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In the Misty Mountains: Led Zeppelin Get It Together in the Country

Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), 2012

JIMMY PAGE: It wasn't until the spring of 1970 that we actually had a real break.  That break was only probably a couple of months, but to us it seemed an eternity, because we'd been going nonstop for eighteen months. Robert had this place in Wales that he'd been to with his parents in the past, and he said, "Do you fancy going down there?"  I said, "It would do me a lot of good to get out to the countryside". Robert's wife and his daughter were there, and Carmen was only nine months old at the time. It was quite a magical time all around.

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