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A list of key readings about Led Zeppelin.
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This is a bibliography of major works on Led Zeppelin.

Main bibliography

  • Bonham, Mick (2005) John Bonham: The Powerhouse Behind Led Zeppelin. London: Southbank Publishing. ISBN 978-1-904915-11-9 (OCLC 61302889)
  • Bream, Jon (2008) Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time, 1st edition. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press. ISBN 978-0-7603-3507-9 (OCLC 209632413)
  • Calef, Scott (ed.) (2009) Led Zeppelin and Philosophy: All Will be Revealed. Chicago, IL: Open Court Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0-8126-9672-1 (OCLC 318422308)
  • Case, George (2011) Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Hard Rock Band of All Time. Milwaukee: Backbeat Books. ISBN 978-1-61713-025-0 (OCLC 709673787)
  • Clayson, Alan (2006) Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species: How, Why, and Where It All Began. New Malden, Surrey: Chrome Dreams. ISBN 978-1-84240-345-7 (OCLC 64966013)
  • Clayson, Alan; and Jones, Siân (2001) Maximum Led Zeppelin: The Unauthorized Biography of Led Zeppelin, interview disc edition. New Malden, Surrey: Chrome Dreams. ISBN 978-1-8424-0170-5 (OCLC 56590336)
  • Cross, Charles R. (2009) Led Zeppelin: Shadows Taller Than Our Souls; the Albums, Concerts, Memorabilia, and Biography of the Gods of Rock. New York, NY: IT Books. ISBN 978-0-06-180914-9 (OCLC 310399117)
  • Cross, Charles R. and Flannigan, Erik (1991) Led Zeppelin: Heaven and Hell: an Illustrated History. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. ISBN 978-0-283-06114-1 (OCLC 463588981).
  • Davis, Erik (2005) Led Zeppelin IV. New York, NY: Continuum. ISBN 978-0-8264-1658-2 (OCLC 57452450).
  • Epting, Chris (2007) Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press. ISBN 978-1-59580-018-3 (OCLC 441713830).
  • Fast, Susan (2001) In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-514723-0 (OCLC 440059765).
  • Fyfe, Andy (2003) When the Levee Breaks: The Making of Led Zeppelin IV. London: Unanimous. ISBN 978-1-903318-56-0 (OCLC 223680819)
  • Godwin, Robert (1998) The Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Led Zeppelin. Burlington, Ont., Canada: Collector's Guide Pub, Inc. ISBN 978-1-896522-42-5 (OCLC 53393765).
  • Godwin, Robert (2005) Led Zeppelin: The Press Reports… . Burlington, Ont., Canada: Collector's Guide Pub. Inc. ISBN 978-1-894959-17-9
  • Godwin, Robert (2008) The Making of Led Zeppelin's IV. Second edition. Burlington, Ont., Canada: Collector's Guide Pub. Inc. ISBN 978-1-894959-90-2 (OCLC 228365502)
  • Gracyk, Theodore (2007) Listening to Popular Music, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Led Zeppelin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-06983-5 (OCLC 263724421).
  • Halfin, Ross (ed.) (1995) The Photographer's Led Zeppelin, 1st edition. Los Angeles, CA: 2.13.61 Publications. ISBN 978-1-880985-29-8 (OCLC 38439157).
  • Hesebe, Koh; and Lewis, Dave et. al. (1983) Led Zeppelin: HM photo book. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-7119-0271-8 (OCLC 29522293).
  • Horkins, Tony (1997) Led Zeppelin. London: Virgin. ISBN 978-1-852-27673-7 (OCLC 41304799).
  • Hoskyns, Barney (2006) Led Zeppelin IV. New York, NY: Rodale. ISBN 978-1-59486-370-7 (OCLC 70698921).
  • Jack, Richard Morton (2008) The Sunbeam Guide to Led Zeppelin. London: Foxcote Books. ISBN 978-1-905880-06-5 (OCLC 165411942)
  • Kamin, Philip (1986) Led Zeppelin: The Legend Lives On. Milwaukee, WI: Robus Books. ISBN 978-0-88188-424-1 (OCLC 13790316)
  • Kendall, Paul (1986) Led Zeppelin: a Visual Documentary, Reprint edition. New York, NY: Perigee Books. ISBN 978-0-399-51250-6 (OCLC 13006965).
  • Kendall, Paul and Lewis, Dave (ed.) (2004) Led Zeppelin in Their Own Words. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-8444-9100-1 (OCLC 56760515).
  • Kitts, Jeff; Tolinski, Brad and Steinblatt, Harold (eds.) (1999) Guitar World presents Classic Rock: Rockers' Delight: Portraits of the Hot and Heavy Guitarists Behind Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, the Eagles, the Doors, and All Your Favourite Classic Rock Bands: from the pages of Guitar World magazine. Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard. ISBN 978-0-7935-9008-7 (OCLC 42282934).
  • Lewis, Dave (2003) Led Zeppelin: a Celebration. Revised edition. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-7119-9651-9 (OCLC 52532096).
