[18 May 2022 | No Comment | 701 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 23-24-25 – 47 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON MAY 1978 -THE WHOLE STORY /DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 47th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 47 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

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[18 May 2022 | No Comment | 701 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 23-24-25 – 47 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON MAY 1978 -THE WHOLE STORY /DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 47th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 47 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 May 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,248 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT – IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS REVISED & EXPANDED BOOK/ HEATHROW AIRPORT1977/HONEYDRIPPERS 1981/ LET IT BE AT 52/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 47th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:

With the 47h anniversary of the first two Led Zeppelin appearances at Earls Court upon us – to get you right in the zone here is a feature that first ran in TBL issue 15. It focuses on some of the key performances on the US tour of early 1975 that provided something of an indicator to the five glorious nights that would follow in May 1975…
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT:
Led Zeppelin’s tenth American tour kicked …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 May 2022 | 2 Comments | 2,301 views]
FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION – PRE ORDER NOW/LZ NEWS/ SAVING GRACE IN CHELTENHAM /TAMPA 1973 – IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Five Glorious Nights –  Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 – revised & expanded edition due for publication in October 2022:
I’ve been keeping this project under wraps as Rufus Stone publisher Mark Smith and I have working towards this announcement for some months.
We are both very excited with the prospect of making the Five Glorious Nights –Led Zeppelin at Earls Court book available again –and the opportunity to make a good thing even better.
The additional 32 pages will be taken up with yet more iconic previously unseen images from …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Apr 2022 | One Comment | 1,093 views]
BONHAM-BULLICK LATEST/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT BBC6 MUSIC/THE DESTROYER 45 YEARS GONE /PONTIAC ’77/FATE OF NATIONS ’93/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

BONHAM-BULLICK News April 2022

Here’s an update this week from Pete Bullick via his Facebook page

Hi everyone, Pete here, we’re so sorry to have to reschedule the first 2 dates of our tour. I fell ill Saturday at rehearsals, tested positive for Covid on Sunday and feel whacked and Deborah tested positive this morning and is currently out cold. The rest of the band dodged that bullet. Tivoli Theatre Wimborne is now 15 June and The Wharf Tavistock 18 June. We’ve also had to postpone all this week’s radio and press …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Apr 2022 | One Comment | 1,015 views]
ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP PODCAST & BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC /BONHAM & BULLICK LATEST/ LZ NEWS/WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE /BETH HART TRIBUTE TO LZ ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Robert Plant – Digging Deep Podcast – new series…
Digging Deep returns April 18th for Season 5. Robert Plant will delve into his back catalogue weekly with Matt Everitt, to tell stories of inspiration, collaboration and intervention. Brand new episodes to be released every Monday. This series starts off with “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”; RP discusses the adventure of finding creativity and writing Led Zeppelin III. Listen back to previous episodes on all podcast platforms.

Listen to the new series episode one below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUMYEBaFllc

Robert Plant on BBC Radio 6 Music:

Robert Plant will be hosting on …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Apr 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,342 views]
SAVING GRACE HACKNEY EMPIRE REVIEW/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT ON BBC 6 MUSIC/BUXTON 94/ MEADOWLANDS 95/ DL 53 YEARS OF MUSICAL PASSION/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on Saving Grace featuring Robert Plant & Suzi Dian

Hackney Empire – Monday April 11, 2022

This one has been a long time coming. Last July I had planned to meet with the late much missed Andy Adams for the Bexhill gig but was unable to make it. The good lady Janet and I then booked front row tickets for the August 2 Birmingham Symphony Hall gig. However that one was postponed due to Covid issues -by the time the gig was rescheduled for December 16 Janet was struggling badly …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Apr 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,994 views]
JIMMY PAGE & SCARLETT SABET FOR HAY FESTIVAL EVENT/LZ NEWS – ROBERT FOR BBC 6 MUSIC/ BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT 51 YEARS GONE/ PRESENCE AT 46/PEOPLES FRONT OF ZEP LATEST/SHINDIG! DL LETTER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page and Scarlett Sabet for Hay Festival Event:
Jimmy Page and Scarlett Sabet will be appearing at the Hay Festival on June 1 and 2 in conversation with Dylan Jones
Here’s all the info:
Hay Festival 2022, 26 May–5 June.
Scarlett Sabet and Jimmy Page talk to Dylan Jones
CATALYST
Wednesday 1 June 2022, 7pm Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Catalyst is a radical spoken word album produced by Jimmy Page, featuring poetry written and performed by Scarlett Sabet, creating a powerful, and arresting sonic landscape. “Catalyst is a sonic manifestation of Jimmy’s innovation, our …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Apr 2022 | 6 Comments | 1,378 views]
TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT – PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/LZ NEWS/BACK IN 1970/ COVERDALE & PAGE/PAGE &PLANT MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE: 

 TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Prelude to Earls Court…

The last week of March 1975 all of  47 years ago saw Led Zeppelin on a real high – and thankfully these performances in Seattle and Vancouver have been captured on tape across countless bootlegs…

These are amongst my favourite Zep performances and listening to them this week has been an absolute joy. This was the prelude to Earls Court and they were just on firing on all cylinders……
Just to backtrack to a memorable snapshot from the Long Beach gig:
Date: MARCH 12 1975
Venue: …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Mar 2022 | 8 Comments | 1,916 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 51/ SIMPLY LED IN BELFAST – IT WAS 21 YEARS AGO/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 51 –  TBL  51st ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL:

51 years ago this month on March 5 1971 Jimmy Page strapped on a newly acquired Gibson double neck guitar and played the first chords of a new lengthy composition in front of an audience for the first time.
The occasion was Led Zeppelin’s opening date on their UK tour at the Ulster Hall Belfast.
The song was Stairway To Heaven…
So here’s a celebration of this 51st anniversary of a special song.
TBL Archive Special Part 1:

Belfast and Stairway To Heaven -it was 51 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Mar 2022 | No Comment | 1,170 views]
BONHAM- BULLICK LATEST/LZ NEWS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO – RETRO REVIEWS AND MORE / KEITH RICHARDS TOP 10 RIFFS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Here’s the latest news from Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick…

BONHAM-BULLICK Live in 2022

Deborah Bonham Band ‘Bonham-Bullick’

Tour Dates 2022 – UK, France, Belgium, Holland
Sun 27 Feb WORLDWIDE Live Concert Stream

https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/products/winter-blues-bonham-bullick

Wed 2 Mar LONDON Powerhaus Special Guests of Band of Friends
https://powerhauscamden.com/gigs/band-of-friends/

Wed 6 Apr BARNOLDSWICK Arts Centre, Colne https://www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com/

Thu 7 Apr NEWCASTLE Trillians https://trilliansnewcastle.co.uk/

Sat 9 Apr KINROSS Green Hotel https://www.mundellmusic.com/

Thu 28 Apr WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/

Fri 29 Apr TAVISTOCK Wharf https://www.tavistockwharf.com

Fri 13 May BELGIUM Open Music Jazz Club, Place Sainte-Anne 7780 Comines https://www.openmusicjazzclub.be
Sat 14 May HOLLAND Hoogeveen Blues Festival Netherlands https://detamboer.nl/programma/blues-festival-2022

Sat 28 May CHICHESTER Chidham Village Hall
https://www.wemsfest.com/

Sat 11 Jun FRANCE Festival Printemps de Pérouges
https://www.festival-perouges.org/programmation/hard-rock-day/

Fri 1 Jul SURREY Alfold Rock & Blues Festival
 https://alfoldrockblues.com/

Fri 8 …