[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 633 views]
TBL LED ZEP ’75 SNAPSHOT/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN ’77/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:
With the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975    Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975. They will run periodically on the TBL Facebook pages and on the TBL website.
This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 633 views]
TBL LED ZEP ’75 SNAPSHOT/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN ’77/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:
With the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975    Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975. They will run periodically on the TBL Facebook pages and on the TBL website.
This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to …

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[22 Jan 2015 | 8 Comments | 2,300 views]
TBL LED ZEP ’75 SNAPSHOT/ HOUSES ROUGH MIX PREVIEW/ JOE JAMMER THE LOST ALBUM/ FLASHBACK MAG/ HI-FI LOUNGE TBL EVENT / DL DIARY UPDATE/ DEREK WATSON RIP

TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:
With the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975    Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975. They will run periodically on the TBL Facebook pages and on the TBL website.
This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to …

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[15 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | 1,838 views]
TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/ ROBERT PLANT US FESTIVAL DATES/ HISTORY OF JB’S CLUB BOOK REVIEW / HONEYDRIPPERS RETURN REVISITED/ DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:
With the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975. They will run periodically on the TBL Facebook pages and on the TBL website.
This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to the …

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[9 Jan 2015 | 8 Comments | 2,541 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/EARLS COURT BOOK PROJECT DETAILS/DL DIARY UPDATE

On the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 71 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. …

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[8 Jan 2015 | 17 Comments | 2,126 views]
LED ZEPPELIN PHYSICAL GRAFFITI REISSUE – FULL DETAILS ANNOUNCED – FEBRUARY 23RD RELEASE DATE SET – THE COUNTDOWN COMMENCES…

Atlantic/Swan Song have today officially announced the full details, track listing, formats and release date of the next Led Zeppelin reissue – this will be a stand alone release of Physical Graffiti with a bonus companion disc  – due on the 40th anniversary of its original release in February 1975.
Here is all the info via the official press release:
Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Arrives Exactly 40 Years After Debut,
Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio
Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available February 23
The …

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[3 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | 1,715 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ TBL 2015 PLANS AHEAD INCLUDING NEW BOOK PROJECT/DL DIARY UPDATE

John Paul Jones – On the occasion of his birthday:
John Paul Jones is 69 today (January 3rd)
Throughout the past 12 months, John has again moved effortlessly between differing projects and collaborations.  Occasional work with Seasick Steve, Supersilent and Minibus Pimps plus an album with the latter unit – well received touring activity with Dave Rawlings Machine and along the way, there was continued work on his opera project – The Ghost Sonata, based on a Strindberg work.
He remains the consummate musician – his work within Led Zeppelin and without, has constantly produced moments of …

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[31 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,479 views]
A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ 2014 END OF YEAR ROUND UP/DL DIARY UPDATE

So that was the year that was …and in terms of being a Led Zeppelin fan -it’s been a simply incredible 12 months.
The arrival of the first three Led Zeppelin album reissues in June followed by Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy in October caused much excitement.
A live album from 1969, unreleased music , alternate versions and mixes – and Jimmy Page undertaking a promotional campaign of some magnitude.
Through his relentless telling of what happened in the studio and how, we all now understand the process Led Zeppelin undertook to create this …

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[24 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,489 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/ALLY PALLY & REMASTERS RETRO REFLECTIONS/ JOE COCKER 1944 -2014/DAVE LEWIS DIARY UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is upon us it’s that final rush to get everything sorted for the next few days.
As is customary on Christmas Eve here – I’ll be wearing my Led Zeppelin Winterland 1969 tie brought for me by Larry Ratner in 1992 (hi Larry!) After all the intense TBL activity of recent weeks, it will be great to unwind today in the company of visiting friends and along the way a beer or two may be drunk in one or two local pubs.
And what a period of …

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[19 Dec 2014 | 6 Comments | 1,698 views]
HIPGNOSIS PORTRAITS BOOK/EARLS COURT THE FINAL GIG/JIMMY PAGE CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/ THE FIRST REUNION 1981/DL DIARY UPDATE

With Christmas nigh on upon us – here’s a Zep related book that comes well recommended:
Hipgnosis Portraits: Aubrey Powell – Foreword by Robert Plant (Thames and Hudson)
The Hipgnosis design team of Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell,  Storm Thorgerson and Peter Chrstopherson were responsible for countless iconic album sleeve designs and posters. In this weighty hardback volume, Aubrey Powell narrates the story of how they came to produce this starling body of work.
Aubrey was working on this book when I interviewed him back in the spring of 2013. The end result is a fascinating snapshot of in progress sketches, …

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[11 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,929 views]
02 REUNION SEVEN YEARS GONE/TBL CHRISTMAS GIFTS/ JB’S CLUB BOOK/IPSWICH POSTER/DL DIARY UDATE

TBL celebrates Led Zeppelin at the 02 –seven years gone:
One concert…one night…one event…seven years gone…seven million memories: 
Here are my initial post gig thoughts that were posted on the TBL website the day after:
WELCOME TO PLANET ZEPPELIN – IT FELT PRETTY GOOD UP THERE….
INITIAL O2 THOUGHTS…
Just got back from Planet Zeppelin. That’s the only appropriate phrase to describe the incredible vibe that has prevailed at the Millennium Dome / O2 over the past two days.
Where to start?
The amazing experience of being lucky enough to attend the open rehearsal on Sunday afternoon.
The …