Stephen Davis - Hammer Of The Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorised (1985)
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The 50 Greatest Books Written About Music
41. Stephen Davis - Hammer Of The Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorised (1985)
One of the most notorious rock biographies ever written, the band themselves were taken aback by the tales of hedonism and debauchery, claiming all the stories came from a resentful ex-tour manager, Richard Cole. Nevertheless, this set the template for the outrageous rock biog: full of stories of ambition, success and sleaze, particularly the incident with the groupie and the "red snapper" fish. We're not saying any more.