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Led Zeppelin are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of the 20th century, and their work is documented in numerous books and magazines. They have sold over 300 million albums worldwide and are the only band to chart in the UK and US Top 10 with all of their official studio album releases. The band's brief 2007 reunion showed that there was a still a demand for their music over 25 years after formally disbanding, while the various reissues and archive releases issued since the 1990s have sustained interest in recordings despite the proliferation of bootlegs.
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Lewis, Dave (1990). Led Zeppelin : A Celebration. Omnibus Press. ISBN978-0-711-92416-1. – Compiled by Tight But Loose fanzine editor Dave Lewis, and based largely on first-hand interviews with the band, contemporary transcripts, or other accurate first-hand sources. Some song reviews (eg: "Achilles Last Stand") are too POV to use, and a few dates (eg: BBC "In Concert" Paris Theatre 1971) are incorrect, but generally good for dates, facts and figures.
Lewis, Dave (1994). The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin. Omnibus Press. ISBN978-0-711-93528-0. – expanded version of the above, focusing on studio albums.
Lewis, Dave; Pallett, Simon (1997). Led Zeppelin: The Concert File. Omnibus Press. ISBN978-0-857-12574-3. – good for live dates
Lewis, Dave (2010) . Led Zeppelin: The 'Tight But Loose' Files. Omnibus Press. ISBN978-0-857-12220-9. – various interviews and features on albums and tours. Includes a foreword by John Paul Jones, acknowledging Dave Lewis as a band expert.
Lewis, Dave (2012). From A Whisper to A Scream: The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin. Omnibus Press. ISBN978-0-857-12788-4. – an updated version of A Celebration / The Complete Guide with corrections and updates including Zeppelin songs played on solo tours and the 2007 reunion.
Shadwick, Keith (2005). Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music, 1968-80. Backbeat. ISBN978-0-879-30871-1. – Based on band interviews; album summaries contains considerable POV which should be obvious to spot.
Any source that bases its content on Richard Cole, who has been discredited as an unreliable interview subject.
Self-published works by authors not recognized as "established experts on the subject" (see WP:SELFPUBLISH), such as: