Led Zeppelin were the biggest band of the 1970s and one of the key bands in the history of rock. Yet to date the printed word has been anything but kind to their incredible musical legacy until now. Keith Shadwick, author of the acclaimed Jimi Hendrix: Musician, has written a detailed and insightful book about the how, where and why of Led Zeppelin's greatness. Formed around the ambitions of ex-Yardbird Jimmy Page in summer 1968, by the end of 1969 they were one of the biggest bands in rock. They remained such until their disbandment after the death of John Bonham in summer 1980. Since that time their stature in the music has only grown as the enduring quality of their music - and its influence on each successive generation of musicians - has won through. In an industry that to date has been much more concerned with chronicling the band's naughty-boy antics out on tour than about why anybody cared in the first place, this book is a refreshing in-depth assessment of the band's central position in rock history.