[9 Jan 2018 | 31 Comments | 1,927 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/DAVID BOWIE TWO YEARS GONE/RAY THOMAS RIP/RUSSELL RITCHIN RIP/ DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 74 today (January 9th)
In a career that has spanned over six decades – he has simply written the rule book on 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 …

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[9 Jan 2018 | 31 Comments | 1,927 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/DAVID BOWIE TWO YEARS GONE/RAY THOMAS RIP/RUSSELL RITCHIN RIP/ DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 74 today (January 9th)
In a career that has spanned over six decades – he has simply written the rule book on 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 …

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[3 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments | 1,509 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT ELLIS PHOTO BOOK/ THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME UK SCREENING/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 72nd Birthday:
John Paul Jones is 72 today (January 3)…
Throughout the past 12 months, John has again moved effortlessly between differing projects and collaborations. He made several cameo appearances – notably with Donovan at the Adoration Trilogy launch, with the Amores Pasados Band at the Swalesdale Festival, Minibus Pimps in Paris and Tres Coyotes in Helsinki.
To mark his birthday, firstly here are some extracts from the interview John conducted with me in 2016, for publication in TBL issue 41:
DL: So let’s start with the present and your opera …

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[28 Dec 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,624 views]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ME TO YOU  /LZ NEWS / FLASHBACK MAGAZINE-BOWIE- SEATTLE ’75- YARDBIRDS ’68 REVIEWS / LEMMY TWO YEARS GONE/ DL BEST OF THE YEAR ROUND UP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So that was the year that was….2017…
Another busy one in the world of Led Zeppelin – with Robert Plant returning with a highly acclaimed new album Carry Fire with the Sensational Space Shifters – and then delighting audiences on a UK tour. Jimmy Page released two albums via his website the vintage Chris Farlowe In The Beginning set plus the revamped Yardbirds ’68 recordings. John Paul Jones was out and about making several cameo appearances -notably with Donovan at the Adoration Trilogy launch, with the Amores Pasados Band at …

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[21 Dec 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,590 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ME TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972/LZ NEWS/ MARTIN POPOFF ZEP BOOK REVIEW/A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection 1:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 45 YEARS GONE:
45 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 impressionable 16 year old was …

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[14 Dec 2017 | 11 Comments | 1,529 views]
AHMET WE DID IT 02 REUNION TBL EVENT – THE WHOLE STORY/ LZ NEWS /ROBERT PLANT & SSS FINAL UK TOUR REPORTS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

”Ahmet We Did it” –  Led Zeppelin 02 Reunion Ten Years Gone TBL Anniversary Celebration Day Event:
The whole story: How we came from the land of the ice and snow to celebrate ten years gone…
It was back in late August when I first began to formulate an idea to have some sort of pub meet to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Led Zeppelin’s 02 reunion concert for Ahmet Ertegun. Rather than sit at home and watch the DVD,  I though it would be a lot of fun to stage a fan …

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[10 Dec 2017 | 5 Comments | 814 views]
LED ZEPPELIN 02 REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN – IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO TODAY…

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES:
It was ten years ago today…
Ten years ago today on December 10, 2007, thousands of lucky fans converged on the O2 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only – in memory of Ahmet Ertegun. Millions more across the world tracked the unfolding events via texts and online reports.
It remains perhaps the most significant night in their history, as fans young and old were able to see and understand – …

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[9 Dec 2017 | 2 Comments | 529 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES – WHAT THE PAPERS SAID – WHAT THEY SAID/ ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG REVIEW

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES – WHAT THE PAPERS SAID – WHAT THEY SAID…
Photo by Wyatt Brake
WHAT THE PAPERS SAID:
Events that have so much resting on them rarely unfold with such an air of assurance. The three original members of the band seemed to be relieved to be relinquishing the burden of anticipation. The heaviosity has always been the cornerstone of their reputation but it was astonishing to see how funky they could be for a rock …

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[8 Dec 2017 | No Comment | 757 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE- ROBERT PLANT SPECIAL: STARING UP AT A SHURE SM58 MICROPHONE: ROBERT PLANT ON VOCALS…119 NIGHTS IN THE COMPANY OF :REFLECTIONS AND THOUGHTS…

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – TODAY’S POST – TBL ARCHIVE, MORE I WAS THERE MEMORIES…
Pic by Wyatt Brake
I Was There…
WELCOME TO PLANET ZEPPELIN – IT FELT PRETTY GOOD UP THERE
MY INITIAL O2 THOUGHTS…
Just got back from Planet Zeppelin. That’s the only appropriate phrase to describe the incredible vibe that has prevailed at the Millennium Dome / O2 over the past two days.
Where to start?
The wonderful camaraderie of fans that extended from the queues for tickets / merchandise /gig entry over to the Pilot …

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[7 Dec 2017 | One Comment | 374 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – TODAY’S POST – TBL ARCHIVE –
I Was There…
Pic by Greg Purling
Here’s another 02 Experience….
This comes from Donato Farace of Mississauga,Ontario Canada:
Right from the announcement of the show, I booked a flight to London right away. I was determined to be there even if I did not have tickets to the show. I figured I should at least be there on sacred ground and feel the reverberations coming from the building.
As it turned out I got far more lucky …

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[6 Dec 2017 | One Comment | 544 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES/02 REUNION TBL EVENT LATEST/ROBERT PLANT & SSS ROYAL ALBERT HALL PRE GIG TBL MEET DETAILS

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – TODAY’S POST – TBL ARCHIVE, MORE I WAS THERE MEMORIES…
I Was There…
One of the most remarkable aspects of the Led Zeppelin O2 Reunion concert was that fans had travelled from all corners of the globe to be there. One such fan was long time TBL supporter, Jose Manuel Parada who travelled from Ecuador and met a fair few of us when he was over. Here is just one example of the unforgettable life affirming experiences that those lucky …