Friday, February 21, 2014

Led Zeppelin book spotlights 1979 Knebworth Festival shows

A revised and updated editon of "Led Zeppelin Then As it Was - At Knebworth 1979” by author Dave Lewis focuses on the band’s appearance at the UK event.

In August of 1979, thousands of fans flocked to Knebworth to see Led Zeppelin perform their first UK shows in four years and their first live date since the death of Robert Plant's son during the band's 1977 North American tour.

Zeppelin played live on August 4 and August 11, 1979 at Knebworth House before an estimated 200,000 fans each night.

The band were joined by The New Barbarians (featuring Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards) (August 11 only), Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Southside Johnny, Marshall Tucker, Commander Cody, Chas & Dave and Fairport Convention.

Lewis chronicles this milestone event in rock history with the full story behind the band's triumphant return to the stage — the build-up to the event, the concerts themselves, the aftermath and the accompanying impact of their final studio album, "In Through The Out Door." The book also incorporates extensive first-hand accounts from fans who attended the gigs, interviews from the time, retrospective views plus bootleg and statistic appendix chapters — all fully illustrated in full color, with many rarely seen photos and memorabilia images.

Lewis is acknowledged and respected throughout the world as a leading chronicler of the group and its individual members. He is the editor and founder of the long-running and acclaimed Led Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose; established in 1978, it reaches fans in over 20 countries across the world. Lewis is also the author of a number of Led Zeppelin books.

"Led Zeppelin Then As it Was - At Knebworth 1979” is available to order via

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