[13 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 933 views]
TBL ISSUE 44 OUT ON THE STREETS/TBL ISSUE 1 AT 40/ LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY 3/ TBL ARCHIVE 1975/VALENTINES DAY/GORDON BANKS RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 44 – HOT OFF THE PRESS …AND OUT ON THE STREETS:
TBL issue 44 is hot off the press and out on the streets…
I’ve been extremely busy in the TBL distribution centre (our dining room actually!) sticking on stamps and labels and packing the pre -orders ready to leave here.
TBL distribution update:

All UK pre-orders left here on Tuesday and are now in transit – they should begin to arrive over the next two or three days. A bulk of the overseas copies are also now in transit – I hope to have all …

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[13 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 933 views]
TBL ISSUE 44 OUT ON THE STREETS/TBL ISSUE 1 AT 40/ LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY 3/ TBL ARCHIVE 1975/VALENTINES DAY/GORDON BANKS RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 44 – HOT OFF THE PRESS …AND OUT ON THE STREETS:
TBL issue 44 is hot off the press and out on the streets…
I’ve been extremely busy in the TBL distribution centre (our dining room actually!) sticking on stamps and labels and packing the pre -orders ready to leave here.
TBL distribution update:

All UK pre-orders left here on Tuesday and are now in transit – they should begin to arrive over the next two or three days. A bulk of the overseas copies are also now in transit – I hope to have all …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 1,541 views]
JPJ FOR 100 CLUB/ROBERT SAVING GRACE WITH FAIRPORT/TBL KNEBWORTH 40 YEARS GONE EVENT/TBL ISSUE 44/ROCK CANDY/LZ NEWS/GET THE LED OUT/JIMMY PAGE TELECASTER/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/QUIREBOYS/HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR FOY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant and John Paul Jones gigs announced:

John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM: March 28, 2019 – 100 Club 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 composer, arranger, and producer across genres ranging from pop to opera …

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[30 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,355 views]
TBL ISSUE 44 ON THE WAY SOON/ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE/JOHN BONHAM -A CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL DETAILS/ EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN COMMENTARY PART 2 1970/ 7 NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN 1977/THE BEATLES/BUDDY HOLLY/PLANET ROCK/VIP FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 44 – ON THE WAY SOON:
40 years ago in January 1979, I was busy handwriting the first Led Zeppelin TBL magazine in my bedroom. I had already run a couple of adverts in Sounds and NME and the initial orders were filtering in. It was scheduled to be published on February 10,1979.
40 years on, here I am in early 2019 – just as I was in early 1979, ready to publish another issue of the magazine I created to form a platform of communication between Led Zeppelin fans across the …

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[23 Jan 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,781 views]
LED ZEPPELIN 1 – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ TED McKENNA RIP/MARK BLAKE EVENT/BBC RADIO LONDON/VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin 1 – it was 50 years ago this week.. to mark the 50th anniversary of the debut Led Zeppelin here’s some facts, figures and thoughts on it all…
January 20, 1969 – Led Zeppelin debut album released:
Despite often being attributed to either Sunday, January 12, 1969 or Friday, January 17, 1969, the correct “official” release date of the debut album might well have been Monday, January 20, 1969. As Mike Tremaglio flagged to me – this release date was referenced in an Atlantic Records memo accompanying white label advance LPs …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,965 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Jan 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,991 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,668 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Dec 2018 | 7 Comments | 1,430 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 | 1,710 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 | 1,805 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, …