[27 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,286 views]
PROUD GALLERY LED ZEP PHOTO EXHIBITION LAUNCH/ FINAL THREE REISSUES FEEDBACK/JPJ NEWS/HOT AUGUST NIGHT ’71/UNLEDDED’ 94/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin From The Beginning 1963 – 1975 – Photo Exhibition at Proud Chelsea Gallery:
Launch night – Thursday August 20, 2015:
The launch night of the Proud Chelsea Gallery Led Zeppelin Photo Exhibition proved a big success.
The gallery itself is adorned with a series of superbly displayed framed images from a variety of photographers. Amongst them, superb Earls Court and Madison Square Garden ’77 shots from Michael Putland, US tour 1975 pics from Lynne Goldsmith and early 1969 images from Jorgen Angel.
The Yardbird’s bass player and photographer Chris Dreja is represented by his Jimmy Page …

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[27 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,286 views]
PROUD GALLERY LED ZEP PHOTO EXHIBITION LAUNCH/ FINAL THREE REISSUES FEEDBACK/JPJ NEWS/HOT AUGUST NIGHT ’71/UNLEDDED’ 94/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin From The Beginning 1963 – 1975 – Photo Exhibition at Proud Chelsea Gallery:
Launch night – Thursday August 20, 2015:
The launch night of the Proud Chelsea Gallery Led Zeppelin Photo Exhibition proved a big success.
The gallery itself is adorned with a series of superbly displayed framed images from a variety of photographers. Amongst them, superb Earls Court and Madison Square Garden ’77 shots from Michael Putland, US tour 1975 pics from Lynne Goldsmith and early 1969 images from Jorgen Angel.
The Yardbird’s bass player and photographer Chris Dreja is represented by his Jimmy Page …

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[20 Aug 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,820 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ HATS OFF AT THE STABLES MK/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 67th birthday:
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of  the music world for over five decades…
In the past 12 months touring and recording working with the Sensational Space Shifters line up, Robert Plant has continued to expand his quench for musical thirst. The prowess of …

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[11 Aug 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,658 views]
REISSUE UK CHART STATISTICS/REISSUE FEEDBACK/TBL 39 FEEDBACK/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11th 36 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UDATE

Led Zeppelin Reissue UK Chart Statistics: 
Martin Tait reports…
The final three albums have hit the UK Charts and nearly mirror the first three albums in the series, with two hitting the Top 10 (Coda No.9 & Presence No.10) and one just missing and landing at No.12 (In Through The Out Door).
None of the three albums turned up on the Top 100 Streaming or Download Album Charts.
Top 100 Album Chart No.9: Coda  No.10: Presence  No.12: In Through The Out Door
Top 100 Physical Album Chart No.5: Presence (1wk) No.6: Coda (1wk) No.8: In …

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[6 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 2,750 views]
IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR REISSUE THOUGHTS/KNEBWORTH 36 YEARS GONE/ JIMMY PAGE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW/PROUD GALLERY/DL DIARY UPDATE

The final three Led Zeppelin reissues…
Here are my thoughts on the In Through The Out Door reissue assessed after another non stop from beginning to end playback..   
In Through The Out Door  ….Then:
The 1977 tour of America had given rise to a revival in the fortunes of the group. They were playing great, the on stage spectacle had reached new heights and plans for a new album to be recorded after the tour were in place.
The tour would subsequently be cancelled amidst backstage violence in Oakland and then the shocking news of the …

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[30 Jul 2015 | 22 Comments | 3,130 views]
THE FINAL THREE LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES -TODAY IS THE DAY / ROBERT AND JOAN BAEZ/JIMMY ON RADIO 2/OVER EUROPE 1980/NME/DL DIARY UPDATE

 

The Final Three Led Zeppelin Reissues: Today is the day…
Today, Friday July 31, 2015, sees the official worldwide release of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues – Presence, In Through The Out Door and Coda.
This is the culmination of a momentous total remastering of the entire Led Zeppelin studio catalogue complete with Companion Disc audio. As Jimmy Page remarked in my recent interview with him
”This has addressed the whole history of the studio work. Here’s the bottom line – it has doubled the output of what the studio situation was in the first …

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[23 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 3,057 views]
PROUD CHELSEA GALLERY LED ZEPPELIN PHOTO EXHIBITION/ FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE/FINAL THREE REISSUES MEDIA/OVER EUROPE 1980/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – From The Beginning 1963 – 1975 Photo Exhibition at Proud Chelsea Gallery:
A photo exhibition ‘Led Zeppelin from the Beginning 1963 – 1975’ is launching this August at the Proud Chelsea Gallery in London.  The exhibition is an exploration of Led Zeppelin’s progression from the musical experimentations of their ancestors,The Yardbirds, to the rock band fronted by Jimmy Page which quickly gained international acclaim. The exhibition will feature photography by former Yardbird Chris Dreja, as well as renowned music photographers Michael Brennan and Lynn Goldsmith.
‘Led Zeppelin from the Beginning 1963 …

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[16 Jul 2015 | 10 Comments | 2,309 views]
ROBERT PLANT AT CANNOCK/TBL 39/ LIVE AID 30 YEARS GONE/OVER EUROPE 1980/RAMBLE ON RADIO/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant at Cannock  – July 11, 2015 – Forest Live:
An awesome night in the company of Robert Plant on the second of two summer UK gigs. A intimate crowd of fans, families and children together with an opening act consisting entirely of 11 year olds gave the concert the air of a welcoming British village fete. Seeing Robert this relaxed reminded me of his memorable Priory of Brion UK gigs.
With Robert only a short drive from his home this was very much a hometown gig for him and he excelled tonight …

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[9 Jul 2015 | 13 Comments | 1,925 views]
TBL 39 OUT ON THE STREETS/  IN THE EVENING PREVIEW/ROBERT PLANT AT LUDLOW FESTIVAL/ JERRY WEINTRAUB 1937 – 2015/RAMBLE ON PODCAST/OVER EUROPE 1980/DL DIARY UPDATE.

TBL Issue 39 Out On the Streets: 
TBL 39 is out on the streets.
I have spent the past few days packing the TBL 39 issue ready to be shipped out to over 30 countries across the globe.I counted them all in and I’ll be counting them all out…
State of play so far is as follows: All UK copies will be in transit by the weekend and should be landing on UK doormats imminently.  Europe, USA, Canada and the rest of the world copies will filter out over the weekend and into next week.
 
TBL …

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[2 Jul 2015 | 7 Comments | 2,267 views]
TBL 39 ON THE WAY SOON/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS FEEDBACK/JIMMY INTERVIEWS/ROBERT FOREST GIGS/OVER EUROPE 1980/ CHRIS SQUIRE 1948 -2015/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL 39 Coming your way soon…
TBL 39 is a wrap – Designer Mick Lowe and I signed it off on Monday and it’s now at the printers. Distribution should commence at the end of next week. We really went some to get this one finished -we had done a little work on it early in the year but that all got way laid when we began the Earls Court project – and it  was only after the Five Glorious Nights book was completed in early May that we got down to …

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[26 Jun 2015 | 5 Comments | 2,435 views]
JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN TBL 39/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE /OVER EUROPE 35 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE/

TBL 39 Announcement:
Jimmy Page talks about the companion disc audio content of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues in an exclusive TBL interview…
I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine –issue 39  due to ship in July will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview.
I recorded this with Jimmy last Thursday afternoon during a day of media interviews he gave at Olympic Studios in Barnes.
Jimmy was on great form – the interview was a lot less rushed than my encounter with his last October. It took the form …