[16 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,696 views]
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE/CLASSIC ROCK RADIO INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY /MICK BONHAM RIP/RADIO LONDON /CODA IN MK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The new issue of Classic Rock:
As mentioned last week, on the occasion of Jimmy Page’s Birthday last Wednesday – how fitting it was to see this new issue of Classic Rock on the newsagent shelves.
This new issue of Classic Rock has a supplement Led Zeppelin The Birth of A Legend 50th Anniversary Special. This includes a feature on their early days and the making of Led Zeppelin 1 by Mick Wall and an introduction piece that sets the scene about their impact on the US by Mike Tremaglio and… myself …

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[16 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,696 views]
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE/CLASSIC ROCK RADIO INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY /MICK BONHAM RIP/RADIO LONDON /CODA IN MK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The new issue of Classic Rock:
As mentioned last week, on the occasion of Jimmy Page’s Birthday last Wednesday – how fitting it was to see this new issue of Classic Rock on the newsagent shelves.
This new issue of Classic Rock has a supplement Led Zeppelin The Birth of A Legend 50th Anniversary Special. This includes a feature on their early days and the making of Led Zeppelin 1 by Mick Wall and an introduction piece that sets the scene about their impact on the US by Mike Tremaglio and… myself …

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[9 Jan 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,903 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/NEW ISSUE OF CLASSIC ROCK /DAVID BOWIE THREE YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 75 today (January 9th)
In a career that has spanned over six decades, he has more than made his mark when it comes to the art of rock guitar playing.
From monolithic riffing to bombastic solos. From simple acoustic beauty to vast guitar instrumental orchestration. Jazz, classical and Eastern influences, blues, 50s rock’n’roll and psychedelic – he has turned his hand to all these varying styles over the years.  Always inventive and with a brilliant ear for production values, Jimmy Page is the epitome of …

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[2 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,622 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/MARK BLAKE BOOK EVENT/HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/ IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/HMV IN ADMINISTRATION/MOTT THE HOOPLE/TBL DATES FOR 2019/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 73rd Birthday:
John Paul Jones is 73 today (January 3)…
John’s activity over the past 12 months included attending the Festival of Writing and Ideas at Borris House in Ireland on June 8 and 9, performing with Julie Felix at her 80th birthday concert in London on June 17 and with his a new line up Snoweye at the Varangerfestivalen in Norway on August 11. Commenting on his long awaited opera The Ghost Sonata John said “My background has been in classic and in …

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[28 Dec 2018 | 7 Comments | 1,408 views]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ME TO YOU/ LEMMY 3 YEARS GONE / TBL 2018 SUMMARY/DL BEST OF THE YEAR LISTINGS  /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
So that was the year that was….2018…
It was the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Led Zeppelin and there has plenty to celebrate – reissues for How The West Was Won and the Soundtrack From The Song Remains The Same, the Record Store Day Rock And Roll single, and the publication of the official Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin book
There was no shortage of other Zep related books with Chris Salewicz’ Jimmy Page The Definitive Biography and Mark Blake’s  truly excellent Peter Grant biography garnering much press coverage.
As for me, well it’s …

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[20 Dec 2018 | 10 Comments | 1,695 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ME TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LATEST/RADIO 2 SPECIAL/ A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/BEGGARS BANQUET/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

So this is Christmas…so here’s some Zep related Christmas memories….
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 46 YEARS GONE:
46 years ago on Saturday December 23rd  1972, I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the closest gig Led Zeppelin ever played to Christmas in the UK. It was a cold  dank day and the walk up Muswell Hill to the Alexandra Palace was a bit of a trek. All worth it of course, as this very …

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[12 Dec 2018 | 4 Comments | 1,779 views]
RADIO 2 ROCK SHOW LED ZEPPELIN SPECIAL – CLASSIC ROCK RADIO INTERVIEW / LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/MICK WALL BOOK/PETE SHELLEY RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

A couple of important radio shows to announce:
Radio 2 Rock Show – Led Zeppelin Special:
BBC Radio 2 Monday December 17, 2018 – 9pm-10pm
Here’s the info:
Led Zeppelin is 50 years old this year! So what better way to celebrate than a special show featuring some of the biggest names in rock paying homage to Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late great John Bonham.
Hear Brian May, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons all chat about their own appreciation of rock’s ultimate four-piece. Plus, …

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[9 Dec 2018 | 5 Comments | 1,119 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN AT THE 02 ARENA – DECEMBER 10 2007 – ELEVEN YEARS GONE TODAY…TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL

Led Zeppelin Reunion for Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena – eleven years gone…
Pic by Dave Linwood.
Eleven  years ago today on Monday December 10, 2007, thousands of lucky fans converged on the O2 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only – in memory of Ahmet Ertegun. Millions more across the world tracked the unfolding events via texts and online reports.
It remains perhaps the most significant night in their history, as fans young and old were able to see and understand – either …

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[4 Dec 2018 | One Comment | 1,682 views]
EVENINGS WITH LZ BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE US/ THE CAT CLUB LED ZEPPELIN IV EVENT /LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – CODA 35 YEARS GONE /1971 RETRO CHART/ THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AS THEY WERE / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin book latest:
The Evenings With Led Zeppelin book is officially published on December 6 this week in the US.

The initial reaction to the book has been fantastic – this is a book every Led Zeppelin fan will love and don’t just take our word for it – here are some satisfied readers comments…

‘’The contents, layout and production is stunning. This book will be a “must have’’ for every Led Zeppelin fan.’’
Cliff Hilliard
‘’I have over 100 Led Zep books, this is the best Zep book I have, ever seen – simple as …

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[27 Nov 2018 | 5 Comments | 1,556 views]
THE CAT CLUB PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN IV CLASSIC VINYL ALBUM EVENT /LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – LED ZEP IV – GOALDIGGERS AND MM AWARDS 1979/EVENINGS WITH NOW ON US AMAZON/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Cat Club Presents a Classic Vinyl Album Led Zeppelin IV Event: Tap & Barrell,Pontefract: 
Tomorrow night (November 28) I will be appearing at The Cat Club Classic Vinyl Album night presenting Led Zeppelin IV at the Tap & Barrel in Pontefract.
The event is already sold out I look forward to meeting all those in attendance. Many thanks to Kevin Reynolds and Chris Madden for their help and assistance.
Here’s the info:
We here at The CAT Club are delighted to welcome one of the leading authorities on all things Led Zeppelin.
DAVE LEWIS founded the Zeppelin magazine, …

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[21 Nov 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,845 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS / EARLS COURT BOOK BLACK FRIDAY OFFER/LZ NEWS/ JIMMY PAGE AT ABBEY ROAD/PETER GRANT 23 YEARS GONE/ELECTRIC MAGIC 47 YEARS GONE/EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY 1978/ 1971-ROCK’S GREATEST YEAR? / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS – ORDER NOW…
Black Friday Offers/Christmas Offers:
To coincide with Black Friday, here is a round up of TBL Product on offer this Christmas –all orders will be processed and dispatched as received. Note overseas buyers – order as soon as possible to ensure pre Christmas delivery.
Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf –let them really know what …