[24 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,067 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR 92nd STREET  Y  LITERARY EVENT/ ROBERT PLANT FOR iTUNES FESTIVAL/ DEBORAH BONHAM FOR BONZO MEMORIAL GIG/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 35 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page for 92nd Street Y Literary Festival:
Jimmy Page will be appearing in New York talking about the forthcoming new edition of his book Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page on November 3rd.  
 Here is the info:
Jimmy Page in Conversation
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $30.00
The first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends—Rolling Stone called him “one of rock’s most important and influential guitar players, writers, and producers” …

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[24 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,067 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR 92nd STREET  Y  LITERARY EVENT/ ROBERT PLANT FOR iTUNES FESTIVAL/ DEBORAH BONHAM FOR BONZO MEMORIAL GIG/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 35 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page for 92nd Street Y Literary Festival:
Jimmy Page will be appearing in New York talking about the forthcoming new edition of his book Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page on November 3rd.  
 Here is the info:
Jimmy Page in Conversation
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $30.00
The first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends—Rolling Stone called him “one of rock’s most important and influential guitar players, writers, and producers” …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 2,060 views]
THE NEW TBL T -SHIRT-PRE ORDER NOW! /ROBERT PLANT TOUR REPORTS AND NEW ALBUM TRAILER/ JPJ IN BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE / CLASSIC ROCK 200/FLASHBACK MAGAZINE/TOMMY RAMONE 1952 -2014/ JOHNNY WINTER 1944 -2014/DL DIARY UPDATE

Announcing the new TBL T-Shirt design: Pre order now!
The new TBL T-Shirt is now under production and pre- orders are being accepted now -  the new TBL T-Shirt should be ready to despatch early to mid August. I will update on distribution in the coming weeks.  
This special TBL T-shirt is a two colour black Gildan heavy cotton T-shirt depicting the new TBL Mag logo expertly designed by Mick Lowe with the slogan ‘’Not just a band…more a way of life…’’ –  white and gold print on black T-shirt.
Sizes are available in both men’s and ladies - all ordering details are available …

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[10 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,230 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – MUNICH OVER EUROPE 1980/ KNEBWORTH BOOK SPECIAL OFFER/ JIMMY PAGE AT NORDOFF ROBBINS 02 SILVER CLEF AWARDS/ROBERT PLANT FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: Munich Over Europe 1980:
To mark the 34th anniversary of the final Led Zeppelin tour dates here is an extract from the book Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind – Over Europe 1980…
This picks up the story as the band prepare to perform what would be there penultimate gig in Munich:
Saturday July 5th, 1980: Munich. Today the sun shines hot on the city centre.  There’s an air of expectancy all around.  You know it’s going to be one of those special days,  you can feel it.  The people here …

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[4 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,572 views]
KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION/KNEBWORTH BOOK – BARGAIN PRICE OFFER/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY FEEDBACK/LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

Knebworth House celebrates 40 years of concerts with Knebworth Concerts Exhibition – July 1st to August 31st:  
40 years ago this month on Saturday July 20th 1974 , Knebworth House staged their first ever rock concert at the picturesque Hertfordshire park. The Allman Brothers topped a bill that included  The Van Morrison Show, The Doobie Brothers, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Tim Buckley.
Led Zeppelin were originally named as headliners on that 1974 bill but it was not to be. Four years later of course, they did stage …

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[27 Jun 2014 | 7 Comments | 2,747 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: WORLD CUP DREAMLAND 2002/ROBERT PLANT LATEST/ JPJ WITH DAVE RAWLINGS/JIMMY PAGE ON BBC 6 MUSIC/LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES FEEDBACK/FELIX DENNIS 1947 – 2014/ DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: JUNE 2002 – STILL DREAMING OF WORLD CUP SUCCESS…  
With the World Cup very much upon us, and the disappointment of England’s early exit a stark reality, here is a timely TBL archive special takes us back to the heady days of June 2002 – a time when England were faring far better than this year’s tournament –before the inevitable let down.
For 12 years ago, as the World Cup got underway in Japan, Robert Plant was back in the forefront again promoting the just released Dreamland …

