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.Read more...
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.
- ISBN-13: 9781468312140
- ISBN-10: 1468312146
- Publisher: Overlook-Omnibus
- Publish Date: November 2016
- Page Count: 624
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 2.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-31
- Reviewer: Staff
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 postLed 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.)