Jimmy Page – Magus, Musician, Man is a meticulously researched life story of Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and producer. From his childhood in war-torn. Case provides no illumination beyond what most Page fans already heard in hushed and stoned tones from their older siblings during middle school. Now in paperback, Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man is the first-ever biography of Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and producer.

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The book was a decent read.

Jul 02, Tifinie rated it it was amazing. P and such so gives quite detailed accounts of Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated. Unauthorized biographies are for the most part always dull and boring. HB — library — I am reading this book as a discovery about myself. It would be another story if Case provided a critique or made some sort of unique statement about all of this information, but unfortunately he doesn’t, and so the book reads like a loosely, chronologically biographical blurb, or perhaps the bare bones of a tour itinerary devoid of details.

At first he started as a back up incase one of the other bandmembers were unable to preform [drugs, im guessing: Now in paperback, Jimmy Page: Naturally, I, like many others, would like to know more of what goes on in his head. One day he was spotted by one of the Sillouette bend members and he asked Page to record some songs with him and his band. I particularly liked how he used his musical background to give insight on how a particular song was written or played. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

Magus Musician Man — An Unauthorized Biography is, as the subtitle tells us, an unauthorized peek into the life and myth of the guitarist. Feb 09, Kevin Ignacio is currently reading it Shelves: You already recently rated this item. I love this stuff. More impossibly rare, unseen pictures would have been nice, though.


Believe it or not, it took me a long time to really appreciate Led Zeppelin and their Magus-guitarist, Jimmy Page.

Support the free press, so we can support Austin. A good overview of a fine career.

Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography

All in all, a solid and enjoyable book. And so I became a Zep disciple, collecting all the bootlegs i possibly can, still many holes need filling, but with over a thousand cd’s that i rotate through regularly, I found what so many people had claimed: The E-mail Address es field is required.

Even when Case does dare to delve into the drugs and debauchery that are so much a part of Page’s legend, he does so with kid gloves. A perfectly adequate but not very interesting unauthorized biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

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Mar 31, Mari rated it really liked it Shelves: Lacking true facts in countless areas, it often reads like a second hand report or repeat of ann or rumors without confirming the truth. Jul 22, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: I can remember the 1st time they came out on stage it was as if a canyon was lit with fireworks.

Not a bad portrait of a very mysterious and media-shy man. Jan 18, Gina M Jordan rated it liked it. The author gets credit for not sensationlizing what has certainly been a sensational life, but geez, throw me a bone, dude! Nov 07, Marsmannix rated it really liked it Shelves: It sheds light on his early session work credits. User lists Similar Items. Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While, as a fan, the impulse to protect Page’s image by downplaying certain aspects of his life is certainly understandable, Case seems to carry this urge into his coverage of the music.

If I needed to use the pot I had to have a sober person be holding the stall door closed. My full detailed review is at my website: Nothing in this book is overly profound.


It is a shorter performance than their standard concert length at that time as most festival performances are or at least were at the time.

Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography by George Case

Advanced Search Find a Library. If you understand guitar, by all means read it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s obvious that Page has never recovered from the demise of Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham; and that heroin took it’s toll on Page and probably very well hindered unauthorlzed recovery from the disbanding of Led Zeppelin in the wake of Bonham’s death.

Jimmy Page : magus, musician, man : an unauthorized biography

However, these things are established parts of the image of Jimmy Page, and therefore, glossing over negativities is just disappointing. But Case does a very good job of covering this as well as the studio methods Page used that were contrary to the studio standards of the time but helped to define that unique Zep studio sound. All three surviving members of Led Zeppelin are terribly intelligent, articulate, well spoken men and it would be a shame for them to pass on without a healthy discussion on the whole thing.

Never before has the story been told in such sharp detail, unauthorizd no stone unturned, from the heady days of swinging London in the s – when Page was lighting up the scene as an incendiary session man – through the bombast, beauty, and blues that is Led Zeppelin not to mention the wanton sex and drug orgies that would come to define rock excess.