[21 Jun 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,224 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK RELAUNCH /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 2003 DVD FEEDBACK AND LA FORUM 1977 / CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ELVIS BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note -stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity …

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[21 Jun 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,224 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK RELAUNCH /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 2003 DVD FEEDBACK AND LA FORUM 1977 / CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ELVIS BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note -stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Jun 2017 | 12 Comments | 1,448 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AND JOHN BONHAM FOR BLUE PLAQUES /TBL ARCHIVE -DVD 2003 FEEDBACK /LZ NEWS/BAD COMPANY REISSUES/ HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Led Zeppelin and John Bonham to be honoured with Blue Plaques:
This one just in via Chronicle Live
The Mayfair Ballroom is being awarded the special honour by BBC Newcastle – announced in conjunction with The British Plaque Trust – to mark BBC Music Day.
It’s been picked for the commemoration because it was the venue where the band that went on to become Led Zeppelin made its UK debut on October 4, 1968.
Musician Laidlaw – who himself appeared on the bill that same night in his own early group Downtown Faction – …

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[7 Jun 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,008 views]
LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK/TBL ARCHIVE 1- THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE 2 STORYTELLERS 2002/JPJ IN CHURCH/ROBERT ON BBC RADIO/ LZ NEWS/SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK:
I watched the first news reports of the terrible terrorist attack in London late on Saturday night and then woke on Sunday to hear the full extent of the horror that unfolded around London Bridge and Borough Market – totally shocking.
Thoughts and a prayers go out to all those affected by yet another senseless attack….
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TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1 – THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE –  14 YEARS GONE:
It’s now some  14 years ago that Jimmy Page unlocked the Led Zeppelin film archive to present the five hour double DVD set simply …

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[31 May 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,548 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ICONS OF THE HALL EVENT – BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FOOTAGE DISCUSSION – JULIE FELIX LIVE /LZ NEWS/GREGG ALLMAN RIP/ SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham – on the occasion of his birthday…
Today Wednesday May 31 marks the 69th birthday of John Bonham.
Over the past  couple of year the Led Zeppelin Reissue programme has only gone to heighten John’s s percussive contribution and lasting legacy – as Jimmy remarked ”Listening to John Bonham, well that always makes me simile…”
Looking ahead, there will be the permanent marking of his legacy when the John Bonham Memorial Fund led statue project comes to fruition – this will see a statue of John Bonham erected in his home …

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[23 May 2017 | 14 Comments | 1,584 views]
MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK/CELEBRATION DAYS CONVENTION 25 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP EARLS COURT 42 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ CHRIS CORNELL RIP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK:
I watched the breaking news of the appalling terrorist bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the early hours of Tuesday morning and woke up yesterday to the stark reality of it all. That so many young people should endure these terrifying scenes  shown on the news after attending a concert is just beyond words… and that so many have lost their lives and been injured only enhances the bewilderment and hurt we all feel by this senseless action.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all …

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[16 May 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,609 views]
PAUL RODGERS FREE SPIRIT TOUR IN OXFORD WITH DEBORAH BONHAM AND SPECIAL GUESTS/LZ NEWS / TBL ARCHIVE – HEATHROW AIRPORT 40 YEARS GONE – EARLS COURT MAY 17 &18 – 42 YEARS GONE/ EC BOOK OFFER/HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS C/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Paul Rodgers Free Spirit tour with guests Deborah Bonham & Doug Boyle (and two unexpected ones!)
Oxford New Theatre Sunday May 14, 2017
Pic by Krys Jantzen for TBL
‘’What fun we are having’’
To recap: I had been toying with attending one of Paul Rodgers Free Spirit gigs featuring Deborah Bonham and co. I cannot make the Royal Albert Hall date so I was looking at either Oxford or Leicester. As I was able to get the bus from Bedford through to Oxford, that date became the most feasible and at short notice …

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[10 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,251 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL DEBORAH BONHAM INTERVIEW /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 1 WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 WALKING INTO GLOUCESTER/ RSD BEVERLEY REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Exclusive TBL Interview with Deborah Bonham:
Here’s the complete interview I recently conducted with Deborah Bonham. Deb and the band are currently collaborating with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour – initial reports of the gigs have been very impressive. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
DL: So first of all let’s talks about your album catalogue – this is all being re-released and remastered via Cadiz Music. You must be pleased about that?
DB: Yes, very much so. Cadiz are a great old label they have been …

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[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 2,011 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM ON FREE SPIRIT TOUR/RUMOURS/LZ NEWS/TAMPA MAY 5 1973/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/CLIFF’S COLLECTING/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TOM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham and band on the Paul Rodgers Free Spirit tour: 
Deborah Bonham and her band kick off their collaboration with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour on Friday with the opening date at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
As Paul explains in the press release for the tour:
“It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, when we played charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit, which my …

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,223 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL CHRIS FARLOWE INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY ZEP MASTERS REVIEW/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/RSD JIMMY & THE BLACK CROWES REVIEW/VIP RECORD FAIRS/RSD REPORT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds album The Beginning… is released this week via Jimmy Page’s website. Produced by Jimmy when he was 17 at the RJ Sound Studios in Morden, it’s an important remnant of the London R and B scene. To tie in with this archive release we present…
AN EXCLUSIVE TBL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FARLOWE:
‘’We are like brothers really, we totally respect each other. He thinks I’m a great singer and I think he’s a great guitarist.’’
Chris Farlowe talks to Dave Lewis about the release of  The Beginning… and …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,432 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS THE BEGINNING – EXCUSIVE TBL PREVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN PARIS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS AT THE PALLADIUM /BUXTON 23 YEARS GONE/RECORD STORE DAY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE FORTHCOMING CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS RELEASE VIA JIMMYPAGE.COM:
Thunder Over Morden in 1961: The beginnings of the London rhythm and blues scene…Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds The Beginning
So here it is, a genuine archive recording that takes us back to the pre Beatles days of 1961 – and it’s the vision of a young Jimmy Page that has made all this possible. His decision to record Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds in RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden near London some 56 years ago …