"When The Legend Becomes Fact, Print The Legend"

(Forget about "Hammer of the Gods!")

September 15, 2016

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The title of this post is taken from the 1962 film, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," and could accurately describe how the Mighty Led Zeppelin has been portrayed previously in the press and in books. Now, Zep Fans can get the REAL "Nitty-Gritty," on the iconic band with the new tome, "Led Zeppelin: Day By Day" by Author, Mark Roberty.
Unlike the only previously published 'unauthorized bio,' "Hammer of the Gods" by Stephen Davis (1985), this book does NOT rely on the prurient and ribald (and not necessarily factual) tales from Zeppelin's 1970's reign, and like the recently published "Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin" (Hank Bordowitz, Nov. 2014) this new and comprehensive account of the "Facts" about Led Zeppelin serves to continue the process of setting the record straight. Certainly there are revelations about the band that do not portray them in the best light, however, it is augmented by a very detailed (and factual) account of what it was like being Led Zeppelin.
A 'Must-Read' (IMO) for true fans of Led Zeppelin: The good, the bad, the ugly, and all the rest.
Read the entire review here