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Horseheads Free Library 1 B PAGE Adult NonFiction Book

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Using new and exclusive interviews Martin Power tells the full story of Jimmy Page's long career. Starting with the early Sixties session scene when the teenage Page contributed to recordings by The Who, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and many more, the author goes on to explore Page's time in The Yardbirds, the band that would metamorphose into the legendary Led Zeppelin.Supported by album reviews, rare photographs, a full discography and candid conversations with Page's friends, managers and musical collaborators, author Martin Power's No Quarter: The Three Lives Of Jimmy Page represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography yet written about Jimmy Page--a "one man guitar army" and true music legend.

Author Notes

Martin Power has worked as a journalist for over 15 years and written well-received biographies on David Sylvian, Aerosmith, Queen, Shane McGowan, Manic Street Preachers and Pearl Jam - all published by Omnibus Press.

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Booklist Review

He is a rock god, the epitome of the rock 'n' roll guitarist. In this effusive, almost glowing (and hefty) volume, journalist Power chronicles the life of Jimmy Page, the affable founder of the iconic rock band Led Zeppelin. Like every other teenager in Britain at the time, he was a fan of skiffle a combination of country blues and Appalachian bluegrass, until he fell hard for Elvis. Power writes about Page's membership in various pre-Led Zeppelin bands, none more famous than the Yardbirds. But when that group broke up, Page wanted to form his own band, one that combined light and shade with mystery and power, that is, a union of hard rock, blues, and acoustic music. And when he met Robert Plant, Page knew he had found his lead singer. Power offers detailed descriptions of the band's releases as well as its endless touring and gift for partying. He also covers the 2007 Zeppelin reunion tour and Page's many post-Zeppelin projects. With loads of fun details and disclosures, Power's portrait of Page will thrill rock fans.--Sawyers, June Copyright 2016 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Power's staggeringly deep history will likely stand as the definitive tale of the man who founded Led Zeppelin. Drawing on a series of new candid interviews (but none with Page himself), Power (Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck) traces the guitarist's work back to his session days with the Who and the Kinks. Tired of doing session work, Page joined the Yardbirds in 1966. The Zeppelin years make up the large middle section of the book, and though longtime fans are familiar with the band's by-now mythical status and Page's obsession with the occult, Powers provides a fresh voice in the retelling. Considerable space also is allocated to Page's post-Led Zeppelin career, which began on Dec. 4, 1980, three months after drummer John Bonham died. Powers, who keeps much of the focus on music, adds a "fourth life" to Page's story with a coda about the 2016 lawsuit claiming the band plagiarized "Stairway to Heaven." A jury cleared the band of any wrongdoing, but the case demonstrates how, almost a half-century on, Led Zeppelin still matters. A select but detailed discography puts Page's body of work into context for both new and experienced listeners. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Your Time Is Gonna Come
Chapter 1 Mama Don't Allow No Skiffle Round Herep. 3
Chapter 2 Baby Let's Play Housep. 16
Chapter 3 Be Bop A Lulap. 23
Chapter 4 Killing Floorp. 35
Chapter 5 Diamondsp. 44
Chapter 6 She Just Satisfiesp. 57
Chapter 7 Out Of Timep. 75
Chapter 8 Muzakp. 83
Chapter 9 Shapes Of Thingsp. 95
Chapter 10 Stroll Onp. 107
Chapter 11 White Summerp. 123
Chapter 12 Dazed And Confusedp. 136
Part 2 Dancing Days
Chapter 13 Babe, I'm Gonna Leave Youp. 159
Chapter 14 You Shook Mep. 181
Chapter 15 Whole Lotta Lovep. 199
Chapter 16 Bron-Y-Aurp. 217
Chapter 17 Stairway To Heavenp. 236
Chapter 18 Zosop. 266
Chapter 19 Over The Hills And Far Awayp. 279
Chapter 20 Going To Californiap. 300
Chapter 21 The Song Remains The Samep. 316
Chapter 22 Kashmirp. 334
Chapter 23 In The Lightp. 361
Chapter 24 Achilles Last Standp. 376
Chapter 25 Unharmonicsp. 391
Chapter 26 Nobody's Fault But Minep. 409
Chapter 27 Wearing And Tearingp. 426
Chapter 28 For Your Lifep. 443
Part 3 In The Evening
Chapter 29 Who's To Blame?p. 467
Chapter 30 Bird On A Wingp. 485
Chapter 31 Crackbackp. 505
Chapter 32 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelingp. 515
Chapter 33 The Only Onep. 534
Chapter 34 Absolution Bluesp. 558
Chapter 35 Upon A Golden Horsep. 577
Chapter 36 Blue Trainp. 592
Chapter 37 The Oceanp. 611
Chapter 38 In The Eveningp. 630
Coda The Fourth Life Of Jimmy Pagep. 652
A Selected Discographyp. 663
Acknowledgements & Source Notesp. 681
Indexp. 689

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