[1 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,436 views]
RICHARD COLE RIP /MY THOUGHTS ON RAISE THE ROOF/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT/IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AS THEY WERE/ CODA 39 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV PART THREE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise The Roof (Warner Music)
So, after a 14 year break we have the follow up to the six times Grammy winning Raising Sand.
It’s been a long time coming with more than one false start. The more recent rumours that Robert Plant was back in the studio with Alison Krauss began to circulate in late 2019. Lucinda Williams let the cat out of the bag in an interview stating she had been recording with the pair. Robert also let it slip in the …

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[1 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,436 views]
RICHARD COLE RIP /MY THOUGHTS ON RAISE THE ROOF/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT/IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AS THEY WERE/ CODA 39 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV PART THREE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise The Roof (Warner Music)
So, after a 14 year break we have the follow up to the six times Grammy winning Raising Sand.
It’s been a long time coming with more than one false start. The more recent rumours that Robert Plant was back in the studio with Alison Krauss began to circulate in late 2019. Lucinda Williams let the cat out of the bag in an interview stating she had been recording with the pair. Robert also let it slip in the …

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[24 Nov 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,748 views]
LED ZEP DIGITAL AUDIO MEDIA ARCHIVE UPDATE/LZ NEWS/MELODY MAKER POLL AWARDS/MAKING OF LED ZEP IV PART 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

THE LED ZEPPELIN DIGITAL AUDIO MEDIA ARCHIVE – UPDATED NOVEMBER 2021
Created by Blockbuster…
Here’s an update via the very busy Blockbuster on the Led Zeppelin Digital Audio Media Archive that was launched earlier in the year. It’s developed into a simply amazing audio tape archive – be sure to check it out…
Welcome to what is probably the Worlds Largest online Led Zeppelin & related Audio Media Archive of interviews, documentaries, sessions and live Performances.  If it was broadcasted or intended for broadcast on radio or online then it makes the list.  …

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[17 Nov 2021 | One Comment | 1,522 views]
IPSWICH 1971 POSTER CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT & ALISON/ELECTRIC MAGIC – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /LED ZEP IV AT 50/PETER GRANT REMEMBERED/BOB SPITZ ZEP BIOGRAPHY REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

IPSWICH POSTER CELBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1971 LED ZEPPELIN FAMOUS ST, MATTHEW’S BATHS GIG… 
Here’s all the info on how to obtain this superb souvenir of a momentous Led Zeppelin gig -all in aid of a very worthy cause..
 
50 years after the legendary Led Zeppelin concert at St. Matthew’s Baths in Ipswich, often described as “Suffolk’s Greatest Gig” a limited-edition poster featuring photographs taken at the concert has been published, with the profits going to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
The photos of the gig  were taken by Nigel Rea, …

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[11 Nov 2021 | One Comment | 1,244 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN -REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION UPDATE /LZ NEWS/LED ZEPPELIN IV -IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /ROBERT & ALISON/PETE MAKOWSKI RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio:
Update – feedback – the promo interview…
The Evenings With Led Zeppelin book is now readily available in both the US and UK .
Here’s some reaction from some satisfied readers…
The book arrived today. It is a thing of beauty!  I’ve just had a glance through – and it looks wonderful.  I can’t wait to immerse myself in this incredible piece of work, with all my unofficial Zep recordings, and just chill out to …

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[4 Nov 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,376 views]
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE -IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/MORE TBL NOVEMBER ARCHIVES/ROLLING STONES TATTOO YOU REISSUE /MALCOLM DOME & RICHARD MACKAY RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive: The Song Remains The Same London premiere – it was 45 years ago today…
After the excitement of The Song Remains The Same soundtrack double album release, 45 years ago this week saw the premiere of the accompanying movie. This occurred at the Warner West End cinema in London’s Leicester Square although such was the demand the film was also screened at the nearby Shaftesbury Avenue ABC Theatre.
My girlfriend Fiona and I  got tickets by queuing overnight in early October. Sleep was at a minimum that night as the …

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[28 Oct 2021 | One Comment | 1,518 views]
THEY ASK NO QUARTER CARL DUNN PHOTO BOOK DUE/EAGLES PLUS ROBERT AND ALISON HYDE PARK/LZ NEWS/REMASTERS 31 YEARS GONE /UNLEDDED ’94/PRIORY OF BRION ’99/BOOK NEWS/BOWIE 75/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

This looks like being a welcomed addition to the ever creaking Led Zep bookcase…
“THEY ASK NO QUARTER”
THE CARL DUNN LED ZEPPELIN ARCHIVE 1969-1975
NEW LED ZEPPELIN PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK BASED ON UNSEEN PHOTOS TO BE PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2021
Legendary Rock photographer Carl Dunn opens his Led Zeppelin archive.
The new photographic book details 15 Led Zeppelin shows ranging from the Texas Pop Festival in 1969, over the rise of Led Zeppelin on their March – May 1970 tour of the US south, to 5 shows from the epic 1973 tour, including the double …

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[21 Oct 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,280 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT 52/LZ NEWS/MAKING OF ZEP III PART 2/ THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME SOUNDTRACK AT 45 /THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES LET IT BE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin II – it was 52 years ago …October 22,1969…
Led Zeppelin II – A Kind of Rock…
To celebrate the release of the Led Zeppelin II album this week back in 1969 – some thoughts 52 years on…
Led Zeppelin II:
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it. Dave Lewis re appraises Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 51st anniversary.
In reappraising the …

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[15 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 1,382 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 | 1,173 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 | 1,587 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 …