[23 Jun 2016 | 5 Comments | 2,203 views]
LED ZEPPELIN WIN STAIRWAY COURT CASE/LZ NEWS/ JOHN BONHAM TOP TEN/LA FORUM 1977/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

“We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years. We appreciate our fans’ support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us,” Jimmy Page and Robert Plant – June 23, 2016
Stop press: Led Zeppelin win Stairway To Heaven court case:
Reason has prevailed…
This report via Rolling Stone.com
Led Zeppelin have won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they had plagiarized the music to …

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[23 Jun 2016 | 5 Comments | 2,203 views]
LED ZEPPELIN WIN STAIRWAY COURT CASE/LZ NEWS/ JOHN BONHAM TOP TEN/LA FORUM 1977/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

“We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years. We appreciate our fans’ support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us,” Jimmy Page and Robert Plant – June 23, 2016
Stop press: Led Zeppelin win Stairway To Heaven court case:
Reason has prevailed…
This report via Rolling Stone.com
Led Zeppelin have won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they had plagiarized the music to …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 2,299 views]
STAIRWAY COURT CASE/TBL 41 MORE FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/ HOWARD MYLETT FIVE YEARS GONE/HENRY McCULLOUGH 1943 -2016/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Stairway To Heaven Court Case: 
The Stairway To Heaven court case has begun in Los Angeles and as expected, there’s been a barrage of media coverage.
This report of the opening of proceedings via The Guardian:
The opening to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven transfixed the venue but Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not sing or jam guitar.
It was a courtroom, not a concert, and they sat in silence, accused of stealing arguably the most famous riff of the most famous anthem in rock.
The British duo, sporting dark suits and ponytails, sat …

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[9 Jun 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,824 views]
TBL 41 OUT ON THE STREETS/ LZ NEWS /PAGE  & PLANT PARIS 21 YEARS GONE/BETTY SQUIRE 1926 -2016/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Issue 41 – Out On The Streets – initial feedback:
TBL 41 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 41 is out on the streets –  as of  last Tuesday, every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit. The pic below shows the scene at the main Bedford Royal Mail sorting office as I dropped the bulk of them off.

TBL 41 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, …

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[2 Jun 2016 | 7 Comments | 2,103 views]
JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/TBL 41 LATEST – OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/BAD CO UK TOUR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham – on the occasion of his birthday…
Tuesday May 31 marked the 68th birthday of John Bonham…
Over the past  couple of year the Led Zeppelin Reissue programme has only gone to heighten John’s s percussive contribution and lasting legacy – as Jimmy remarked ”Listening to John Bonham, well that always makes me simile…”
The listing below are prime selections from throughout the Zep catalogue that unanimously reflect the remarkable standards he set. I’m sure I won’t be the only ones searching out these performances to play this weekend in celebration of the …

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[27 May 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,064 views]
TBL 41 IN THE HOUSE /ROBERT PLANT OUT OF MELTDOWN/ LZ NEWS/ EARLS COURT MAY 23 – 24 – 25 41 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 LATEST:
TBL 41 is in the house …
Over the next few days, I will be commencing the distribution of this issue to over 35 countries.  I am hoping to get to this task as soon as possible – obviously we have a lot going on here in the light of Betty’s sad passing – and I will be working around what we need to do here regarding funeral arrangements etc..
Suffice to say it will be coming your way soon…and looking over it, there’s a host of fresh TBL news, views and features. …

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[20 May 2016 | 18 Comments | 2,833 views]
TBL 41 LATEST/BP FALLON/ LZ NEWS/EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 41 YEARS GONE/BAD CO LIVE /SAD NEWS HERE…

TBL 41 Latest:
TBL 41 is very nearly a design wrap and will be ready for printing very soon.
The last part of the TBL 41 jig-saw has been the interview with BP Fallon..
BP Fallon holds a unique status in the world of rock’n’roll. The affectionately know Beep initially made his mark on Irish TV. He moved to London in the late 60s and over the next few years he worked with a host of artists in a PR capacity –notably King Crimson, T Rex and Led Zeppelin. He would later link up with …

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[12 May 2016 | No Comment | 2,130 views]
TBL 41 LATEST/LZ NEWS/PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT 1975/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
TBL 41 Latest:
There’s been many an hour spent checking and rechecking the text these past few days and the final few pages of design are underway. Mick Lowe at StudioMix has done another fantastic job in bringing it all alive.
Many thanks to all those who have re-subscribed in the past few days. An email has gone out to target all lapsed subscribers to remind them that now is the time to get back on board for issues 41, 42 and 43.
Just to reiterate:
IMPORTANT
Firstly if you have been a previous TBL …

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[6 May 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,742 views]
TBL 41 DUE SOON WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW JOHN PAUL JONES INTERVIEW AND MORE!/ROBERT PLANT JOINS DEBORAH BONHAM/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE FORTHCOMING TBL ISSUE 41:
Here’s the line up for the forthcoming issue of the Tight But Loose magazine – issue 41…
TBL World Exclusive – new interview with John Paul Jones:
JPJ  talks opera, Led Zep reissues, 60s sessions, plans ahead and more in this exclusive new interview with Dave Lewis
A TBL catch up with Mr John Paul Jones has been long overdue so it was delight to hear his dulcet tones down the phone line on a recent spring Thursday morning. This interview can only be found in TBL …

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[27 Apr 2016 | 10 Comments | 2,723 views]
TBL 41 DETAILS SOON/PRINCE 1958 -2016 / LZ NEWS/WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 18 YEARS GONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 UPDATE: 
Full details of the forthcoming TBL issue 41 will be announced this afternoon May 6 at 3pm GMT… 
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Prince 1958 – 2016:

Just as last week’s TBL website update was being posted, the shocking and sad news that Prince had passed away aged 57 came through.
Another musical legend’s light has gone out…
The music of Prince defined the 1980s -brash, uncompromising, flashy, full of colour and excess.
His music first came to my notice in 1983. This was when I was ensconced in music retail. The Warner Brothers rep who called on the record store …

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[21 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,367 views]
BUXTON ’94/LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM TOUR DATES/FLASHBACK MAGAZINE/ RSD/ PRINCE RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant at the Alexis Korner benefit show at Buxton Opera House April 17 1994 – 22 years gone:
22 years ago this week, I was lucky enough to be at the Brixton Opera House. The occasion was a tribute show to Alexis Korner – it heralded the beginning of the Page & Plant re- alliance – they would go on to produce the Unledded project in the summer. Watching these old devils run though I Can’t Quite You Baby with Charlie Jones on bass and the late great …