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BRING IT ON HOME: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin & Beyond – The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager by Mark Blake
Myths and legends are like chalk and cheese. In
the Oxford English Dictionary a myth is defined as ‘a widely held but false
belief or idea’ while a legend is ‘an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a
particular field’. Peter Grant straddles ...
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EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete Concert Chronicles by Dave Lewis & Mike Tremaglio
First
I must declare an interest, and quite a big one at that. I commissioned this
book for Omnibus Press four years ago, contributed a bit of new text here and
there and also edited it, reading every word and doing my best to render what
is essentially a l...
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THE WHO – BIG ARTIST ALBUM
I am presently
engaged in writing two 10,000-word chapters and half a dozen smaller, 1,000-word,
features for a book to be published next year called Tommy At 50 . My co-author, the designer Mike McInnerney, who
designed the wonderful blue Tommy sleeve, is ...
THE WHO – BIG ARTIST ALBUM
THE WHO – BIG ARTIST ALBUM
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Westbury Music Fair, Jericho NY, March 1975
I was lucky enough to see
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band five times before Born To Run was released, in Norfolk and Richmond,
Virginia, in New York City at the Bottom Line club and the Academy of Music, and
at the Westbury Music Fair, a theatre in Je...
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LED ZEPPELIN LIVE 1975-1977
Joining the
plethora of books published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the
birth of Led Zeppelin is this upmarket photo book featuring the work of Terry O’Neill,
who has the lion’s share of pictures within its pages, Michael Brennan and my
pal...
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LED ZEPPELIN IN CHICAGO, January 22, 1975
Give or take a day or two, 50 years this week four lads assembled in a cramped rehearsal room in London's Chinatown to play together for the first time. It went well, which is a bit of an understatement really, and I would cover their progress when I arrive...
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JIMMY PAGE – The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz
Back in 2012
I was involved in convoluted negotiations with Jimmy Page’s lawyer for Omnibus
Press to publish a trade edition of the photo book Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page that was eventually published by Genesis, who’d
already published it as an expensive, cas...
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MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
Love
or loathe Abba – and the longer we live the fewer there are who need to be won
over – it’s impossible not to like this great big, warm-hearted, funny, touching
and occasionally silly movie. Like the clothes Abba once wore it’s OTT and, like
the origina...
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BAY CITY ROLLERS – Part 2, America
  In September of 1976 I had my second close
encounter with the Bay City Rollers, in Philadelphia and then Boston, where the
havoc at Logan Airport was exacerbated by the police grossly underestimating the
threat to order posed by the group’s arrival. They ...
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BAY CITY ROLLERS – Part 2, America
In September of 1976 I had my second close encounter with
the Bay City Rollers, in Philadelphia and then Boston, where the havoc at Logan
Airport was exacerbated by the police grossly underestimating the threat to
order posed by the group’s arrival. They re...
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