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Daniel Best
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There's a lawyer who's sure, all that glitters is gold..." Led Zeppelin On Trial: Part Three - Jimmy Page Answers The Same Question Many, Many Times
For decades the rumours had been doing the rounds and the evidence was damning.  One listen to Taurus by the band Spirit and you’ll swear black and blue that Jimmy Page had stolen the main guitar riff for Stairway To Heaven.  One day Randy California, the m...

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*There's a lawyer who's sure, all that glitters is gold..." Led Zeppelin
On Trial: Part One - Robert Plant Sings (Kinda) And Jimmy Page Plays
Air-Guitar*
For decades the rumours had been doing the rounds and the evidence was damning.  One listen to Taurus by the band Spirit and you’ll swear black and blue that Jimmy Page had stolen the main guitar riff for Stairway To Heaven.  One day Randy California, the m...

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There's a lawyer who's sure, all that glitters is gold..." Led Zeppelin On Trial: Part One - Jimmy Page On The Stand
For decades the rumours had been doing the rounds and the evidence was damning.  One listen to Taurus by the band Spirit and you’ll swear black and blue that Jimmy Page had stolen the main guitar riff for Stairway To Heaven.  One day Randy California, the m...

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The Ballad of Jack Elliott, Olympian, Boxer, Journalist, War Victim
John 'Jack' Elliott, 1927 One aspect of writing a book detailing historical events is that you can very easily go off on tangents that, while peripheral to the topic at hand, don’t quite fit into the overall narrative.  Such a tangent is the story of the de...

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Published Projects: Where To Buy My Words These Days
Here's a quick run down of what I've had published recently and where you can get it all, if such is your desire.  All of these publications are print editions, I'll list where you can get e-Books later this week.  I'll update this blog each time something ...

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The Mysteries of Gredown Soon to be Revealed
The past few months have seen me engaged in some serious research into the history of one of my favourite Australian publishers, Gredown.  The main thing that I have learnt was that virtually everything we know about Gredown, and all that's been reported (i...

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Rondo Awards: Frankenstein: The Australian Connection, Pts. 1-3
So, here's the deal. Last year I decided to step back from writing about comic book related stuff and change direction. I moved into writing about horror movies, their history in Australia and the impact that they had upon our society as a whole - with a fo...

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“Dear John” - Never Before Seen Alex Toth Letters
Toth by Michael Netzer Alex Toth should need no introduction to anyone with even a passing interest in comic books and art.  Toth began drawing comic books in the 1940s and was widely regarded as being one of the most visionary artists to ever grace the med...

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The Most Powerful People In Comic Books - Forty One Years Later
In 1973 publisher and editor Joe Brancatelli compiled what
he felt was the ten most powerful men in the comic book industry.  Unlike a lot of his contemporaries,
Brancacettli wasn't afraid to call a spade a damned shovel, and his list, even
today, makes for...
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