[15 Feb 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,236 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN BOOK UPDATE/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE US TOUR FEB ’75/RETURN OF THE HONEYDRIPPERS AT JB’S – TEN YEARS GONE/ BERKELEY DAZE 2ND NIGHT REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
Here’s an update of the current major project.

The pic below was taken at StudioMix last week as I was working with TBL designer Mick Lowe on the Evenings With Led Zeppelin book project. This is the major book I am co-writing and collating together with long time TBL contributor Mike Tremaglio – with Mick handling the design and Omnibus Press the publishing.
Mike needs no introduction to readers of the TBL magazine. His diligence in researching the concert history of Led Zeppelin is second …

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[15 Feb 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,236 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN BOOK UPDATE/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE US TOUR FEB ’75/RETURN OF THE HONEYDRIPPERS AT JB’S – TEN YEARS GONE/ BERKELEY DAZE 2ND NIGHT REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
Here’s an update of the current major project.

The pic below was taken at StudioMix last week as I was working with TBL designer Mick Lowe on the Evenings With Led Zeppelin book project. This is the major book I am co-writing and collating together with long time TBL contributor Mike Tremaglio – with Mick handling the design and Omnibus Press the publishing.
Mike needs no introduction to readers of the TBL magazine. His diligence in researching the concert history of Led Zeppelin is second …

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[9 Feb 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,267 views]
TBL 42 NOW ON MAGZTER DIGITAL DOWNLOAD /LZ NEWS/ RITCHIE YORKE R.I.P./ TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – PAGE & PLANT TEENAGE CANCER CHARITY GIG -15 YEARS GONE/TBL FLYER/HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR FOY!/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 42 on Magzter:
Essential Led Zep reading for your iPad, tablet and phone – TBL issue 42 now available to download via the Magzter newsstand…
I am pleased to announce that the recent TBL issue 42 is now available as a digital download for iPad and Android formats via the Magzter Digital Newsstand .
The Magzter Digital Newsstand is one of the leading multi platform digital newsstand, with 6,000 magazines from 2,500 publishers globally available for sale.
The Tight But Loose magazine has long been established as the key regular Zep written source. …

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[2 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,272 views]
TBL 42 LATEST/PAUL RODGERS FREE SPIRIT TOUR /LZ NEWS/JOHN WETTON & DEKE LEONARD RIP/1975 US TOUR ARCHIVE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 42 Latest:
TBL issue 42 is well and truly now out on the streets – all subscriptions and pre orders should have arrived in over 30 countries across the globe.
If you have yet to indulge – it’s essential Led Zep reading – and don’t just take my word for it – here’s some comments from satisfied readers…
Issue 42 once again proves that TBL is undoubtedly THE magazine for Led Zeppelin fans. TBL 42 is all killer and no filler. Every article is a gem.
Michael Rae – Australia
The issues arrived today! Thanks so …

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[25 Jan 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,598 views]
SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP 40 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/JPJ FINLAND DATE/ 1969 DEBUT ALBUM REVIEW/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOTS/ PETE OVEREND WATTS RIP/RICK’S STAIRWAY/ABOUT TBL-DL UPDATED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special:
Seven nights with Led Zeppelin 40 years ago this week in 1977:

Led Zeppelin (on film) at the Granada Bedford January 1977.
The young DL gazes adoringly at the poster outside the Granada Cinema Bedford January 1977 – no prizes for guessing where this poster ended up – you got it – on my bedroom wall!
40 years ago this week  I was enjoying a seven night stint in the company of Led Zeppelin….or to be more specific their film The Song Remains The Same.
The newly released celluloid masterpiece was on general release and …

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[18 Jan 2017 | One Comment | 1,357 views]
TBL 42 FEEDBACK/ LAS VEGAS 1969 GIG CONFIRMED/JPJ WITH MINIBUS PIMPS/ROBERT PLANT ON NEW FAIRPORT ALBUM/LZ NEWS/1977 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 42 Distribution Update and Feedback:
TBL issue 42 is out on the streets now – all subscriptions and pre orders are in transit and should be arriving in over 30 countries across the globe. Most UK copies have already been delivered.
Here’s some initial feedback, commencing with a piece on Chris Charlesworth’s Just Backdated blog:
TIGHT BUT LOOSE – Portrait of the Singer as a Young Man
The evolution of Robert Plant from prancing stallion to grizzled old rock warrior is something to behold. The photograph of Led Zeppelin’s front man on the latest issue …

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[11 Jan 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,358 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK SAVED/ PETER SARSTEDT 1941-2017/DAVID BOWIE ONE YEAR GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Issue 42 – Out On The Streets…
TBL 42 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 42 is out on the streets –  as of Wednesday , every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit. The pic  shows the scene at the main Bedford Royal Mail sorting office as the good lady Janet and I dropped the bulk of them off on Saturday afternoon.
TBL 42 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, …

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[9 Jan 2017 | 5 Comments | 2,272 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ EXCLUSIVE TBL 38 INTERVIEW EXTRACTS/ 25 COMPANION DISC MOMENTS PLAYLIST

On the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 73 today (January 9th).
In a career that has spanned over six decades – he has simply written the rule book on the art of rock guitar.
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. At times his playing may seem sloppy and seemingly undisciplined but that is all part of the attraction. Always …

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[6 Jan 2017 | 7 Comments | 1,120 views]
TBL 42 IN THE HOUSE/ROBERT PLANT ON STAGE IN STOURPORT/TBL RETRO 1969 & 1970 IMAGES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 42 is the house…
I took receipt of the standard issue and the 300 limited collectors Jimmy Page cover edition yesterday.
I am now in the process of fulfilling all the standard issue subscription orders and pre orders for the limited cover. I had forgotten quite what a task this is and I’ve spent the past few days preparing envelopes, sticking on labels and stamps and now matching the magazines into envelopes for the grand mail out to over 30 counties across the globe – some 800 copies will be leaving …

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[3 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 1,348 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/EXCLUSIVE TBL 41 INTERVIEW EXTRACTS/71 AT 71 PLAYLIST

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 71st Birthday:
John Paul Jones is 71 today (January 3)…
Throughout the past 12 months, John has again moved effortlessly between differing projects and collaborations –  and along the way, there was continued work on his opera project – of which more news will unfold this year.
Here are some extracts from the only interview John conducted with me last year, for publication in TBL issue 41:
DL: So let’s start with the present and your opera project – which I think I am right in saying is partly based on …

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[28 Dec 2016 | 10 Comments | 1,444 views]
GEORGE MICHAEL 1963 – 2016/ RICK PARFITT 1948 – 2016/ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ME TO YOU /LEMMY ONE YEAR GONE/END OF YEAR ROUND UP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The year ends with yet more sad passings:
George Michael 1963 – 2016: 
George Michael…such a massive talent – he dominated the 1980s, first with the pure pop delight of Wham! and then onto worldwide solo success with total class and credibility …so many memorable songs – Freedom, Faith, Careless Whisper, Everything She Wants, I’m Your Man, I Knew You Were Waiting, Fastlove, Amazing, etc.and Last Christmas…one of the all-time seasonal greats – we all must have heard it countless times in recent days. In my record retail years, George Michael album …