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Led Zeppelin FAQ

Led Zeppelin FAQ
You think you're an expert on Led Zeppelin? You think you know it all? Wrong. You be well-advised to pick up Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That's Left To Know About The Greatest Hard Rock Band Of All Time by George Case.

Released in paperback on November 01, 2011 and for Kindle on January 31, 2012 by Backbeat Books, LZ FAQ is the be all and end all fountain of information on Led Zeppelin. You might remember George Case from his epic 2007 book Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography. Clearly Mr. Case ate his Wheaties while doing the research on LZ FAQ and it shows. It's the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Encyclopædia Britannica and the Gutenberg Bible all in one. It's King Kong, Godzilla and that thing from the movie Cloverfield.

It's completely astounding the level of research and organization that was put forth to compile this LZ FAQ. In the Ackknowledgement, Mr. Case said that it took over two years to complete it. I don't doubt this. In addition to a similar set of FAQ on Led Zeppelin that's been floating around on the Internet for years, LZ FAQ takes it beyond the stratosphere by exploring popular topics and themes for discussion and runs with it.

If you can commit this knowledge contained within LZ FAQ to memory, I am sure that you would be an excellent contender at the American game show Jeopardy. You could be a one-person ZepFest. You would make your parents proud.

-Jeff Strawman
June 05, 2012


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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire
May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10
May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin
May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur
May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas
May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios
May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour
May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA
May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965
May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched
May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building
May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London
May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum
May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans
May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse
May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August
May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany
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