No Quarter

No Quarter

The Three Lives of Jimmy Page

Book - 2016
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A major biography of Jimmy Page--the first since 2009 (Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page was primarily a photo book), No Quarter is a comprehensive account of the life and times of a legendary musician and celebrity. From his time as a session guitarist in the '60s, working with legendary rock groups like The Kinks and The Who, to his time with the Yardbirds and his eventual founding on Led Zeppelin and his post-Zeppelin career, this book is a rich, insightful telling of Page's story. It has all the sex and drugs you'd expect from a rock icon, but Page is widely considered to be a mysterious figure and Martin Power's biography will shed light on
Publisher: New York, NY :, Overlook Omnibus,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781468312140
Branch Call Number: BIO PAGE
Characteristics: 698 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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seeker472
Sep 05, 2017

Good book about a rock icon.

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trotter73
Jul 17, 2017

if you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, it's worth checking this out

PimaLib_NormS Mar 02, 2017

Any rational discussion of the greatest guitarists in rock history must include Jimmy Page, most famous for his work with Led Zeppelin. Martin Power’s detailed new book, “No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page”, chronicles the life of Page from childhood to the present, with heavy emphasis on the Zeppelin era. One of the greatest bands in the history of rock was formed when guitarist/producer/composer Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin with singer/lyricist Robert Plant, bass and keyboard player John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. They knew they were on to something big, pretty much from the start. And, Jimmy Page led the way. He knew what kind of music he wanted to play and as the producer of their albums, he knew how to bring it all together. Page and the band’s manager, Peter Grant, constructed a business model unique for the times. The band members were disciplined enough to follow it, achieving artistic and financial success. They were not immune to the temptations of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but when it was time to write music, they wrote. When it was time to record, they recorded. When it was time to perform, they performed. And, when it was time to party, they partied. Sadly, it all came to an abrupt end with the death of John Bonham. I suppose it is no great spoiler to say that the “three lives” in the book’s title refer to Jimmy Page’s three distinct phases of life: pre-Zeppelin, Zeppelin, and post-Zeppelin. I imagine that many of Led Zeppelin’s die-hard fans would describe their lives the same way.

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