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iain wrote at 2007-12-10 21:42:38
Hi erin.

In answer to your who/why for the inside of led zep 4 is Barrington Colby.

Barrington apparently was friends with the band long before they became famous.

He drew the hermit for them and it was used as centre cover.

Last I knew about barrington was 1980ish...he lived in Norwich and was married with a young son. I have a wonderful hand painted cigarette tin by him as a xmas present from those days.

Hope this helps.


intensesinger wrote at 2009-09-05 20:13:51
You should also be aware of the hidden picture. If you hold your inside cover up to a mirror you can clearly see the demon of which the old man is the horns.

g3msp4 wrote at 2011-03-25 21:47:35
Good to hear Barrington actually exists and is not Jimmy Page. Unless of course.......

OTOH, there was no "long before they were famous", not as a band anyway. They pretty much went from unknown to completely famous in about a week.

the wol wrote at 2011-12-15 18:38:56
the man on the mountain on led zep 4 on the inside cover is one half portrait of the devil himself hold it up to the mirror and you will see for yourself i discoverd this years ago as i,m a big zepplin fan its up to you what you put on your body.

David lazer wrote at 2014-11-03 18:47:50
Hi I know this was posted years ago but Barry was my uncle. He lived in boleskin house, lough ness with his "wife" Fiona and son Alester as a house keeper and friend to the band. They were not legally married but had a pagan ceremony that was not recognised by the state. The house belonged to jimmy with a history of ownership by the high priest of satanic worship in Britain, Alester Crowly. Sadly Barry passed away this weekend after a battle with lung cancer. 2 November 2014.

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