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"The new chaps are only about 19 and full of enthusiasm": The birth of Led Zeppelin

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

In this excerpt from his oral history Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin, Barney Hoskyns charts the formation and ascent of rock's heaviest quartet... from Jimmy Page quitting the Yardbirds to Zep's first show in Copenhagen on 7th September, 1968, to the recording of the band's first Atlantic album.

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