[21 Feb 2020 | No Comment | 1,131 views]
PAGE & PLANT TEENAGE CANCER CHARITY GIG 18 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT COVER OF NEW UNCUT/ DEBORAH BONHAM LATEST NEWS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 45 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: 

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Teenage Cancer gig – Royal Albert Hall, February 9, 2002: 18 Years Gone…
It’s amazing to think that it’s all of 18 years today (Feb 9th) that Jimmy and Robert appeared separately on the Teenage Cancer gig at the Royal Albert Hall headlined by Paul Weller.
I remember the TBL meet in the pub beforehand as if it was yesterday –in fact I still have the LZ Club Italia membership card that the visiting Italian fans handed me. And of course it all occurred …

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[21 Feb 2020 | No Comment | 1,131 views]
PAGE & PLANT TEENAGE CANCER CHARITY GIG 18 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT COVER OF NEW UNCUT/ DEBORAH BONHAM LATEST NEWS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 45 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: 

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Teenage Cancer gig – Royal Albert Hall, February 9, 2002: 18 Years Gone…
It’s amazing to think that it’s all of 18 years today (Feb 9th) that Jimmy and Robert appeared separately on the Teenage Cancer gig at the Royal Albert Hall headlined by Paul Weller.
I remember the TBL meet in the pub beforehand as if it was yesterday –in fact I still have the LZ Club Italia membership card that the visiting Italian fans handed me. And of course it all occurred …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Feb 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,381 views]
SCARLETT SABET & JIMMY PAGE POETRY LIBRERIA EVENT/ LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/VALENTINE’S DAY 1974 & 2007/VALENTINE’S DAY PLAYLIST/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Catalyst: Poet Scarlett Sabet in conversation with Jimmy Page
Libreria Bookshop
65 Hanbury Street
London
Background details:
Having been hailed by Hunger Magazine as “one of the brightest new stars on the international poetry scene”, poet Scarlett Sabet has teamed up with legendary musician Jimmy Page to produce Catalyst, a radical sonic re-interpretation of work drawn from Sabet’s previous four collections, released digitally and on special edition vinyl last year (Oct 2019). Join Scarlett and Jimmy at Libreria where they’ll be discussing collaboration, the challenge of working across art forms, and the creative dynamic …

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[7 Feb 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,102 views]
TBL ARCHIVE 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/JAPAN 1971 CINE FILM/LZ NEWS/ PHYSICAL GRAFFITI MONTH/TRANSMISSIONS 1969 REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive – it was 45 years ago…
TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Number Five
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6th,1975
MONTREAL, CANADA
MONTREAL FORUM
Set: 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/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Heartbreaker
Snapshot Listen:- How it sounds now :

I have this on the 1975 World Tour vinyl double album and the When The Levee breaks /World Tour ’75 CD set. I’ve always had a bit of affection for the World …

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[31 Jan 2020 | 8 Comments | 1,228 views]
TBL ARCHIVE LED ZEPPELIN I 51 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/ MY 7 NIGHTS WITH LED ZEP IN 1977/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE -TOUGH TIMES

Led Zeppelin 1 – it was 51 years ago this week.. to mark the 51st 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 …

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[22 Jan 2020 | 16 Comments | 1,455 views]
TBL ARCHIVE JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/ROBERT PLANT LEICESTER 88/ LZ NEWS/JOHN BONHAM DRUMSTICKS/DEBORAH BONHAM AT THE STABLES MK/VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ TRANSMISSIONS 1969/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: 
TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Number Two
Snapshot Notes:
MONDAY JANUARY 20th, 1975
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
CHICAGO STADIUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/In My Time Of Dying/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/How Many More Times/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Robert ‘s flue is now in full effect and Jimmy is struggling with an injured finger. How Many More Times’ was recalled to the set to allow space for guitar improvisation. As Page told Chris Charlesworth …

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[16 Jan 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,309 views]
TBL ARCHIVE JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/ TBL 45/ LZ NEWS /MICK BONHAM REMEMBERED/NEIL PEART RIP/CODA IN MK /VINYL BLOG/ BEDFORD RECORD 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: A look back to the second date of the Led Zeppelin 1975 touring campaign:

TBL LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT…

DATE: SUNDAY JANUARY 12 1975
VENUE: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
VORST NATIONAAL
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/In My Time Of Dying/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Snapshot Notes: The second warm up date for their forthcoming US tour – the previous night they had played Rotterdam. Before the show Robert conducted an interview …

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[9 Jan 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,262 views]
JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/DAVID BOWIE FOUR YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 76 today  – January 9th 2020
In a career that has spanned over seven 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 …

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[30 Dec 2019 | 10 Comments | 1,614 views]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ LEMMY FOUR YEARS GONE / TBL 2019 SUMMARY/DL BEST OF THE YEAR LISTINGS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
So that was the year that was….2019…
On the Zep related front, Jimmy’s display of guitars and amps at the Play It Loud Instruments Of Rock’n Roll Exhibition in New York  was very well received by all that viewed. Robert Plant alternated between projects providing many UK fans an up close and personal experience with Saving Grace. His Digging Deep podcast has been an enlightening listen. John Paul Jones wowed the 100 Club audience in London in early March with a stunning collaboration with Thurston Moore and Steve Noble. JPJ …

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[24 Dec 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,760 views]
SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET/ SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972 AND MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA//LZ NEWS/ A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET:
”In the light you will find the road…”
Janet and I have been absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by the many Facebook messages and offers of help and support in the light of a couple of very tough weeks that saw Janet break her leg and myself facing up to some long standing mental health issues.
We would like to sincerely thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the kindness and support we have received. This has provided so much inspiration and strength for …

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[18 Dec 2019 | 33 Comments | 1,970 views]
MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II EVENT DETAILS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981 38 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS

MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS:
I have to say things have not been so good here recently.
On the night of Sunday December 8, unfortunately Janet had a fall which resulting in her breaking her leg – specifically the femur bone in her hip. Janet had an operation last Tuesday for it to be pinned and began the long road to recovery
Firstly I am very happy to say that Janet is now thankfully back home from hospital.
However, I have been feeling in an anxious and often depressed state recently and witnessing Janet’s accident …