[22 May 2019 | No Comment | 897 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIALS – EARLS COURT 44 YEARS GONE/ THE WHO SHEPPERTON 41 YEARS GONE/ROBERT PLANT KINGS HEAD 26 YEARS GONE/ROCKLANDS BONZO BIRTHDAY GIG/LZ NEWS/RECORD COLLECTOR JORGEN ANGEL INTERVIEW /DAVID HEPWORTH/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 44th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 44 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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[22 May 2019 | No Comment | 897 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIALS – EARLS COURT 44 YEARS GONE/ THE WHO SHEPPERTON 41 YEARS GONE/ROBERT PLANT KINGS HEAD 26 YEARS GONE/ROCKLANDS BONZO BIRTHDAY GIG/LZ NEWS/RECORD COLLECTOR JORGEN ANGEL INTERVIEW /DAVID HEPWORTH/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 44th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 44 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 »

[14 May 2019 | 7 Comments | 1,346 views]
TBL 45 PRE ORDER DETAILS/ LZ NEWS/EARLS COURT 44 YEARS GONE/HEATHROW 42 YEARS GONE/ DEBORAH BONHAM IN THE US/ DAVID HEPWORTH A FABULOUS CREATION BOOK REVIEW /LET IT BE AND ME/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Announcing the forthcoming TBL 45 – Led Zeppelin Knebworth 40th anniversary special issue:
Publication July 2019 – – limited edition run pre order now!
TBL 45 is one of the most ambitious TBL magazines yet produced – almost a double issue.
A 60 page issue this will include a reprint of the complete 40 page  Tight But Loose issue 3 – the Knebworth special first published in October 1979.
The TBL 3 – 40 page reprint includes the following:
News Background
Communication/ Letters page,
Quiz 2
Full TBL Led Zeppelin Poll results
Ten Years Gone/Five Years Gone feature
Knebworth ’79 …

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[9 May 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,484 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY DUE/ ROBERT PLANT US TOUR DATES/ LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM BAND IN US/TBL KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT/TBL ARCHIVE ATLANTA & TAMPA 73/PF OF LZ CLIP/MILES DAVIS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE -SPURS!

Official Led Zeppelin documentary due:
This very exciting news broke yesterday – this one via the Uncut website:
Led Zeppelin have confirmed that their new career-spanning documentary film, directed by American Epic’s Bernard MacMahon, is currently in post-production and poised for release later this year as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
It features brand new interviews of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham – the first and only time the band have participated in a documentary in 50 years.
“The …

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[1 May 2019 | 9 Comments | 1,545 views]
MAGGIE BELL FOR JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II EVENT/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY/ OSAKA 71/GRETA VAN FLEET/NEW ZEP BOOK DUE/ JOE JAMMER ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The great Maggie Bell has been added to the bill of the John Bonham A Celebration II event:

Here’s the info:
We are very pleased to announce the one and only Maggie Bell, who will be joining us on 21st September. Hailed as the Scottish Janis Joplin, Maggie Bell and her band The Power were discovered by one Mr Peter Grant whilst he was in Germany managing The Yardbirds.
Changing the bands name later to Stone the Crows, rumoured to be the words expressed by Grant when he first heard them perform.
In later …

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[25 Apr 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,294 views]
50 YEARS OF DL MUSIC PASSION/THE ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON/LZ NEWS/WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 21 YEARS GONE/ THE DESTROYER/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 50 years ago – 50 years of DL music passion 1969 – 2019:
I ran this piece last week to celebrate this personal music milestone  – here it is again with some additional content.
It all acts as prelude to a series of DL Celebrates 5o Years of Music Passion postings that will appear throughout the year. The first of which, The sampler Albums – The Rock Machine Turns You On follows this introducionary piece
50 years ago around the Easter period, The Beatles released their first single of 1969. Get Back …

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[16 Apr 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,441 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LZ MASTERS HAMMERSMITH LONDON REVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ PAUL RAYMOND RIP/ TBL ARCHIVE PAGE & PLANT BUXTON 25 YEARS GONE & HAMMERSMITH ODEON 31 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE – 50 YEARS OF DL MUSIC PASSION

Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin Masters
Hammersmith (Odeon) Apollo
April 14, 2019
The good lady Janet and myself were due to attend Sunday’s show but were unable to make it.
Long time TBL friend and contributor Michaela Tait was there to file this on the spot report:
The last time I was at the Hammersmith Odeon (I know it’s the Apollo now, to me it’s always the Odeon!) was to see the premiere of the Celebration Day film, an event attended with my son and friends from all over the UK and beyond. Last …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Apr 2019 | 6 Comments | 1,389 views]
TBL KNEBWORTH NO SLEEPING BAG REQUIRED 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT /LZ NEWS/FATE OF NATIONS RSD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE – 26 YEARS GONE/STH LZ MASTERS UK TOUR/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 7/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH  40TH ANIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS…
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 40 YEARS GONE CELEBRATION DAY EVENT:
Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 Years Gone:
No Sleeping Bag Required…
40th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event:
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Following on from last September’s hugely enjoyable Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary ‘It’s been a Long Time’ TBL gathering, later this year we are going back to the excellent Atlas pub in Fulham,London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin performing those two memorable shows at …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Apr 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,439 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES 100 CLUB RESONANCE FM GIG REVIEW/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PLAYS STAIRWAY /TBL ARCHIVE -1971 BBC IN CONCERT & PRESENCE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM: 100 Club, London, March 28, 2019:
John Paul Jones was reunited with ex Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore for the first time in a decade last night – back in 2009 they collaborated on the score for the stage show Nearly Ninety to celebrate choreographer Merce Cunningham’s 90th birthday
They linked up again for special benefit performance to aid the annual fundraising efforts by community radio station Resonance FM. The non-profit station has been broadcasting …

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[26 Mar 2019 | 6 Comments | 1,620 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES RESONANCE FM 100 CLUB GIG -TBL MEET/LED ZEPPELIN I – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/ ROY HARPER REVIEW /PAGE & PLANT MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LZ MASTERS INTERVIEW/SCOTT WALKER RIP/ TBL 45/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

This Thursday…
John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM 100 Club London: March 28, 2019:
To re-iterate the details of this gig taking place on Thursday at the 100 Club in London:
A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time – for perhaps the only time – all to benefit Resonance FM! As co-founder and legendary multi-instrumentalist with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones needs no introduction. A restless and radical musical innovator for over half a century – as …

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[20 Mar 2019 | One Comment | 1,447 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT IN 1971/LZ NEWS/GOLDRUSH,MUDSLIDE AND CHELSEA IN 1970/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 5/ FAS MAGAZINE/DYLAN PODCAST/ DAVID HEPWORTH BOOK LAUNCH EVENT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at the  University of Kent – March 11, 1971:
University of Kent magazine feature by Peter Piddock reveals previously undocumented venue change and more…
This one came my way recently – it’s an issue of the University of Kent magazine with a brilliant feature on the day Led Zeppelin came to perform at the University on March 11, 1971. This was during the so called ‘Back to the clubs’ tour where the band went back to many of the venues they had performed at in the early days.
Given their stature …