[26 Nov 2020 | One Comment | 1,587 views]
MELODY MAKER POLL AWARDS 1979 TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL INCLUDING PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS//LZ NEWS/LA FORUM 1975/ LETZ ZEP ONLINE GIG/ JIMMY IN BRAZIL BOOK/LED ZEPPELIN IV PART 2/FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special :
Melody Maker Poll Awards: November 28, 1979 – 41 years gone…
41 years ago on a late cold November afternoon in 1979, I walked into the plush surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in London and ordered a vodka and lime at the bar just behind Richard Cole who was organising drinks for three quarters of Led Zeppelin.
The occasion was the annual Melody Maker Poll Awards for which Peter Grant had rounded up Robert, Bonzo and Jonesy to accept a remarkable seven awards. Richard Cole and assorted roadies and …

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[26 Nov 2020 | One Comment | 1,587 views]
MELODY MAKER POLL AWARDS 1979 TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL INCLUDING PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS//LZ NEWS/LA FORUM 1975/ LETZ ZEP ONLINE GIG/ JIMMY IN BRAZIL BOOK/LED ZEPPELIN IV PART 2/FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special :
Melody Maker Poll Awards: November 28, 1979 – 41 years gone…
41 years ago on a late cold November afternoon in 1979, I walked into the plush surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in London and ordered a vodka and lime at the bar just behind Richard Cole who was organising drinks for three quarters of Led Zeppelin.
The occasion was the annual Melody Maker Poll Awards for which Peter Grant had rounded up Robert, Bonzo and Jonesy to accept a remarkable seven awards. Richard Cole and assorted roadies and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Nov 2020 | One Comment | 1,366 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC AT THE EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY & LED ZEPPELIN IV – IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/MSG 1975 CINE FILM/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 25 YEARS GONE/KNEBWORTH BOOK LAUNCH 2013/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC 49 YEARS GONE:
 
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

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[12 Nov 2020 | 10 Comments | 2,025 views]
LED ZEPPELIN BERKELEY DAZE 1ST NIGHT/LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH 1979 & OVER EUROPE 1980 FOOTAGE/FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK/MARQUEE ZEP MERCHANDISE/JIMMY PAGE IN GQ MAGAZINE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Berkeley Daze 1st Night 4 LP bootleg box set: 
Here’s my thoughts on the recently released Berkeley Daze 1st Night 4 LP bootleg box set… 
48 years ago this month I purchased my first ever Led Zeppelin bootleg. It was the famous Live On Blueberry Hill on the Trade Mark of Quality label on colored vinyl. I paid £6 for it via a postal order to a mail order outlet I saw advertising in Sounds music paper. It’s arrival on Thursday December 14 1972 was a red letter day for sure.
Thus …

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[5 Nov 2020 | 2 Comments | 879 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES THE TUDOR PULL PREMIERE/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE 44 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT AT EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY 1978/BARON WOLMAN RIP/CHRIS CHARLESWORTH JUST BACKDATED HITS A MILLION/SPRINGSTEEN ALBUM REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

JOHN PAUL JONES  NEW COMPOSITION PREMIERED AT LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC:
The London International Festival of Early Music (LIFEM) staged the world premiere performance of ‘The Tudor Pull’, a newly commissioned work by John, written for acclaimed viol consort Fretwork.
The world premiere of the newly composed piece was broadcast at 7.00pm on Thursday 5th November from the LIFEM website -link below:
https://lifem.org/pages/fretwork-in-concert
http://www.lifem.org

This isn’t the first time that John’s music has been performed at LIFEM, his hauntingly beautiful Amores Pasados, settings of three Spanish poems were performed by tenor John Potter …

