Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin Uncensored Author:Richard Cole, Richard Trubo No one knew Led Zeppelin like Richard Cole. The band's tour manager for more than a decade, Cole was there when they burst onto the music scene, achieved cult status, cut platinum records, and transformed popular music. Second only to the Beatles in sales for years, Led Zeppelin was rock's premier group. But unlike the boys from Liverpool, the e... more »xcitement of this band"s music was matched by the fever pitch of their antics on and off the stage....In hotel rooms and stadiums, in a customized private Boeing 707 jet and country estates, Richard Cole saw it all -- and here he tells it all in this close-up, down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred account that records the highs, the lows, and the occasional in-betweens. This revised edition brings fans up to date on the band members' lives and careers, which may be a little quieter now, but their songs remain the same.« less
Having finished this read, I can't help reflecting upon the pressures and stress that young talented people encounter when they reach the top. The talented young men who formed the Led Zeppelin group found themselves immersed in a world unlike any they had ever dreamed about. Three were from working class families but their talent took them far beyond that life. It's informative and sad but well done. If you have but encountered the music of this group you will find this read so informative. I keep thinking about it.