Personalities | Led Zeppelin | The Middle Years (1974) | Key Events
1974 was a relatively quiet year for a band that had spent its life touring, though the group would up their business activities when they launched their Swan Song label in May. Compared to The Rolling Stones, who launched their own label under Atlantic the previous year, Swan Song would be a complete working entity. Led Zeppelin approached their label in a similar way that The Beatles had done with Apple, signing bands such as Bad Company (whose self-titled album would be the first US Swan Song release in June), Maggie Bell and The Pretty Things (whose Silk Torpedo would be the first UK release in October), while also putting out their own albums under its banner.
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.