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Author Blake, Mark, 1965- author.

Title Bring it on home : Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and beyond --the story of rock's greatest manager / Mark Blake.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Grant,P BLA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index.
Contents The Battle of Streatham Common -- Soup for Christmas -- The diving horse -- The kicking trick -- On the bus or under the bus -- Crackpots in Jamaica -- The worst job I ever had -- Have you been a naughty boy? -- Doctor Larry's bag -- A big hell of a man -- Crocodiles in the moat -- Looking good and dangerous.
Summary "Peter Grant is the most famous music manager of all time. Often acknowledged as the "fifth member of Led Zeppelin," Grant's story has appeared in fragments across countless Zeppelin biographies, but none has explored who this brilliant and intuitive manager yet flawed and sometimes dangerous man truly was. No one has successfully captured the scope of his personality or his long-lasting impact on the music business. Acclaimed author and journalist Mark Blake seeks to rectify that. Bring It On Home is the first book to tell the complete uncensored story of this industry giant. With support from Grant's family interviews with Led Zeppelin's surviving band members, and access to Grant's extensive archive and scores of unpublished material, including his never-before-published final interview, Blake sheds new light on the history of Led Zeppelin and on the wider story of rock music in the 1960s and '70s. Full of new insights into Grant's early life as an actor, wrestler, and road manager for rock 'n' roll pioneers Chuck Berry and Little Richard; the formation of Led Zeppelin; his seclusion following the demise of the band; and his recovery from substance abuse, Bring It On Home reveals a man who, after the extraordinary highs and lows of a career in rock 'n' roll, found peace and happiness in a more ordinary life. It is a celebration, a cautionary tale, and a compelling human drama."--Jacket.
Subject Grant, Peter, 1935-1995.
Led Zeppelin (Musical group).
Concert agents -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780306902833 (hardback)
0306902834 (hardback)

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