[15 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 1,172 views]
JIMMY PAGE CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL REPORT/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: LYCEUM 69 – LED ZEPPELIN III/ UNLEDDED 94/MOJO/VIP BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/JOHN LENNON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page Cheltenham Literature Festival appearance to discuss his book Jimmy Page: The Anthology (Genesis Publications)
Pic by Krys Jantzen
Wednesday October 13,2021:
From his early days as a session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all, he has amassed an archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia now being published in Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Join Jimmy in a rare interview as he opens his archives, telling the inside story of …

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[15 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 1,172 views]
JIMMY PAGE CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL REPORT/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: LYCEUM 69 – LED ZEPPELIN III/ UNLEDDED 94/MOJO/VIP BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/JOHN LENNON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page Cheltenham Literature Festival appearance to discuss his book Jimmy Page: The Anthology (Genesis Publications)
Pic by Krys Jantzen
Wednesday October 13,2021:
From his early days as a session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all, he has amassed an archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia now being published in Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Join Jimmy in a rare interview as he opens his archives, telling the inside story of …

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[7 Oct 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,112 views]
JIMMY PAGE CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL EVENT/ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS HIGH AND LONESOME/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – PARIS 69 – LED ZEPPELIN III – JAPAN 71/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

 Jimmy Page joins Cheltenham Literature Festival Line-Up to discuss Jimmy Page: The Anthology
Next Wednesday October 13, Jimmy Page will be discussing the Anthology book at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Here’s all the info:
From his early days as a session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all, he has amassed an archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia now being published in Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Join Jimmy in a …

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[29 Sep 2021 | 5 Comments | 1,534 views]
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II – REDDITCH ROCKED/ LZ NEWS/TOBY JUG BOOK/SOUNDS – 43 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
John Bonham  A Celebration II Festival Event – Saturday September 25,2021
Redditch Rocked…
So to Redditch for the much delayed John Bonham Celebration II Festival Event. I was in attendance at the 2018 gathering and since then the John Bonham Memorial Friends group led by Festival Director Ros Sidaway have been trying to stage a follow up.
With the pandemic to contend with this –  like so many events this as been a difficult task.
Admirably, earlier in the year Ros and her team began piecing together a 2021 event –and an ambitious one …

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[23 Sep 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,279 views]
GOODBYE ANDY…/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II EVENT/ REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 41 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

Goodbye Andy…
We said goodbye to dear Andy yesterday in Upminster on a beautiful sunny afternoon – ‘’the summer of my smiles’’ as Robert Plant sang on The Rain Song, the appropriately serene music that we entered the chapel to.
There were indeed smiles as we heard from Nigel Catchpole the humanist celebrant taking the service of Andy’s life and how his connection to music touched all our lives. His days of playing bass in a variety of bands –indeed, there were some ex members of those bands sitting amongst us and of course …

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[15 Sep 2021 | No Comment | 1,469 views]
ANDY ADAMS FUNERAL DETAILS/ REMEMBERING THE 1992 UK CONVENTION/EVENINGS WITH PODCAST/JOHN BONHAM FESTIVAL/LZ NEWS/BERKELEY DAZE 50 YEARS GONE/JIMI HENDRIX & MARC BOLAN /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Andy Adams Funeral Details:
This via Simon Adams and Rob Bannister:
The interim death certificate has now been processed and we can now release some of the details for Andy’s funeral. This will take place at South Essex Crematorium Ockendon Rd, Upminster RM14 2UY on Wednesday September 22 at 1.20 pm.
If you would like to attend, please contact Simon Adams via email at sadsy1@sky.com as numbers will be limited.
As you may be aware Andy died suddenly without life insurance and without a funeral plan so we are asking people not to send flowers …

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[9 Sep 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,640 views]
BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN/LZ NEWS/ANDY ADAMS/EVENINGS WITH LZ UPDATE/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL -SEPTEMBER 7 ’68 – BLUEBERRY HILL – ROBERT PLANT 1985 – AHMET ANNOUNCEMENT/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION/BLACK DOG ONLINE FANZINE/ZEPFAN SITE UPDATE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Becoming Led Zeppelin:

This via LZ News:
Jimmy Page was in Venice to promote “Becoming Led Zeppelin,” the feature-length authorised documentary charting the beginning of the band.
Page took part in a press conference with director Bernard MacMahon and producer and screenwriter Allison McGourty to promote the film the day after its first screening.
Here’s Jimmy’s reply to one of the questions in the press conference…
Can you talk about the independence you had with Led Zeppelin? What most concerned you with the legacy of Led Zeppelin? How do you see Led Zeppelin’s place in …

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[2 Sep 2021 | 8 Comments | 1,378 views]
TRIBUTES TO ANDY ADAMS 1961- 2021

Andy Adams 1961 – 2021…
The devastating news of the passing of the renowned Zep chronicler and friend to us all Andy Adams aged 60 has been such a shock.
The response to his very sad passing has been truly overwhelming though not unsurprising given Andy’s standing in the Zep community…
I have rounded up some of the many tributes that have been posted in the last few days on Facebook, plus many others that were sent to me via email.
Many thanks to all those who contributed. Reading through all these amazing memories, it’s …

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[25 Aug 2021 | One Comment | 1,286 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION/VIP RECORD FAIR/LZ NEWS/CHARLIE WATTS RIP/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR /TEXAS POP FESTIVAL/PAGE & PLANT UNLEDDED /JIMMY PAGE NOVEL /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

A big moment here this past week…

The arrival of the new Evenings With Led Zeppelin Revised & Expanded Edition book.
First a bit of a backstory:
Mike Tremaglio and I have been living with this book for nigh on ten years. The idea grew out of the touring logs Mike was producing for regular features in the TBL magazine. Both he and I had long since been ardent chroniclers and researchers of Led Zeppelin’s concert history. I have an exercise book from 1977 with my first hand written attempt of a list …

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[18 Aug 2021 | One Comment | 1,544 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR LITERATURE FESTIVAL EVENT/ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS NEW ALBUM/ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/BOB HARRIS /ROSS HALFIN BOOK/ THE WHO AT WEMBLEY/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Jimmy Page Joins Cheltenham Literature Festival Line-Up to Discuss Jimmy Page: The Anthology
This one via the Genesis Publications website:
It was announced this morning (12 August) that Jimmy Page will be in conversation live on stage at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival to discuss his 2020 book, Jimmy Page: The Anthology.
Last year, the festival showcased its first digital line-up due to the pandemic, after being held in Cheltenham for the previous five years. Now, it’ll once again be held at a number of …

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[10 Aug 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,794 views]
KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 – 42 YEARS GONE/MORE ON BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN/LZ NEWS /ROSS HALFIN PODCAST INTERVIEW/HOT AUGUST NIGHT 50 YEARS GONE/BEDFORD RECORD FAIR EVENTS/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11 1979 – Then as it really was…42 years gone…
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates  – Saturday August 11h 1979 – just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred for a second time back in that field just outside Stevenage all of 42 years ago.
On Wednesday  August 11 I, and thousands of other fans will no doubt be thinking back to that glorious second Zep gig …