[5 May 2021 | One Comment | 967 views]
ATLANTA AND TAMPA – IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO/EVENINGS WITH REVISED AND EXPANDED PRE ORDER DETAILS/ NEW 1975 US TOUR TAPE SURFACES/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SS – GLOUCESTER 2012/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

TBL Archive Special: It was 48 years ago… the moment Led Zeppelin elevated from being an exceptional rock band to becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon…they way it’s been ever since…
Led Zeppelin US tour opening  date –  Friday, May 4, 1973 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

Setlist (from River City Review)
Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Notes: Other tracks most likely performed but …

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[5 May 2021 | One Comment | 967 views]
ATLANTA AND TAMPA – IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO/EVENINGS WITH REVISED AND EXPANDED PRE ORDER DETAILS/ NEW 1975 US TOUR TAPE SURFACES/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SS – GLOUCESTER 2012/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

TBL Archive Special: It was 48 years ago… the moment Led Zeppelin elevated from being an exceptional rock band to becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon…they way it’s been ever since…
Led Zeppelin US tour opening  date –  Friday, May 4, 1973 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

Setlist (from River City Review)
Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Notes: Other tracks most likely performed but …

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[28 Apr 2021 | One Comment | 1,469 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION -THE COUNTDOWN IS ON/NEW 1975 US TOUR CINE FILM/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE FATE OF NATIONS/ PONTIAC 44 YEARS GONE/ROCK MACHINE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The countdown commences:
133 day to go to the publication of Evenings With Led Zeppelin –The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
The new expanded edition is extended by 48 pages bringing the total to 624 – including a brand new 10-page concert bootleg CD discography appendix
Dozens of additional concert ads, handbills, ticket stubs, press reviews, venue photos have been added – many images updated and improved.
More on stage photos have been added, including many never published before.
If you bought the first edition you already …

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[21 Apr 2021 | No Comment | 1,249 views]
ZEP RECORD COLLECTOR FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 23 YEARS GONE & THE DESTROYER 44 YEARS GONE /NEW ZEP BOOTLEG LP REVIEWED/VIP RECORD FAIRS NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Record Collector Presents Led Zeppelin – out now and an essential read for all Zep fans – and don’t just take my word for it…
‘’Read it from cover to cover yesterday. A great piece of work and kudos to all those who contributed. A wealth of knowledge and dedication to the best band in the world’’
Rob Bannister
‘’My copy came today and it’s fantastic’’
Keith Cranfield
‘’Record Collector is all about information, and valuation guides – and it gives that in abundance. Also the album to album features are  great… best Zep magazine …

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[14 Apr 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,356 views]
NEW LED ZEPPELIN BIOGRAPHY DUE/LZ NEWS/SAVING GRACE UK DATES/ RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LZ/NEW LA FORUM ’75 4LP BOOTLEG REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE BUXTON ’94 AND HAMMERSMITH ’88/DL 52 YEARS OF MUSICAL PASSION/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin The Biography by Bob Spitz:
A major new Led Zeppelin biography is due out in November by Bob Spitz via Random House.
I met with Bob when he was doing research in London a couple of years back – his past credentials look good and his Beatles book was well received.  It will of course be interesting to read his take on the Zep saga…
Here’s all the info:
From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of the Beatles comes the authoritative account of the group Jack Black and many …

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[8 Apr 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,369 views]
RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LZ / EVENINGS WITH LZ ON US AMAZON/ROBERT PLANT RSD RELEASE/ LZ NEWS – YARDBIRDS BOX SET/TBL ARCHIVE – PAGE AND PLANT MEADOWLANDS/LETZ ZEP ONLINE GIG/JIMMY PAGE NOVEL/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN…
The RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN special is now on sale…

I’ve been living with this project for the past few weeks – I’ve been very busy liaising with the editor Jamie Atkins, advising on content and contributing my own written pieces.
So what is this all about?
This is the latest in a series of special Record Collector issues – recent specials have included The Who, Queen, Kate Bush and Status Quo.
As with the previous Record Collector Presents specials, it’s a mix of enlightening features, new essays on …

