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Book review: 'LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour'
Book review: 'LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour'

Why did Stephen Davis write "LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour" (Gotham: 218 pp., $22.50)? He's already the author of the band biography "Hammer of the Gods"; what more does he need to say? One reason, he explains here, is his rediscovery of old notebooks from his travels with the band: He just couldn't resist telling a few more fables of excess. A more significant reason, however, is offered at the book's end in a "zeppilogue." Davis describes a 2009 visit to the former Hyatt House on Sunset — scene of so much 1970s rock 'n' roll craziness that it was known as the Riot House — and...

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