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THE BOOK THAT TAKES YOU UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LED ZEPPELIN IN 1980…
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LED ZEPPELIN FEATHER IN THE WIND – OVER EUROPE 1980. WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY DAVE LEWIS
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In the summer of 1980, Led Zeppelin undertook what would be their final tour –a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. With a radically streamlined stage presentation and set list, the aim was to get back to being a working band after all the lay offs of recent years and grand scale of their 1979 Knebworth appearances.
This air of rejuvenation would inspire plans for a full scale tour of America in the autumn that would be sadly curtailed with the untimely death of John Bonham. Vastly under reported at the time, the Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 tour has taken on something of mythical status over the years. It found the band anxious to stamp their authority on a changing musical landscape as their reputation tethered like a feather in the wind.
Dave Lewis brings a fresh perspective in chronicling this final Led Zeppelin tour ,setting the scene with the build up to the tour, combining on the spot reports of the gigs from the time and retrospective views from those that were there both out front and backstage. The book includes an in depth gig by gig analysis of the 14 shows full bootleg, memorabilia and statistic appendix section and is illustrated throughout with many rarely seen photos and images.
The book also offers a unique up close and personal fans eye view of the era as re-told through Dave Lewis’ diaries of the time and his experiences of being in close proximity to the action during the tour. It all adds up to an illuminating volume that offers clear light on the final days of Led Zeppelin as they attempted to rejuvenate their career by doing what they did best – performing live on stage.
This is the Led Zeppelin tour that time forgot…until now – remembered and re-assessed in greater detail than any other single rock tour.
* Full colour design throughout with over 250 rarely seen photos and memorabilia images.
* Limited hardback first edition –each book individually numbered, certified and signed by the author.
Here’s some feedback from satisfied readers:
‘’Dave Lewis is an incredible archivist and chronicler, and is an asset to rock journalism. He is a fan above all else, but a shrewd and passionate one at that. Feather In The Wind is a hefty tome and a worthy addition to any rock library.’’ Neil Daniels Fireworks rock magazine
‘’A brilliant dissection of the tour that time forgot. What emerges is an intriguing chronicle of the biggest band in the world contemplating their own vastness and legacy. But this is no obituary; instead Dave Lewis has skilfully woven a passionate celebration of a group who may well have been on the verge of an altogether different kind of greatness.’’ Terry Staunton Record Collector
‘’This book is incredible . Not only is it a road journal of the final Led Zeppelin tour in 1980 but it’s also a sentimental thesis of the beginning of an era that was never realized. It took five hours of my life last evening alone! I can’t wait to dive back into June of 1980 again tonight! Thanks again for doing what you do.’’ Daniel Neal/ France
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|January 09, 1944 - James Patrick Page was born in Heston, Middlesex|
|January 03, 1946 - John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent|
|January 02, 1946 - Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole was born in Kensal Rise, London, England|
|January 05, 1967 - Jimmy Page begins recording Little Games with The Yardbirds at De Lane Lea Studios in London.|
|January 17, 1969 - Led Zeppelin released in the US|
|January xx, 1970 - Led Zeppelin now play without support acts in order to perform longer sets|
|January 09, 1970 - Royal Albert Hall gig filmed and recorded for documentary that is eventually scraped. (But was recalled for 2003’s DVD)|
|January xx, 1971 - Recording continues at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1972 - Page has a studio built into his home|
|January 02, 1973 - Plant’s car breaks down and Bonham and he barely make the Sheffield City Hall gig|
|January 22, 1973 - Led Zeppelin record a live gig at Southampton University|
|January xx, 1974 - Recording Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange|
|January xx, 1974 - The band resigns with Atlantic and forms their own label|
|January 03, 1975 - Jimmy breaks a finger at Victoria Station just a week before the European warm up shows|
|January 17, 1975 - The band rehearses in Minneapolis for the upcoming US tour. Bootleg "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" evolves out of this rehearsal|
|January xx, 1976 - Jimmy contemplates the release of The Song Remains The Same film but, continues work on the soundtrack|
|January 01, 1976 - In Paris, Robert takes his first unaided steps since his car accident|
|January xx, 1977 - Rehearsals for US tour take place at Manticore Studios in Fulham|
|January 24, 1977 - Bonham and Plant watch The Damned perform at the Roxy in London|
|January xx, 1978 - Media still claims Led Zeppelin have broke up|
|January 21, 1979 - Robert Plant is now proud father to son Logan Romero|
|January xx, 1980 - Zeppelin donate Candy Store Rock to a benefit album to benefit children|
|January 31, 1995 - Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing. |