[29 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | 580 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 …

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[29 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | 580 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 …

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[23 Sep 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,014 views]
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS – INITIAL FEEDBACK AND COMMENT/THE GRAND UNVEILING/JOHN BONHAM 36 YEARS GONE…/LZ NEWS/BEDFORD RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Complete BBC Sessions: Initial feedback and comment:
The release of the Led Zeppelin Complete BBC Sessions has generated a host of comment and feedback – here’s some observations –  kicking off with some comment from Jimmy Page:
This one via the Planet Rock  website:
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has told Planet Rock he’s hoping to hit the studio in 2017 to record new music.
The music legend appeared on MOJO Rocks with Phil Alexander on Saturday night to talk about Led Zeppelin’s Complete BBC Sessions album and he joked he’s been “quite rightly” chastised …

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[15 Sep 2016 | 5 Comments | 2,634 views]
TODAY’S THE DAY – LED ZEPPELIN THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS RELEASED/ OLYMPIC STUDIOS LISTENING EVENT/JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEWS ON LATER & BBC 6 MUSIC/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/STOP PRESS UPDATE – OUT ON THE STREETS PHOTO SPECIAL

Led Zeppelin – The Complete BBC Sessions …today’s the day…
Today, Friday September 16 marks the official worldwide release date of the Complete BBC Sessions set.
My own fascination with these sessions dates back to the airing of that 1971 In Concert show. I actually taped this on the day it was first aired on Sunday, April 4, 1971 on my Grudig reel to reel tape recorder. My enthusiasm for the Zeppelin BBC sessions was further fuelled by the various BBC session bootlegs that emerged in the mid-Seventies.
During the early days of …

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[8 Sep 2016 | 10 Comments | 2,508 views]
LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL 46 YEARS GONE/JIMMY ON LATER WITH JOOLS/UNCUT COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS PREVIEW/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE 60th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

Let’s kick off with a celebration of one of  the greatest live album of all time upon it’s 46th anniversary
TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin Live On Blueberry Hill – the pioneering bootleg album …still a thrill…
46 years ago on September 4 1970, Led Zeppelin performed a memorable show at the Los Angles Forum – it was captured by more than one enterprising fan and subsequently released on a variety of bootlegs. It remains for me and countless others one of THE essential Led Zeppelin recordings.
To mark the 46th anniversary of …

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[4 Sep 2016 | 25 Comments | 2,193 views]
DL AT 60 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY 60TH BIRTHDAY

DL AT 60: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY
60…how did that happen!
60 is the new 20! As can be seen by this pic of air guitar frenzy taken here on Saturday night…
Firstly some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show)
9 when I first saw Tottenham Hotspur play
13 when I first heard Led Zeppelin
15 when I first started work at British Home Stores (sadly now gone)
15 when I first saw Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley
18 when I first started …

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[1 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 2,345 views]
COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS UNCUT MAGAZINE REVIEW /LZ NEWS/1971 TBL ARCHIVE/ DL 60 AT 60 COUNTDOWN/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE/

The Complete BBC Sessions Uncut Magazine Review:
Never mind red snappers and trashed hotel rooms – in Britain, Zeppelin’s vertiginous rise had more to do with transistor radios…
It’s the story of a young band making a dramatic entrance onto the late ’60s rock scene. If you’re curious to know how led Zeppelin were able to leapfrog virtually all their British competitors in the space of a handful of radio appearances, their turbocharged versions of Communication Breakdown, How Many More Times and Eddie Cochran’s Something Else will provide you with a convincing answer .
They’re well …

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[25 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 3,216 views]
MOJO JIMMY PAGE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS INTERVIEW/SUNSHINE WOMAN PREVIEW/LZ NEWS/UNLEDDED TBL ARCHIVE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Complete BBC Sessions Mojo Review and new Jimmy Page interview:
The first review of the forthcoming Led Zeppelin Complete BBC Sessions has appeared in the new issue of Mojo.
Commenting on the Alexis Korner version of I Can’t Quite You Baby, Mark Blake observes ”The third version from that previously ‘lost’ Alexi Korner session is a revelation. The sound quality might be poorer but with Page’s flurrying guitar solos and John Bonham’s bionic right foot, it sums up in 5:26 minutes what made the early Led Zeppelin so exhilarating”
In a new interview …

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[19 Aug 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,687 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/STAIRWAY CASE/LZ NEWS/C,S,N&Y TOP TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 68th birthday:
Robert Plant is 68 tomorrow – Saturday August 20.
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
In the past 12 months touring and recording working with the Sensational Space Shifters line up, Robert Plant has continued to …

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[11 Aug 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,675 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11th – IT WAS 37 YEARS AGO TODAY/LZ NEWS/WILDERNESS FESTIVAL/DAY BY DAY BOOK/ ZEP IV/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth August 11, 1979 – It was 37 years ago today… 
To complete the TBL Knebworth Then As It Was Archive series , here is a look back to the second Knebworth concert staged on August 11th 1979 – all of 37 years ago today. The very last show Led Zeppelin performed in the UK.
All text taken from the book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979. Limited edition hardback copies still available – the perfect summer read recalling those golden days of August 1979. Ordering …

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[5 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,401 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 37 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT BRITISH RED CROSS AUCTION/JAGGER TOP TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY ADAM!

37 years ago this week, Led Zeppelin performed their first show in the UK for four years when they made a triumphant comeback at Knebworth.
SEEING WAS BELIEVING: THEN AS IT REALLY WAS….
Think of Knebworth and the images remain vivid: The campsite, Tommy Vance’s Friday night rock show filling the air, chants of ‘’Zeppelin’’,’’Zeppelin’’ ,the early morning rush for the gates, the long wait during the day ,Skynyd’s Tuesdays Gone fading from the PA. the screen unfolding…and there performing The Song Remains The Same, Led Zeppelin live before our very eyes
Thousands …