[24 May 2015 | No Comment | 367 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT SATURDAY MAY 24 1975

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years..
SATURDAY MAY 24 1975
TICKET BLOCK AA ROW B SEAT 8
Ticket Price £2.50
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. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
My friend Dec had queued up for these tickets for this one over night when they went on sale in March. Seven of …

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[24 May 2015 | No Comment | 367 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT SATURDAY MAY 24 1975

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years..
SATURDAY MAY 24 1975
TICKET BLOCK AA ROW B SEAT 8
Ticket Price £2.50
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. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
My friend Dec had queued up for these tickets for this one over night when they went on sale in March. Seven of …

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[23 May 2015 | No Comment | 356 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 23 1975 /DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 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 over the next three days.
Talk about the …

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[20 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,038 views]
FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS EARLS COURT 1975 PHOTO BOOK LATEST/ THE IMAGINARY BOX SET/JIMMY PHOTO AUCTIONED/ TBL EC T-SHIRT/TBL REVIEWER REQUIRED/DL DIARY UPDATE

 

133 Glorious days to Five Glorious Nights: Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 photo book latest:
I was somewhat fitting that on Tuesday – the 40th anniversary of the May 18 gig, designer Mick Lowe and I finally signed off the checking and approving of the final proof copy of the Five Glorious Days Led Zeppelin at Earls Court photo book.
To backtrack on it all:
We did the first test layouts some 133 days ago on Tuesday January 6th. During January and February I wrote the text pieces. As the contact …

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[18 May 2015 | No Comment | 812 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY – LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 18 1975

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years..
Sunday May 18, 1975
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. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
In the morning I’d got the Sunday Observer with the colour suppelment magazine with that Tony Palmer feature in.
”Led Zeppelin bigger than The Beatles?” proclaimed the front cover. What a compliment…and a …

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[17 May 2015 | One Comment | 879 views]
IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY: LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 17 1975 /DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 40 years:  Saturday May 17th 1975:
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. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog.
May 17th a dull rainy Saturday. Left Bedford around 4pm on the train and met then girlfriend Fiona in London for the long awaited return. I’d been counting the days down since …

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[13 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,343 views]
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/ ROBERT PLANT FOREST LIVE GIGS/BOOT LED ZEP EARLS COURT REVISITED/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
With just a few days to countdown to the 40th anniversary of the first two Led Zeppelin appearances at Earls Court – 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 off in Minnesota on …

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[6 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,679 views]
ROBERT PLANT BEN E KING TRIBUTE/BOOT LED ZEP EARLS COURT REVISITED GIG/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS LATEST/TBL ARCHIVE MAY ’73/PAGE & PLANT ’96/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant Pays tribute to Ben E King:
Robert Plant has paid a heartfelt tribute to the soul legend Ben E King who sadly passed away aged 76 on April 30.
In a tribute for Uncut magazine he said:
“His was the voice of my ‘coming of age’… dramatic… imploring… pained… spectacular… I learned his every nuance. I lived in grief and joy in his songs and, crazily much later in time we became friends, in our “‘Atlantic’ connection… A wonderful, kind man. A huge influence, loved and respected by so many. My thoughts go …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,856 views]
EARLS COURT PHOTO BOOK LATEST/JPJ BACK ON STAGE/ LEAD BELLY ROBERT & ALISON TRIBUTE/MORE ROAR/ PAGE & PLANT 1995 PART 3/ TBL POLO SHIRT /DL DIARY UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin Five Glorious Nights: Latest update – pre- order offer final extension:
Five Glorious Nights – Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 – compiled by Dave Lewis & published by Rufus Stone Limited Editions:
Exclusive TBL/ Rufus Stone Pre -order Details:
Pre sale offer now extended to Friday May 8th:
Publishers Rufus Stone are now running an exclusive pre sale for TBL readers and those who signed up for info on the book. This offer is now extended for the final time to Friday May 8th.
The book will go on general sale for …

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[23 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 2,028 views]
BRON-YR-AUR PROJECT/ROBERT PLANT ON LEADBELLY/RARE PROMO ALBUM/PAGE & PLANT 1995 PART 2/ROSS HALFIN EXHIBITION/RSD REPORT/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Bron -Yr -Aur Project Launch:
More coverage of the Bron- Yr- Aur project – the exhibition of which opens this Saturday April 25:
Ecologist Scott Roe, 42, now lives in the cottage with his family and launched the Bron- Yr- Aur art project when artist and Led Zeppelin fan Jim Stallings from Macon, Georgia, USA, made a simple request for photographs.
He said: “What began as a simple request for photographs quickly developed into the Bron- Yr- Aur project.
“For the first time since Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s famed visit to our cottage …

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[16 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,989 views]
BOOT LED ZEPPELIN EARLS COURT 40TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON GIG/ EC PHOTO BOOK LATEST/TBL ARCHIVE – PAGE & PLANT 1995/BAD COMPANY REISSUES/ RSD / DL DIARY UPDATE

Boot Led Zeppelin celebrate Led Zeppelin at Earls Court with 40th anniversary Shepherds Bush gig:
UK tribute band Boot Led Zeppelin will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the famous Zep Earls Court shows with a showcase gig on Saturday May 9. The venue is the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. The band will be be recreating the magic of Zep in ’75 with a special Earls Court set.
This will be a great way of kick starting the 40th anniversary activity – I am aiming to be in attendance with the …