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[29 Oct 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,465 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES LIFEM PREMIERE FOR NOV 5/LZ NEWS/ REMASTERS – IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO/UNLEDDED NO QUARTER 26 YEARS GONE/PRIORY OF BRION 21 YEARS GONE/JOSE’S ANTHOLOGY/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Here’s something to look forward to…
JOHN PAUL JONES  COMMISSIONED BY LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC
This via JP’s official website:
The London International Festival of Early Music (LIFEM) has just announced the world premiere performance of ‘The Tudor Pull’, a newly commissioned work by John, written for acclaimed viol consort Fretwork.
The world premiere of the newly composed piece will be broadcast at 7.00pm on Thursday 5th November from the LIFEM website -link below:
http://www.lifem.org
This isn’t the first time that John’s music has been performed at LIFEM, his hauntingly beautiful Amores Pasados, settings …

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[22 Oct 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,931 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT 51/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 44/JIMMY INTERVIEW IN ESQUIRE/LZ NEWS/REMASTERS SIGNED BOX SET DISCOVERED/LED ZEP III PART 3/ JAPAN PART 3/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin II – it was 51 years ago today…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 51 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 2020 | 3 Comments | 1,524 views]
THEM CROOKED VULTURES 2010 FOOTAGE FOR TEENAGE CANCER TRUST /JIMMY PAGE IN CLASSIC ROCK/ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHED/REMASTERS 30 YEARS GONE/LED ZEPPELIN III PART 2/LENNON AT 80/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Them Crooked Vultures on YouTube tonight for Teenage Cancer Trust Friday October 16:
Them Crooked Vultures Royal Albert Hall footage screened tomorrow night to aid Teenage Cancer Trust:
 

I was very lucky to be in attendance that night back in March 2010 – here’s the original TBL posting reviewing that night. It brings back a host of memories and I am very much looking forward to seeing the footage tomorrow.
Here’s the link with all the details pf how to view the footage and how to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust
https://teenagecancertrust.org/about-us/our-story/music/unseen
YouTube link …

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[7 Oct 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,913 views]
LED ZEPPELIN III AT 50 LIMITED EDITION SINGLE/ROBERT PLANT INTERVIEW/STAIRWAY COURT CASE/EDDIE VAN HALEN RIP/LZ NEWS/PARIS 1969 IT WAS 51 YEARS AGO/JAPAN 1972/HAYLEY MARTIN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Here’s something to look forward to…
Official Announcement – October 5,2020:
Led Zeppelin III
Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today
Limited Edition Reissue Of “Immigrant Song” Japanese 7” Single
Available For Pre-Order This Thursday
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones released Led Zeppelin III 50 years ago today in the U.S., on October 5, 1970, with the U.K. and other countries following a few weeks later. The band’s third album in less than two years, it would top the charts in several countries – including the U.S. and the U.K. – on its way …

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[1 Oct 2020 | One Comment | 1,873 views]
JPJ THEM CROOKED VULTURES LIVE STREAM TO AID TEENAGE CANCER TRUST/ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP SUBTERRANEA /ROBERT ON LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND/ QQ ZEP CARS/LZ NEWS/JAPAN 1971- 49 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
John Paul Jones – Them Crooked Vultures Live Stream in support of  Teenage Cancer Trust on October 16: 

Previously unseen  footage of Them Crooked Vultures performing at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 will be streamed on YouTube on Friday October 16 at 10pm. This is in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The gig in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust took place at the Royal Albert Hall on March 22,2010. I was very lucky to be in attendance that night – as were a fair few of the TBL crew.
Here’s …

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[24 Sep 2020 | 4 Comments | 2,811 views]
JOHN BONHAM 40 YEARS GONE/JOHN BONHAM A COMMEMORATION 2020 UPDATE/ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/CLASSIC ROCK ZEP IV PODCAST/JIMMY PAGE ON PAUL SMITH/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham 40 Years Gone today…
To mark the 40th anniversary of the passing of John Bonham here’s some personal recollections from myself and long time TBL contributor Gary Davies…
The Optimism, The irony and the Agony
Dave Lewis reflects on the personal impact and aftermath of the events of Thursday September 25th 1980
I was just turned 24 years old and so far 1980 had been a rollercoaster year for me for many reasons.
Back in the early autumn it’s fair to say Tight But Loose, the Led Zeppelin magazine I had established in …