Robert Plant: A Life The Biography

by Paul Rees

Harpercollins (uk) | October 7, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has been a profound influence on music, culture and modern history for over 40 years. Volumes have been written on the Zeppelin story, but Plant''s tale has barely been told - until now.

Vividly written and meticulously researched by acclaimed music writer Paul Rees,Robert Plant: A Lifeis an indispensible part of any music bookshelf.

For more than a decade, Robert Plant led one of the biggest and most successful rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. The sheer scale of their success is extraordinary: in the US alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by the Beatles, while Stairway to Heaven, the band''s most recognisable song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track.

But Plant''s legacy stretches far beyond the band. Here Paul Rees, ex-Editor ofQandKerrang!magazines, whose professional relationship with Plant spans decades, brings the whole picture into focus for the first time - from the forces that shaped him as a boy in the Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 62, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career.

Told with tenacity, emotion and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic frontman, this is the definitive story of a man of incredible talent, remarkable courage and extraordinary conviction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.11 in

Published: October 7, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007514883

ISBN - 13: 9780007514885

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Robert Plant: A Life The Biography

by Paul Rees

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.11 in

Published: October 7, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007514883

ISBN - 13: 9780007514885

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Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of Led Zeppelin, musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has been a profound influence on music, culture and modern history for over 40 years. Volumes have been written on the Zeppelin story, but Plant''s tale has barely been told - until now.

Vividly written and meticulously researched by acclaimed music writer Paul Rees,Robert Plant: A Lifeis an indispensible part of any music bookshelf.

For more than a decade, Robert Plant led one of the biggest and most successful rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. The sheer scale of their success is extraordinary: in the US alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by the Beatles, while Stairway to Heaven, the band''s most recognisable song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track.

But Plant''s legacy stretches far beyond the band. Here Paul Rees, ex-Editor ofQandKerrang!magazines, whose professional relationship with Plant spans decades, brings the whole picture into focus for the first time - from the forces that shaped him as a boy in the Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 62, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career.

Told with tenacity, emotion and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic frontman, this is the definitive story of a man of incredible talent, remarkable courage and extraordinary conviction.

About the Author

PAUL REES has written about music for over 20 years. In that time he has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna to Bono, Take That and AC/DC - and his work has been appeared in a range of publications includingThe Sunday Times Culture,The Sunday Times Magazine,The Telegraph,Q,The Independent,Classic Rockand theEvening Standard. He was also Editor of two of the UK''s most successful and long-standing music publications -QandKerrang!- for a total of 12 years.