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Led Zeppelin: Rarely Seen Photos From “Good Times, Bad Times”

New book digs up images of the rise of heavy rock’s definitive band

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1968 group shot

Photograph by TRACKS LTD courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

A fan shot these rarely seen photographs of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and John Bonham (clockwise from top left) outside a club on September 15, 1968.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1969 backstage Robert Plant

Photograph by Jeffrey Mayer courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

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Robert Plant backstage, at a birthday party for John Bonham on May 31, 1969.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1969 Party

Photograph by Jeffrey Mayer courtesy of 'Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times' (Abrams Books)

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John Paul Jones photographed during a backstage birthday party for John Bonham on May 31, 1969.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1969 recording sessions

Photograph by Jim Cummins courtesy of 'Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times' (Abrams Books)

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John Bonham photographed during a recording session for Led Zeppelin II at Atlantic Studios in New York City, 1969. Photographer Jim Cummins recalls the band kept their sessions tightly secured: "no groupies, no hangers-on, no press."

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1970 Jimmy at Pangbourne

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Jimmy Page photographed at his Pangbourne boathouse, in the English countryside, between tours in February 1970.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1970 Jon

Photograph by Mike Randolph courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

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John Paul Jones also escaped to the countryside at his estate in Hertfordshire, England. He was photographed here strumming a mandolin with his wife and daughters.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1970 leeds

Photograph by John Rettie courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

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Led Zeppelin photographed at Leeds University on January 24, 1970.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1970 robert farm

Photograph by Mike Randolph courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

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Robert Plant shot on his farm in Kidderminster, England, where he sought solace from the band's hectic touring life.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1975 fireplace airplane

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Led Zeppelin gather around a fireplace on the private jet they chartered while touring the States in 1975.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: 1977 Plant

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Plant stands in front of a massive crowd at Oakland Coliseum on July 23, 1977.

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times: Jimmy 1969

Photograph by Jeffrey Mayer courtesy of Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times (Abrams Books)

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Photographer Jeffrey Mayer went backstage with Jimmy Page and shot photos at a birthday party for John Bonham during the band's second North American tour. Page was munching on a burger while checking out Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett's album when he was snapped on May 31, 1969.
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