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eBook Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin ePub

by Chris Welch

  • ISBN: 0711986428
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Chris Welch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (November 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 300
  • ePub book: 1502 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1482 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 685

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Chris Welch (born 12 November 1941) is an English music journalist, critic, and author who is best known for his work from the late 1960s as a reporter for Melody Maker, Musicians Only . Peter Grant: The Man Who "Led Zeppelin". ISBN 0-7119-9195-2 (2002)

Chris Welch (born 12 November 1941) is an English music journalist, critic, and author who is best known for his work from the late 1960s as a reporter for Melody Maker, Musicians Only, and Kerrang!. He is the author of over 40 music books. ISBN 0-7119-9195-2 (2002). Close to the Edge – The Story of Yes.

Wrestler turned rock manager, the late Peter Grant made his name as the manager of Led Zeppelin, helping to turn them into rock’s biggest attraction by the mid Seventies. The book reveals the facts about his suspended prison sentence.

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While this book concentrates on Peter Grant's management of Led Zeppelin, it also goes into his experience with the Yardbirds, and Swan Song Records

While this book concentrates on Peter Grant's management of Led Zeppelin, it also goes into his experience with the Yardbirds, and Swan Song Records. Welch succeeds in humanizing Grant, who in other biographies is made to seem like quite an SOB. The book offers details about how much Grant cared for the band, and more importantly, his family. It follows his entire life, from his upbringing by a single mother, to the impact he had on music management, to his death. This was, without exaggeration, an incredible book to read

Peter Grant - Chris Welch. When Led Zeppelin suddenly took off at the end of 1968, following their first visits to America and the release of their stunning début album, it was a time for bittersweet revenge.

Peter Grant - Chris Welch. Yet Peter Grant never indulged in such tactics. He laughed and chuckled instead, and took great pleasure in seeing the looks on the faces of those who had scorned him.

Wrestler turned rock manager, the late Peter Grant made his name as the manager of Led Zeppelin, helping to turn them into rock’s biggest attraction by the mid Seventies

Wrestler turned rock manager, the late Peter Grant made his name as the manager of Led Zeppelin, helping to turn them into rock’s biggest attraction by the mid Seventies. The book reveals the facts about his suspended prison sentence, his dispute with the group over unpaid royalties and his retiring from the music industry, and his rumoured heroin addiction.

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Peter Grant was a former South London wrestler who became one of the most powerful men in the music industry. The formidable figure of ‘G’ struck fear into the hearts of anyone foolish enough to try to rip off Led Zep or obstruct their inexorable rise to fame. G’ was a towering, six-foot, 18-stone, moustachioed giant, a 20th century Genghis Khan of the rock world, who would brook no opposition.

..extraordinary life story written by one of the UK's best-known music journalists...colorful rogue who always lived on the edge but who retired from the music industry a rumoured heroin addict.

Comments

Umge Umge
As a probably too intense a Zeppelin fan, I have read just about about every book associated with them. The best narrative is probably the Hoskyns one, although the most interesting is the picture themed "whole lotta led Zeppelin ". The mick wall book probably captures Page most completely, good and bad, and has the most in depth take on his occult interests without any lurid sensationalizing. Both plant books are terrible. Of course Page's massive recently released tome is on a different level. Hammer of the gods is poorly written, although it has the best title!

This book on Grant capture the man,s greatness and inner decency that was at odds with his intimidating behavior, but it meanders, is repetitive at times, and contains many errors. An example is a footnote stating that Frank Wells the Warner brothers chief and later Disney executive died climbing Mount Everest, when in fact he was killed in a helicopter crash, that spared famed actor Clint Eastwood when the latter traveled in a separate helicopter on the same trip. Richard cole is used as as source too, and his various Zeppelin related remembrances vary greatly from book to book. What does come through is the authors heartfelt affection for grant and that is a good thing .
Phobism Phobism
This book was better than I had anticipated. There are a few* 2 star ratings among mostly 5 star ratings. Which to me means that mostly hard core Zeppelin fans have read this book. The negatives don't really have much importance as they are being extremly pickey on insignificant details,which really are not that important. I LOVED this book cover to cover. I can understand why Peter Grant is/was considered to be the " fifth member " of the band. And rightly so. The author gave a realistic picture of the character of the man Peter, his faults ,,and genius as well. A man ahead of his time,,anda fierce protector of the boys in the band. Had Peter Grant not been their manager, I doubt the band would have had the freedom to reach full potential and create freely the brilliant compostions they so beautifully accomplished. Super read!!
Uleran Uleran
Excellent just like Peter Grant! The first manager to represent talented musician's like Little Richard, The Yardbirds and of course Led Zeppelin. Peter Grant accomplished so very much by making sure that the musician's got paid for their work and talent. Through negotiations with record companies, lawyers and venue management Peter Grant lead, Led Zeppelin to the highest paid band in the world! For me the greatest band ever that gave us the greatest music ever!
Darksinger Darksinger
One of the best music books I've ever read along with Charles Shaar Murrays "Crosstown Traffic".

Growing up with Zeppelins music I was always aware of Peter Grants name on the vinyl records and knew he must have been a powerful but mysterious guy. You never saw his picture or heard him, but you knew he was big.

Chris Welch takes you back in a written time machine to the gigs, massive tours, limos, and the Zeppelin starship. But also the hilarious and heartbreaking moments. As the millions rolled in, so did the cocaine, booze and later heroin. Bonso flying the starship from New York to Chicago, fisty cuffs with Bill Grahams men in San Francisco. 1977 was a nightmare.

John Bonhams tragic death in September 1980 nearly killed off Grant too, but he recovered and began a new life in the late 80's.

Superb record of the mans life.
Kearanny Kearanny
He was big. He was intimidating. He was a godsend to an industry dominated by the promoters and not the artists who were grossly expoited by them. Peter Grant was to Led Zep what a great driver is to a race car: the difference between winning or hitting the wall in turn four. Good management is essential for any artistic endeavor; otherwise it spins out of control under the weight of the artists' emotional involvement. Peter Grant allowed the musicians to make musical decisions without his interference while he tended to the important matters of the bottom line. He bullied and cajoled, but the objects of his abuse were overdue...But his hubris came with a price: his own comeuppence at the hands of Bill Graham's organization.

Not a particularly well-written piece, but well worth the look behind the tawdry curtain of a fledgling music industry. One does not have to be a diehard Zep fan to enjoy this, as I am not but did enjoy it immensely.
Ranicengi Ranicengi
On the down and dirty, gloriously adventurous and maddening ride of Peter Grant's life and times, there is simply no better way than to read this book. His early days, his later days, and of course, his piloting the unstoppable juggernaut that was Led Zeppelin, the most enigmatic and emblematic hard rock band of all time.
Thetath Thetath
Purchased this book shortly after it was available and just read it again recently. Having spent considerable time around Peter I can say this book nailed a lot of the Grant persona. He was fearless, crude, shrewd, and very loyal to his children and acts. Yea, he had weaknesses and this book doesn't hide them, but on balance a very good depiction. I wish i knew Peter in the later years..his wit and observations were priceless.
...by Chris Welch, and this time on the heavy-hitting mananger behind Led Zeppelin: Peter Grant. Despite a few glaring factual errors, such as the story behind Swan Song's (Zeppelin's vanity 70's record label)logo, and a few typos this is another good Welch-penned Zeppelin effort. Being a big fan of the band I was very surprised on the chapters devoted to the group's film Song Remains The Same, and their devastating 1977 US tour. These chapters alone are worth your time and money. This book, S. Davis'Hammer Of The Gods, and Richard Cole's Stairway To Heaven, read back to back will tell you all you'll need to know about the best hard rock band the world has ever known: Led Zeppelin!