offerings more often.


Carry on.

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