  • Lewis, Dave (2003) Led Zeppelin: The Tight but Loose' Files: Celebration II, 1st edition. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-4223-6334-8 (OCLC 66737707)
  • Lewis, Dave (2012) Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1 (OCLC 782996334).
  • Lewis, Dave (ed.) (2011) Led Zeppelin: Feather in the Wind - Over Europe 1980. Bedford: Tight But Loose Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9568454-0-5
  • Lewis, Dave (ed.) (2013) Led Zeppelin: Then As It Was - At Knebworth 1979. Bedford: Tight But Loose Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9568454-1-2
  • Lewis, Dave (ed.) (2015) Led Zeppelin: Five Glorious Nights. Newbury: Rufus Stone Limited Editions. ISBN 978-0-9932879-0-9
  • Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (2005) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, Revised edition. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-84449-659-4 (OCLC 64083054)
  • Luerssen, John (ed.) (2008) Dancing Days: The Led Zeppelin Reader. Lulu.com ISBN 978-0-557-02909-9
  • MacBay, Shannon and Rhys-Gruffydd Karol (2000) Follow the Legend: Led Zeppelin, Volume One: Albion-There and Back, 1st edition. Gaithersburg, Md.: ADRI Publishers. ISBN 978-0-9700439-1-7 (OCLC 49355985).
  • McSquare, Eddie (1991) Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times. London: Bobcat Books. ISBN 978-0-7119-2737-7 (OCLC 438913030)
  • Martin, Neville. (1995) Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin. Chessington, Surrey: Castle. ISBN 978-1-86074-030-5 (OCLC 471433559)
  • Mylett, Howard (1981) Led Zeppelin. Reprint edition. London: Granada Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-586-04390-5 (OCLC 463589001)
  • Mylett, Howard (1993) On Tour with Led Zeppelin London: Hamlyn. ISBN 978-0-600-57938-0 (OCLC 59889818)
  • Mylett, Howard and Bunton, Richard (1981) Led Zeppelin: In the Light 1968-1980, revised edition. London: Proteus Books, Ltd. ISBN 978-0-906071-65-6 (OCLC 7952843)
  • Preston, Neal (1986) Led Zeppelin Portraits, Second edition. New York: Perennial Library. ISBN 978-0-06-096097-1 (OCLC 13861199).
  • Preston, Neal (2009) Led Zeppelin: The Neal Preston Collection. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-84772-649-0 (OCLC 262430816)
  • Prochnicky, Jerry; and Hulett, Ralph (2009) Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8109-5009-2 (OCLC 317927262)
  • Ratner, Laurance (1995) Led Zeppelin Live Dreams: a Photographer's Visual History of the Led Zeppelin Live Experience, 1972-1977, Second edition. Chicago: Margaux Pub. ISBN 978-0-9637721-0-7 (OCLC 35132354).
  • Rey, Luis (1997) Led Zeppelin Live: An Illustrated Exploration of Underground Tapes, revised edition. Owen Sound, ON: Hot Wacks Press. ISBN 978-0-9698080-7-7 (OCLC 41449788)
  • Ruhlmann, William (1992) Led Zeppelin. London: Bison Group. ISBN 978-0-8612-4927-5 (OCLC 221354239)
  • Schinder, Scott and Schwartz, Andy (2007) Icons of Rock: an Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever. Two volumes. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-33845-8 (OCLC 148636034).
  • Schlesinger, Ethan (2008) Led Zeppelin: Classic Rock Legends. Broomall, Pa.: Mason Crest Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4222-0212-8 (OCLC 122309188).
  • Tedman, Ray (2008) Rex Collections: Led Zeppelin, limited edition. London: Reynolds & Hearn. ISBN 978-1-905287-52-9 (OCLC 246910570)
  • Thomas, Gareth (2009) Led Zeppelin: An Illustrated Biography. New York, NY: Welcome Rain Publishers. ISBN 978-1-56649-998-9 (OCLC 406159654)
  • Welch, Chris (1984) Led Zeppelin: The Book. London: Proteus Books. ISBN 978-0-86276-113-4 (OCLC 12232450)
  • Welch, Chris (1985) Power and Glory: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, 1st edition. London: Zomba Books. ISBN 978-0-946391-74-5 (OCLC 20561523)
  • Welch, Chris (2002) Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-7119-9195-8 (OCLC 50272022)
  • Welch, Chris (2009) Led Zeppelin: The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song. London: Carlton Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84732-286-9 (OCLC 317254118).
  • Welch, Chris (2016) Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Collection. London: Carlton Books Ltd. ISBN 978-1-78097-639-6 (OCLC 945030042)
  • Williamson, Nigel (2014) The Dead Straight Guide to Led Zeppelin. London: Ovolo Books. ISBN 978-1-90595-952-5 (OCLC 858528587).
  • Yorke, Ritchie (2001) Led Zeppelin: the Definitive Biography; from Early Days to Page and Plant. Revised edition. London: Virgin. ISBN 978-0-86369-744-9 (OCLC 163847982).