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[1 Apr 2021 | 4 Comments | 2,413 views]
BBC IN CONCERT AT 50/ RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS PREVIEW / LZ NEWS/PRESENCE AT 45/MARQUEE CLUB 1968 PHOTO FIND/ROLLING STONES FULLY FINISHED STUDIO OUTTAKES REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TBL Archive Special 1:
BBC Radio One John Peel In Concert  – It was 50 years ago…
Reeling in the year: Capturing the sounds of BBC Radio One on a Sunday night in April – The Wonder of Devotion…
Led Zeppelin BBC Radio One In Concert – It was 50 years ago this week:
50 years ago, on Sunday April 4 1971, I first heard the music of Led Zeppelin performed live and the effect was pretty shattering to the ears of a young 14 year old – not to mention rather lasting…
The occasion …

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[25 Mar 2021 | 5 Comments | 1,575 views]
RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN/ HOUSES OF THE HOLY AT 48/TBL 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/MAD MARCH OF MARCH 1998/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

I’m pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN:
This is the latest in a series of special Record Collector issues – recent specials have included The Who, Queen, Kate Bush and Status Quo.
In recent weeks I have been very busy liaising with the editor Jamie Atkins advising and co ordinating some of the content – I’ve also written some pieces for it.
There’s also been some key input from prominent Zep collectors and chroniclers – including some TBL magazine contributors .
As with the previous Record Collector Presents …

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[17 Mar 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,750 views]
TBL ARCHIVE 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT – PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/ NEW WINTERLAND 1969 TAPE SOURCE/LZ NEWS/GOLDRUSH – MARCH 21 1970/COVERDALE PAGE 28 YEARS GONE/LA 75 BOOTLEG ALBUM DUE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE: 

 TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Prelude to Earls Court…

This week of 46 years ago saw Led Zeppelin on a real high – and thankfully these performances in Seattle and Vancouver have been captured on tape across countless bootlegs…
These are amongst my favourite Zep performances and listening to them this week has been an absolute joy. This was the prelude to Earls Court and they were just on firing on all cylinders……
Just to backtrack to a memorable snapshot from the Long Beach gig:
Date: MARCH 12 1975
Venue: CIVIC ARENA LONG BEACH …

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[11 Mar 2021 | One Comment | 1,290 views]
BONHAM-BULLICK SEE YOU AGAIN CD EP REVIEWED/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT LIVE IN ISTANBUL – 23 YEARS GONE/NEW BOOTLEG ALBUM DUE/COVERDALE PODCAST//DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE -TINA KEMP RIP

Bonham – Bullick:  Authentic purveyors of modern blues rock – with a gratifying nod to the past….
My thoughts on the new Bonham-Bullick three track CD EP See You Again…
This three track CD-EP is the first released fruits of the Bonham-Bullick alliance, which is basically Deborah Bonham on vocals and Pete Bullick on guitar – with a little help from their band and some special guests.
When I heard this project would be taking the form of the pair selecting some of their favourite songs to cover, I expected good results. I’ve …

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[4 Mar 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,830 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION/ NEW SYDNEY ’72 TAPE SOURCE/LZ NEWS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 50 – TBL 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – MARCH 5 BELFAST PERFORMANCE –  GREATEST LIVE VERSIONS – SIMPLY LED AT BELFAST 20 YEARS GONE/WORLD BOOK DAY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN:
REVISED, EXPANDED AND ESSENTIAL…PRE ORDER DETAILS HERE 
Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
Revised & Expanded Edition…
Many thanks for the very encouraging response to our announcement last week of our plans for the revised & expanded edition of the Evenings With Led Zeppelin book.
LATEST UPDATE:
Pre order details for UK Amazon/Foyles/Waterstones/OmnibusPress now set up – see links below
Amazon US will follow soon
Get ready to be transported back to those incredible Evenings With Led Zeppelin …
PRE ORDER HERE:
Pre order for Amazon …