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Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man

Jimmy Page: Magus, Magician, Man

Entering the middle years of the 1970s, Jimmy Page had a good case to be leading the world's biggest rock group, in a day when such a title was hotly contested and carried a serious cultural cachet. Without ever becoming a household name or a multimedia fixture, Led Zeppelin was an indisputable success within the music industry and among the teeming youth market.

Author George Case has penned the first biography of Led Zeppelin's guitarist Jimmy Page. Although unauthorized, Case has included countless intimate stories about Page and the rest of Led Zeppelin, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer/percussionist John Bonham.

Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man is an EXCELLENT book that I am sure is the result on thousands of hours of research and piecing together many articles and interviews.

Starting with Page's birth in January 1944 in Heston, George Case paints a very detailed portrait of every facet of Jimmy Page's life, from his days as a session man to being a Yardbird to the twelve years in Led Zeppelin to being a solo artist up through Page's OBE ceremony.

Along with Mick Bonham's John Bonham: The Powerhouse Behind Led Zeppelin and Chris Welch's Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin, I recommend George Case's Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man as the only autobiography you will need on Jimmy Page. Now, if only Robert Plant and John Paul Jones would follow suit.

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

July xx, 1969 - The band play many festivals now on their third American tour
July xx, 1970 - Additional recording for Led Zeppelin III at London’s Island Studios
July 16, 1970 - Photographer Chris Welch films Led Zeppelin on his 8mm camera, some clips later used in the Whole Lotta Love promo video
July xx, 1971 - Untitled gets re-mixed in London
July 05, 1971 - A riot erupts mid-concert, forcing Led Zeppelin to stop after about 40 minutes
July xx, 1972 - After repeated bad press, Led Zeppelin hire their first publicity firm
July 20, 1973 - A last minute decision is made to film the remaining part of the tour
July xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin is filmed over the three nights for their film that will emerge as The Song Remains The Same
July xx, 1974 - After viewing their 1973 filmed performance, it is apparent critical errors were made
July xx, 1974 - Mixing for Physical Graffiti at Olympic Studios
July 05, 1975 - The band meet in Montreux to discuss adding South America and Japan to the end of their North American tour
July xx, 1976 - Bonham and Page fly to Montreux, Switzerland to check out some new sound and drum effects
July 17, 1977 - The last ever performance of Moby Dick played at the Seattle Kingdome
July 24, 1977 - The band plays its last US date at the Oakland Coliseum
July xx, 1978 - Led Zeppelin are invited to perform at Maggie Bell’s Festival Hall show
July xx, 1979 - Led Zeppelin film their rehearsal at Bray Studios
July 04, 1979 - Led Zeppelin confirm a second date at Knebworth in August 1979
July 05, 1980 - Simon Kirke joins in on drums for an encore in Munich
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