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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

December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.
December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO
December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US
December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums
December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album
December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England
December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig
December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell
December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness
December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater
December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey
December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour
December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year
December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans
December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio
December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings
December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show
December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."
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