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[24 Jun 2014 | 8 Comments | 2,391 views]
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS: UK TOUR DATES AND NEW ALBUM DETAILS /LITTLE MAGGIE AND RAINBOW PREVIEWS

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters UK Tour:
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters have announced a UK and Ireland tour for later in the year. The band will play 13 dates  including Newport, Bournemouth, London, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Dublin and Blackpool.
The dates are as follows:
Newport Centre (November 9)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (10)
London Roundhouse (12)
Hull City Hall (14)
Glasgow O2 Academy (15)
Leeds O2 Academy (17)
Newcastle O2 Academy (18)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (20)
Wolverhampton City Hall (21)
Belfast Ulster Hall (21)
Dublin Olympia (24)
Blackpool Tower (26)
Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena (27)
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June …

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[20 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,639 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES FEEDBACK/TBL EXCLUSIVE REISSUES COMPETITION/JIMMY PAGE FOR SILVER CLEF AWARD/JPJ WITH SEASICK & DAVE RAWLINGS/HOWARD MYLETT 3 YEARS GONE/JIMMY ON JOHNNIE WALKER SHOW/ROBERT PLANT NEW SONG CLIP/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Reissues Feedback: here’s my thoughts on the Led Zeppelin II reissue vinyl release: 
Led Zeppelin II: A kind of Rock then – a kind of rock now …even more so…
THEN:
Led Zeppelin II came in to my life very soon after the release of Led Zeppelin III. I had initially been alerted to the sound of Led Zeppelin a year previous when DJ Alan Freeman played Whole Lotta Love on his Pick of the Pops Radio One show –the effect was to be a lasting one.
As I eagerly devoured any …

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[13 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,331 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES CHART STATISTICS/ MORE FEEDBACK/ROBERT PLANT NEW ALBUM FOR EAST WEST RECORDS IN THE UK/ROBERT PLANT AND SSS PINK POP FESTIVAL/NEW SONG/RIK MAYALL 1958 – 2014/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Reissues Chart Statistics -

UK and US Reissue Sales Analysis –this report from Martin Tait:
LED ZEPPELIN:
Who’d have thought this one would be the best seller of the reissue packages! In the UK charts it was sitting at No.4 all the way to Friday in the Midweek charts, but unfortunately slipped a few places down the chart on Saturday, having to eventually settle for a No.7 placing on Sundays OCC Top 100 album chart and thus, ever so narrowly missing out on beating it’s previous UK chart peak of No.6, …

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[9 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,705 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES EXCLUSIVE TBL COMPETITION/ LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES MORE FEEDBACK /UK CHART POSITIONS/ZEP REISSUES ON SALE IN LONDON/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS IN MOROCCO

 

Led Zeppelin Reissues Exclusive TBL Competition:
To celebrate the release of the Led Zeppelin Reissues, we have teamed up with the good folks at Rhino Records for an exclusive competition to win a special Led Zeppelin reissues pack:
The pack consists of the following :
Deluxe 2CD editions of the first three Led Zeppelin reissued albums
Deluxe remastered vinyl editions of the first three Led Zeppelin reissued albums
A Led Zeppelin remasters T-shirt
A set of litho-prints featuring negative artwork form the first three Led Zeppelin reissued albums.
All you have to do to enter is follow the …

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[6 Jun 2014 | 14 Comments | 3,784 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES – MORE FEEDBACK/HD TRACKS US DISCOUNT OFFER/ROBERT PLANT IN MOROCCO/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Reissues: More Feedback:
Many thanks for the many feedback contributions via the TBL site and TBL Facebook page -here’s a few more to soak up
Firstly my my musings on the  Led Zeppelin Live At Olympia Paris 1969 companion bonus disc:
THEN: It had long been presumed that this 1969 concert had been broadcast at the time – French Zep expert Christophe Le Pabic indicating during the time of the first Concert File book.  It was then ascertained that a 78 minute edit of the show was first aired on November …