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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond--The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager

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The authorized biography of the most notorious rock manager of all time, Peter Grant, best known for his work with Led Zeppelin

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
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Da Capo Press
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Donald Powell
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, history
A very good book for a man who deserved a serious biography. All of such books have so many characters it becomes a difficult read. The author did a good job of trying to keep the reader on track but it is still a jumble of back and forth to see who he is talking about. All true stories reveal the difficulty, variation, imperfection and "mixed bag" of being a human being. Those who have created great impact seem to have more impactful demons, especially when thrust into the lime light without an ...more
Don Gorman
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
(2). Peter Grant was a legendary guy if you were involved in the music business in any way, shape or form in the Early 70's. His reputation always preceded him, and as this book evidences, it was well earned. Seriously bad behavior, incredible physical and emotional abuse being handed out, all in the name of making a band (Led Zeppelin) the king of them all. Problem was, as usual, too many bad decisions seriously outweighed the good ones. The lack of business acumen at certain levels, along with ...more
Jim Breslin
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting look at the myth and legend of Peter Grant. Review is here. http://bit.do/eE4aR
Neil Cameron
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pop performers and rock stars are well written about - but what of the men who shape and guide them?
Stories of music's most flamboyant managers are often more over the top, excessive and gloriously sleazy than those of the stars themselves.
Peter Grant was the man who steered Led Zeppelin to become arguably the world's biggest rock band and along the way gained a reputation almost as big as his physical stature.
But every story has two sides, particularly in rock and roll where stories and
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Martin  Goldsmith, mr
Missed out

Here's a story my company ran the merchandise for LZ over Europe the last tour
During the tour i had to go back to the UK for a couple of days .Lying in bed the
Phone rang at three in the morning .who in the he'll is calling at that time of night a nasal voice in the other end ,where in the duck are you .I want to see you tomorrow in Hamburg tomorrow ,What s the problem i said the phone went dead .My wife was shouting tell him to piss off ,my response if Grant wants me i am going .I
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Dave
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story of a complex larger than life ( literally and figuratively ) man who was best known as manager of Led Zeppelin is crafted remarkably well by Mark Blake.
From Grant's mystery shrouded childhood through his passing Blake weaves a tail essentially made up of two men: one is a towering figure using intimidation and handlers to get the most money he can for Led Zeppelin and the other being a sensitive, funny, and perfect English gentleman.
The book is filled with quotes from many people
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Trevor Smith
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A raucous read about the man behind the biggest band of all time.
Peter Grant is a larger than life character that was loved and feared in equal measure.
His earlier life is, for me, the most interesting period of his life.
Rising from post World War 2 poverty, through the early UK rock n roll scene in soho before guiding Led Zeppelin on the way to super stardom and being caught up in a world of cash, drugs & rock n roll.
Given modern sensibilities, some of the book makes uncomfortable
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K.W. Higgins
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Despite access to Peter Grant's son and daughter, its really another revamp of the early days of Grant and the stories of Led Zeppelin's excess. Given his unique access I would have liked to hear more about what happened after Zeppelin other than Grant appeared to go to lunch with Ed Bicknell a lot!

I f you've not read any other biographies of Grant this is as good a read as any of the others..
Thomasallenparker
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, mostly for the stories of the rock gods it contained. The stories were sometimes a little difficult to follow. The author would throw out a bunch of names, then the next paragraph would be about something or somebody completely different, then on to the next thing that happened.

Overall, a sometimes touching, sometimes ugly view of a man I only knew from reputation and the movie.
Wdmoor
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Peter Grant was a fascinating man, and he loved his boys...Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham. He called Bonham "the best mate I ever had" and he adored Jimmy Page. His management skills revolutionized the music industry. His darker impulses were exacerbated by a cocaine habit but he passionately loved those he was close to. People seemed to love and hate the man in equal measure.



Ellen
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bit of a slow start and I only really got invested in it about a third of the way through, but I'm also not a big nonfiction reader so who knows. Was a bit meandering in the first half but second half was much tighter. Lots of great stories, and a very well written ending. Overall I really liked it and do recommend to fans of music, particularly rock, and especially fans of Led Zeppelin.
Tom Erik Frydenlund
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
En fascinerende bok om en stor manager og hvordan han påvirket Led Zeppelin, med flere, sin karriere. Spennende å høre alt som skjer på bakrommet og hvor mye "rydding" som måtte gjøres i fotsporene til ett band som levde livet til det fulle på godt og vondt. Hva skulle band på 60/70/80 tallet gjort uten slike multikunstnere.
Allan Heron
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
As ever with Mark Blake's book this is a very well told and engrossing look at the life of Led Zeppelin's legendary manager.

It doesn't add too much to Chris Welch's earlier effort in terms of content though.

It can also be viewed as a cautionary tale about drug abuse if you want to read it that way. Grant lost control of events, as he lost control to cocaine.
Tronikyouth
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
killer read...great insight into a legendary guy
Thomas Molesky
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read - a must if you are a real Zeppelin fan
Tom
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Useful as a collection of anecdotes more than anything else. But what anecdotes!
Ralph
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Well researched biography but a bit lacking in delivery
Amoxy Mox
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Starts slow, but a pretty open version of Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin's notorious manager.
C Voutsinas
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed hearing about Peter Grant through the comments from his 2 children; larger than life role for a larger than life man.
Scott Vine
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Enjoyable journey through the often larger than life life of Peter Grant.
R7835
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: calibre, kindle
An interesting read about the great Peter Grant. The soup of names makes it a bit hard going at times, but the author does a good job overall. The author doesn't shy away from Grant's more controversial moments, but also keeps it fair by highlighting Grant's softer side. Throughout the book, Grant is often portrayed as a big softie, and that it's his acting role as manager that is the mean guy - not Grant himself. It didn't really help (or did, depending on your POV) Grant's reputation that he ...more
Patrick
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
There continues to exist a significant amount of myth around the whole Led Zeppelin project. I have read other biographies, “hammer of the gods“, being the most exceptional up to this point. However, Peter Grant has always been the “fifth beatle” so to speak and it was interesting to learn about this enigmatic figure. This text does an excellent job of providing background on a man who did not provide much to the world about his past. Photos, stories of life on the road, and the manner in which ...more
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