Led Zeppelin: The Biography

Written by:
Bob Spitz
Narrated by:
Rob Shapiro

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2021
21 hours 34 minutes
“In this authoritative, unsparing history of the biggest rock group of the 1970s, Spitz delivers inside details and analysis with his well-known gift for storytelling.” —PEOPLE

From the author of the iconic, bestselling history of The Beatles, the definitive account of arguable the greatest rock band of all time.

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 myth from 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. Spitz’s account of their artistic journey, amid the fascinating ecosystem of popular music, is irresistible. But the music is only part of the legend: Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the sixties became the seventies, of how innocence became decadence, of how rock took over. Led Zeppelin wasn’t the first 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 long-awaited full reckoning the band richly deserves.
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Kenneth A.

One of, if not the best book on one of my favourite bands!!!

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An extremely well-researched and well-written bio of one of the most important bands of the classic rock era. Spitz appears to approach the material like a true journalist should--with no biases or personal agenda. He covers the power of the work in depth and the also faces the seamier--and at times disturbing--facts head-on and honestly. I highly recommend it to any fans of Zeppelin or of the classic rock era.

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Duane B.

Thrilling account behind the scenes of the most successful rock band in history--the author has the literary prowess of Page on his 12 string guitar--he will blow your mind!

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Doug G.

awsome I was enthralled

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