[1 Dec 2016 | One Comment | 1,263 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW/CODA 34 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY TO THE CHASE/1971 RETRO ALBUM CHARTS/DETECTIVE REISSUES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW: 
TBL issue 42 – what’s in store…
TBL issue 42 is nearing completion – it’s another packed edition and here is what is in store …
News round up:
Jimmy at Classic Rock Awards/Stairway Court case wrap/JPJ latest/ Detective Reissues
Robert Plant at Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday gig:
On the spot report by Kryz Jantzen
TBL Photo Special: Lost & Found – Led Zeppelin Sound checking at the Subiaco Oval, Perth 1972:
Nick Shaw recounts the story of how he came to shoot some remarkable photos of Led Zeppelin sound checking for their appearance at …

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[1 Dec 2016 | One Comment | 1,263 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW/CODA 34 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY TO THE CHASE/1971 RETRO ALBUM CHARTS/DETECTIVE REISSUES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW: 
TBL issue 42 – what’s in store…
TBL issue 42 is nearing completion – it’s another packed edition and here is what is in store …
News round up:
Jimmy at Classic Rock Awards/Stairway Court case wrap/JPJ latest/ Detective Reissues
Robert Plant at Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday gig:
On the spot report by Kryz Jantzen
TBL Photo Special: Lost & Found – Led Zeppelin Sound checking at the Subiaco Oval, Perth 1972:
Nick Shaw recounts the story of how he came to shoot some remarkable photos of Led Zeppelin sound checking for their appearance at …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,364 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/LED ZEP IV 45 YEARS GONE/GOALDIGGERS AND MM AWARDS 37 YEARS GONE/PETER GRANT/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY PHIL!

TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS:
Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf –let them really know what you want for Christmas or you may well end up with novelty socks and boxers yet again. Alternatively just treat yourself!
Here is a round up of TBL Product on offer this Christmas –all orders will be processed and dispatched as received.
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA 1:
Led Zeppelin …

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[17 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,267 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV/ NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE/LZ NEWS/JPJ ON STAGE WITH SARA WATKINS/ STAIRWAY MASTERS UK TOUR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE:
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

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[10 Nov 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,512 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV 45 YEARS GONE / LZ NEWS/ MICK RALPHS GET WELL SOON/ROBERT AND LOGAN IN SUNDAY TIMES/LEONARD COHEN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE /HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHAELA AND KAM!

TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin IV – 45 years gone…
November 1971 /Led Zeppelin IV 
45 years ago this month the fourth Led Zeppelin album emerged in a slightly mysterious manner with that enigmatic sleeve. I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of the album in the music press that month. In fact the November 6 1971 issue of Melody Maker was something of an historic issue because it contained the first UK sighting the four individual symbols that would make up the title of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Each symbol was featured …

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[2 Nov 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,668 views]
BILL WYMAN 80TH BIRTHDAY GIG/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME FILM AT 40/REMASTERS AT 26/JIMMY PAGE BIOGRAPHY/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Bill Wyman 80th Birthday Gig – this from Krys Jantzen for TBL :
Last Friday I was lucky enough to catch Robert Plant make a special guest appearance at Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday celebration at The O2 Indigo in London.
Robert arrived on stage to huge applause and fondly told a story of Bill from the early Sixties which created much laughter from the crowd once Bill revealed the true motive of his bass playing technique! Robert then guested for three songs and sang ‘I Feel So Bad’, ‘Let The Boogie Woogie Roll’ …

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[27 Oct 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,353 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT 47/ ROBERT PLANT LAMPEDUSA TOUR/LZ NEWS/TBL ON MARC RILEY BBC 6 SHOW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin II at 47…TBL Archive Special
On the occasion of its 47th Birthday…
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it.
Here’s a re appraisal of Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 47th anniversary.
In reappraising the second Led Zeppelin album forty seven years on, it occurred to me that a parallel with the jazz giant Miles Davis is evident.
In the same way that Miles Davis …

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[20 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,796 views]
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 40/ LZ NEWS/LAMPEDUSA TOUR/ NEW JIMMY PAGE BOOK/FREE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/CONGRATULATIONS MICHAELA AND BOB!

The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack at 40:
40 years ago,On the afternoon of Thursday October 21 1976, I anxiously tore open the box marked Warner/ Elektra/ Atlantic Records at the WH Smith record shop where I worked to reveal for the first time the gatefold sleeve of, as the label spine gloriously put it ‘’The Soundtrack To The Film The Song Remains The Same‘’.
Yes the only official live album released during the band’s life time is 40 years old.
I have much affection for that original double live album – it captures …

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[13 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,305 views]
RECORD COLLECTOR SINGLES FEATURE / LZ NEWS/BLUEBERRY HILL/ TBL ARCHIVE – LED ZEPPELIN III / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Record Collector Singles Feature:
The new issue of Record Collector out now has a feature written by yours truly –it focuses on 21 singles issued in the period 1968 to 1971 from rock artists seeking chart success and how they fared – all of which can be picked up for less than a tenner – I had a lot of fun selecting the singles for this feature – quite a few were picked up on the Vinyl Barn over the last few months via Darren Harte. There is of course a Led …

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[6 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,463 views]
TBL MAGAZINE THE ESSENTIAL READ/LZ NEWS/WHOLE LOTTA LOVE IN JAPAN/JOHN LENNON AT 76/BEATLES IN BEDFORD 62/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Magazine Update:
Here’s a round up of the current state of paly with the TBL magazine.
A fair few very regular subscribers to the TBL magazine have yet to come back on board. I would say around 100 subscribers who have previously been very loyal to buying the magazine for some years, have yet to sign up for the 2016/17 subscription.
To reiterate:
ALL current subscriptions to the TBL magazine expired with issue 40. If you received issue 40 and have not re subscribed – now is the time.
As ever, I will be doing my utmost to deliver the …

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[29 Sep 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,644 views]
ROBERT PLANT FOR LAMPEDUSA SHOWS/COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS IN AT NUMBER 3/ JASON BONHAM JAMS WITH GOV’T MULE/ LZ NEWS/ JAPAN 71/IAN DIXON REVIEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Robert Plant joins Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees Tour:
This via Robert’s official website:
Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, and more for select dates (12/10-21/10) on the Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees tour. Lampedusa is an 11-stop concert tour intended to raise awareness of the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Funds raised by Lampedusa will support educational programs for refugees around the world.
“This is a humanitarian issue — it is not a political issue,” says Griffin. “These are real people …