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  • Cuellar, Carole (ed.) (2007) Led Zeppelin Complete Songbook. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. Inc. ISBN 978-0-7390-4641-8 (OCLC 171287103)

Fan accounts and publications

  • Forney, Ellen and Alexie, Sherman (2006) I Love Led Zeppelin, 2nd edition. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books. ISBN 978-1-56097-730-8 (OCLC 285913767)
  • Hulett, Ralph; and Prochnicky, Jerry (2005) Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight with Led Zeppelin. New York, NY: Citadel. ISBN 978-0-8065-2639-3 (OCLC 61504584)
  • Millar, Martin (2008) Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me. Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 978-1-59376-200-1 (OCLC 209590843).
  • Wesley, Rob (1999) Led Zeppelin: My Night as the 'Right Fifth Member'. Creative Alternatives Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9659676-0-0

Other languages


  • Dister, Alain (1980) Led Zeppelin: une illustration du heavy metal, 1st edition. Paris: A. Michel. ISBN 978-2-226-00793-3 (OCLC 419278882).
  • Vandersmissen, Jean-Marie (2005) Led Zeppelin: le règne des seigneurs, de la genèse au millénaire, Rosières-en-Haye: Camion blanc. ISBN 978-2-910196-40-0 (OCLC 419990904).


  • Ballanti, Federico (1982) Led Zeppelin. Roma: Lato side. (OCLC 12370704).


  • Sierra i Fabra, Jordi (1979) Led Zeppelin: la furia del heavy rock, 1st edition. Barcelona: Teorema. ISBN 978-84-85380-24-4 (OCLC 23731637).