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By Stephen Davis

The individuals of Led Zeppelin are significant deities within the pantheon of rock gods. the 1st and heaviest of the heavy steel monsters, they violently shook the rules of rock tune and took no prisoners at the street. Their excursions have been mythical, their lives have been exalted—and in an period popular for intercourse and medicine, the powerful Zeppelin set an not possible typical of extra and mythos for any band that attempted to keep on with them. They have been strength, they have been myth, they have been black magic. No band ever flew as excessive as Led Zeppelin or suffered so disastrous a fall. And just some of them lived to inform the story.

Hammer of the Gods is the New York Times bestselling epic saga of the not easy reign of web page, Plant, Jones, and Bonham—a spellbinding, electrifying, no-holds-barred vintage of rock 'n' roll historical past that has now been up-to-date to incorporate the ongoing adventures of the band.

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After two years John Paul moved up to arranger and musical director. It happened at a Mickie Most session for Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," where John Paul decided the arranger was incompetent and demonstrated a bet- rhythm section to Most. Hired on the spot as a staff one of his first assignments was Herman's Hermits. Mickie Most would later claim that the Hermits records John Paul arranged outsold the Beatles in 1965-66, selUng twelve milUon singles in America alone. Working with Donovan, Lulu, and other acts, he spent his days strapped in his Fender bass, often directing large studio orchestras.

He was a sweet, generally quiet guy with the same goofy affability as Bonzo, the old British cartoon dog. His idol was Keith Moon of the Who, and he used to Une the inside of his bass drum with aluminum foil to make the thing rattle off like cannon fire. Bonzo and Robert became fast friends. Years later Robert would tell a Zeppelin employee about how he used to hang around Bonzo' s house (having no real time I out on stage. , home until of his own), so Bonzo would homy he'd start playing with himself go, "Hsssst!

It had highly charged sexual quality that it, to London, that distinc- Jimmy needed. It good a white man's blues voice as Rod Stewart's, but it was even wilder, even a little crazy-sounding. Jimmy wasn't sure. He couldn't believe that Robert was still scuffling, undiscovered, in Birmingham. " So Jimmy called Robert back and invited him down to Pangbourne for a few days to suss him out. Robert called Alexis Komer and asked for advice. Komer said, by all means, was as goIn the boathouse on the Thames, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page played records and made friends.

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