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MARK BLAKE - BRING IT ON HOME - Peter Grant: Rock's Greatest Manager

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Let's start 2019 right at the top.

Led Zeppelin. Rock bands don't come bigger do they? And big rock bands have big managers. The biggest of them all Peter Grant.

Peter Grant managed Led Zeppelin to global stardom. But his life story was every bit as extraordinary and dramatic as the musicians he looked after. For the first time ever, the Grant family have allowed an author access to previously unseen correspondence and photographs to help build the most complete and revealing story yet of a man who was a pioneer of rock music management, but also a son, a husband and a father.

Published to coincide with Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary, Bring It On Home charts Peter Grant's rise from wartime poverty through his time as a nightclub doorman, wrestler and bit-part actor to the birth of rock'n'roll in the 1950s. From here, it explores his pivotal role in the formation of Led Zeppelin and charts the impossible highs and lows of life on the road with rock's most outrageous band.

Author Mark Blake will be in conversation with joiurnalist Julian Marszalek. It seems fitting to test the foundations of our well-loved home, The Victoria with some slabs of classic rock too.

Mark Blake is a long-time contributor to Q and Mojo, and has also been published in The Times, Classic Rock, Daily Telegraph and Rolling Stone. He is the author of three previous books, including the bestselling Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

Bring It On Home has appeared in all the end of year best of lists...

A SUNDAY TIMES POP BOOK OF THE YEAR

A DAILY TELEGRAPH MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR

A DAILY MAIL MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR

A TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR ('Of the many Led Zeppelin biographies marking the band's 50th anniversary, this is the most illuminating')

'An enthralling and rigorously researched book' Sunday Times

'Blake has talked to everyone, and the stories are both lurid and melancholy' Mail on Sunday

'A juicy saga of excess all areas, Mark Blake's biography of Led Zeppelin's notoriously combative manager, Peter Grant, reads at times like an all-you-can-eat buffet of guilty pleasures . . . a riotous roller coaster' The Times

'A tale as expansive and complex as the man himself' Mojo

'To say Bring It On Home is a rambunctious page-turner is an understatement; but despite all the violence and weirdness, you can't help liking the "real" Peter Grant who emerges here' Planet Rock

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