Black Dogs: The Possibly True Story of Classic Rock's Greatest Robbery

When my husband, Jeff (owner of led-zeppelin.org), asked me to read and write a review on a Led Zeppelin book Black Dogs by Jason Buhrmester, I admit I was skeptical - I am NOT a Led Zeppelin fan.

However, all that being said, I picked up Black Dogs and I began reading. Honestly, this was on book I could not put down - I even walked around the house while reading.

Mr. Buhrmester has a way of writing that makes this story of the theft of Led Zeppelin's money almost believable.

Throughout the story of a bunch of bumbling idiots, and how they may have pulled off this "heist" was quite entertaining and very hilarious at time. More often than not, I had to shake my head at the imporbability of the "heist" happening as Mr. Buhrmester writes, but in actuality, a lot of "heists" happen in the way he proposes.

All in all, the Black Dogs book was an extremely interesting read and I would most likely be reading it again. I highly recommend all Led Zeppelin fans read it, as well as those that like the true crime books, and even for the general fiction reader. You definitely won't be disappointed! I wasn't! --Michelle Strawman, July 11, 2009

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Led Zeppelin History

September 07, 1968 - The band fulfills some old Yardbirds dates in Scandanavia
September xx, 1969 - Jimmy Page is reported saying the second album will be harder than the first
September 19, 1970 - Led Zeppelin gross over $100,000 for two performances at Madison Square Gardens on the same day
September xx, 1971 - Jimmy Page is furious over a live Yardbirds release. It was forced off the shelves
September xx, 1971 - The band vacations in Hawaii
September xx, 1972 - Discussions to play various countries ends with a decision to play Japan again
September xx, 1973 - Jimmy Page considers a live release of material before releasing a new album
September 14, 1974 - Led Zeppelin and CSN&Y jam at an after party
September xx, 1975 - Jimmy meets up with Robert in Malibu, where he is staying on a tax exile
September 12, 1976 - Page and Bonham return to Switzerland and record a drum piece title Bonzo’s Montreux
September 08, 1977 - Page takes to the stage with other well knowns at a WEA records sales conference
September 15, 1978 - Zep road manager Richard Cole and Bad Company’s Simon Kirke get married in a double ceremony
September 17, 1979 - Promoter Fred Bannister forced into liquidation over Knebworth Sales with Led Zeppelin
September 18, 1980 - Jimmy reviews a new stage set up and technical details for the Eighties Part One tour at Swan Song offices
September 25, 1980 - John Bonham is found dead in Jimmy Page’s Windsor mansion by sound technician Benji Le Fevre
September 12, 2007 - It was announced at a press conference by Harvey Goldsmith that the remaining members of Led Zeppelin would reunite with Jason Bonham on drums.
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