When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2009
Duration: 18 hours 15 minutes
Led Zeppelin rose to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess and eventually paid the price for it with disaster, drug addiction, and death. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream a reality: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant. Finally, the full, shocking story is told from the inside.
"So this is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever....Mick Wall, the veteran rock journalist, lays it all bare in a book that can only be described as definitive."-Daily Telegraph