[27 May 2016 | No Comment | 1,252 views]
TBL 41 IN THE HOUSE /ROBERT PLANT OUT OF MELTDOWN/ LZ NEWS/ EARLS COURT MAY 23 – 24 – 25 41 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 LATEST:
TBL 41 is in the house …
Over the next few days, I will be commencing the distribution of this issue to over 35 countries.  I am hoping to get to this task as soon as possible – obviously we have a lot going on here in the light of Betty’s sad passing – and I will be working around what we need to do here regarding funeral arrangements etc..
Suffice to say it will be coming your way soon…and looking over it, there’s a host of fresh TBL news, views and features. …

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[27 May 2016 | No Comment | 1,252 views]
TBL 41 IN THE HOUSE /ROBERT PLANT OUT OF MELTDOWN/ LZ NEWS/ EARLS COURT MAY 23 – 24 – 25 41 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 LATEST:
TBL 41 is in the house …
Over the next few days, I will be commencing the distribution of this issue to over 35 countries.  I am hoping to get to this task as soon as possible – obviously we have a lot going on here in the light of Betty’s sad passing – and I will be working around what we need to do here regarding funeral arrangements etc..
Suffice to say it will be coming your way soon…and looking over it, there’s a host of fresh TBL news, views and features. …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 May 2016 | 16 Comments | 2,345 views]
TBL 41 LATEST/BP FALLON/ LZ NEWS/EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 41 YEARS GONE/BAD CO LIVE /SAD NEWS HERE…

TBL 41 Latest:
TBL 41 is very nearly a design wrap and will be ready for printing very soon.
The last part of the TBL 41 jig-saw has been the interview with BP Fallon..
BP Fallon holds a unique status in the world of rock’n’roll. The affectionately know Beep initially made his mark on Irish TV. He moved to London in the late 60s and over the next few years he worked with a host of artists in a PR capacity –notably King Crimson, T Rex and Led Zeppelin. He would later link up with …

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[12 May 2016 | No Comment | 1,893 views]
TBL 41 LATEST/LZ NEWS/PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT 1975/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
TBL 41 Latest:
There’s been many an hour spent checking and rechecking the text these past few days and the final few pages of design are underway. Mick Lowe at StudioMix has done another fantastic job in bringing it all alive.
Many thanks to all those who have re-subscribed in the past few days. An email has gone out to target all lapsed subscribers to remind them that now is the time to get back on board for issues 41, 42 and 43.
Just to reiterate:
IMPORTANT
Firstly if you have been a previous TBL …

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[6 May 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,464 views]
TBL 41 DUE SOON WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW JOHN PAUL JONES INTERVIEW AND MORE!/ROBERT PLANT JOINS DEBORAH BONHAM/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE FORTHCOMING TBL ISSUE 41:
Here’s the line up for the forthcoming issue of the Tight But Loose magazine – issue 41…
TBL World Exclusive – new interview with John Paul Jones:
JPJ  talks opera, Led Zep reissues, 60s sessions, plans ahead and more in this exclusive new interview with Dave Lewis
A TBL catch up with Mr John Paul Jones has been long overdue so it was delight to hear his dulcet tones down the phone line on a recent spring Thursday morning. This interview can only be found in TBL …

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[27 Apr 2016 | 10 Comments | 2,513 views]
TBL 41 DETAILS SOON/PRINCE 1958 -2016 / LZ NEWS/WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 18 YEARS GONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 UPDATE: 
Full details of the forthcoming TBL issue 41 will be announced this afternoon May 6 at 3pm GMT… 
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Prince 1958 – 2016:

Just as last week’s TBL website update was being posted, the shocking and sad news that Prince had passed away aged 57 came through.
Another musical legend’s light has gone out…
The music of Prince defined the 1980s -brash, uncompromising, flashy, full of colour and excess.
His music first came to my notice in 1983. This was when I was ensconced in music retail. The Warner Brothers rep who called on the record store …

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[21 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,143 views]
BUXTON ’94/LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM TOUR DATES/FLASHBACK MAGAZINE/ RSD/ PRINCE RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant at the Alexis Korner benefit show at Buxton Opera House April 17 1994 – 22 years gone:
22 years ago this week, I was lucky enough to be at the Brixton Opera House. The occasion was a tribute show to Alexis Korner – it heralded the beginning of the Page & Plant re- alliance – they would go on to produce the Unledded project in the summer. Watching these old devils run though I Can’t Quite You Baby with Charlie Jones on bass and the late great …

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[13 Apr 2016 | 11 Comments | 2,832 views]
JPJ PAINTED SAINT AUCTION/JIMMY PAGE RSD RELEASE/LZ NEWS/STAIRWAY COURT CASE/ ROBERT AND BOB H/BOWIE REPORT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

This via John Paul Jones’ official website:
Auction To Benefit The “Beca Angel” Program Of The Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.C.

During the Todos Santos Music Festival of 2016 in January, many of the musicians that played in the festival participated in the “Paint a Saint” project to raise funds for the Palapa Society “Beca” scholarship program. Each musician was given a carved wooden saint statue to paint/decorate. This special auction of the painted saint by John Paul Jones will be available through an online auction. All proceeds to benefit the …

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[7 Apr 2016 | 6 Comments | 2,545 views]
PRESENCE AT 40/LZ NEWS/DAILY MIRROR FRONT PAGE/ VANCOUVER CLIP/STONES EXHIB/BEATLES SESSIONS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Presence at 40:
40 years ago this week, Presence, the seventh Led Zeppelin album was released worldwide. To mark the occasion, here is a Then and Now perspective I collated for last year’s reissue – 40 years on it’s still the true heart and soul of the Led Zep catalogue…
Presence…Then:
For me personally, the Presence album is and always be tangibly associated with my own circumstances of the time. Playing out my own soap opera, as an impressionable 19 year old caught up in my first love affair played out to the soundtrack of the new Led …

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[30 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,746 views]
CLASSIC ROCK 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE 70S/ JIMMY PAGE & THE YARDBIRDS RECORD COLLECTOR/LZ NEWS/LED ZEP I 47 YEARS GONE/BBC IN CONCERT 45 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Classic Rock – 100 Greatest Albums Of The 70s:
A few weeks ago, I was asked to select and write about a Led Zeppelin album to sit amongst the  100 greatest Albums Of The 70s listing Classic Rock magazine were compiling. The guidelines were as follows -don’t choose the most famous record, look for an unsung classic or hidden gem -and then justify it – in effect they were aiming for an alternative listing and not the usual choices – ie Led Zep IV, Dark Side Of The Moon etc.
I gave …

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[23 Mar 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,537 views]
JIMMY PAGE & THE YARDBIRDS RECORD COLLECTOR FEATURE/ROBERT SSS ACL/LZ NEWS/ZEP MARCH ’75 & PAGE & PLANT MARCH ’98/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & The Yardbirds 1966 – 1968 feature in new issue of Record Collector:
This from the new issue of Record Collector out March 24:
50 years ago this summer, Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds for what would be a turbulent final two year spell. During that period the seeds of Led Zeppelin’s future success was already being sown as Dave Lewis reveals…
On the evening of Saturday, 30 July 30, 1966, all over the country celebrations were underway to mark England’s famous World Cup victory – that afternoon Bobby Moore and co …