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British rock band, Led Zeppelin, took flight in August 1968 and crashed in September 1980 with the untimely death of its drummer, John Bonham. Founded by lead guitarist, Jimmy Page, the group also included seasoned session man, John Paul Jones on bass guitar and keyboards and a then-unknown vocalist named Robert Plant, now a multiple Grammy-winner.

Author Frank Reddon – a long-time lover of Led Zeppelin’s music and a devoted collector of the band’s official and unofficial recordings – based this, his first book of several planned, on research he conducted for more than a decade. His quest was to explain how and why the band’s music has endured for over forty years, rather than delve into the tabloidesque details of rock’n’roll excess.

Sonic Boom: The Impact of Led Zeppelin. Volume 1 – Break & Enter was officially published on September 7, 2008 – the fortieth anniversary of the band’s first-ever public performance, at Gladsaxe Teen Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In February 2009, Reddon’s book was given a home in the Curatorial Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

The e-book version, which was created from the hardcover and formatted by eBookIt.com, contains the majority of Reddon’s interviews with deejays, musicians, promoters and concert attendees who helped Led Zeppelin “break” in Scandinavia and “enter” the North American market.

It provides readers with over 500 “pages” of proprietary information about Led Zeppelin, much of which appeared for the first time in print in Reddon’s hardcover version.

This electronic version contains a foreword by renowned Led Zeppelin author and editor of the all-Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose, Dave Lewis of the United Kingdom. Upon reading the original hardcover, Mr. Lewis declared: “When it comes to solid research, Sonic Boom is as good as it gets.”

The e-book version of Sonic Boom: The Impact of Led Zeppelin. Volume 1 - Break & Enter is available as a PDF as well as in formats for Kindle, iPad, Kobo, other e-readers and mobile devices. It may be purchased through online e-book retailers or ebookit.

In February 2012, Enzepplopedia will release another e-book title: "J.J. Jackson Remembers Led Zeppelin: The Music and The Guys Who Made It".

Enzepplopedia Publishing, Inc. is co-owned by author Frank Reddon and his sister, editor Lou Anne Reddon. The company is based in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Other e-books about Led Zeppelin are planned for release throughout 2012.

Enzepplopedia is a registered trademark of Enzepplopedia Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Book and e-book titles are copyrighted and registered with Library Archives Canada and the United States Library of Congress. Other brand names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the intellectual property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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