[23 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 2,236 views]
PROUD CHELSEA GALLERY LED ZEPPELIN PHOTO EXHIBITION/ FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE/FINAL THREE REISSUES MEDIA/OVER EUROPE 1980/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – From The Beginning 1963 – 1975 Photo Exhibition at Proud Chelsea Gallery:
A photo exhibition ‘Led Zeppelin from the Beginning 1963 – 1975’ is launching this August at the Proud Chelsea Gallery in London.  The exhibition is an exploration of Led Zeppelin’s progression from the musical experimentations of their ancestors,The Yardbirds, to the rock band fronted by Jimmy Page which quickly gained international acclaim. The exhibition will feature photography by former Yardbird Chris Dreja, as well as renowned music photographers Michael Brennan and Lynn Goldsmith.
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[23 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 2,236 views]
PROUD CHELSEA GALLERY LED ZEPPELIN PHOTO EXHIBITION/ FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE/FINAL THREE REISSUES MEDIA/OVER EUROPE 1980/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – From The Beginning 1963 – 1975 Photo Exhibition at Proud Chelsea Gallery:
A photo exhibition ‘Led Zeppelin from the Beginning 1963 – 1975’ is launching this August at the Proud Chelsea Gallery in London.  The exhibition is an exploration of Led Zeppelin’s progression from the musical experimentations of their ancestors,The Yardbirds, to the rock band fronted by Jimmy Page which quickly gained international acclaim. The exhibition will feature photography by former Yardbird Chris Dreja, as well as renowned music photographers Michael Brennan and Lynn Goldsmith.
‘Led Zeppelin from the Beginning 1963 …

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[16 Jul 2015 | 9 Comments | 2,161 views]
ROBERT PLANT AT CANNOCK/TBL 39/ LIVE AID 30 YEARS GONE/OVER EUROPE 1980/RAMBLE ON RADIO/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant at Cannock  – July 11, 2015 – Forest Live:
An awesome night in the company of Robert Plant on the second of two summer UK gigs. A intimate crowd of fans, families and children together with an opening act consisting entirely of 11 year olds gave the concert the air of a welcoming British village fete. Seeing Robert this relaxed reminded me of his memorable Priory of Brion UK gigs.
With Robert only a short drive from his home this was very much a hometown gig for him and he excelled tonight …

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[9 Jul 2015 | 13 Comments | 1,858 views]
TBL 39 OUT ON THE STREETS/  IN THE EVENING PREVIEW/ROBERT PLANT AT LUDLOW FESTIVAL/ JERRY WEINTRAUB 1937 – 2015/RAMBLE ON PODCAST/OVER EUROPE 1980/DL DIARY UPDATE.

TBL Issue 39 Out On the Streets: 
TBL 39 is out on the streets.
I have spent the past few days packing the TBL 39 issue ready to be shipped out to over 30 countries across the globe.I counted them all in and I’ll be counting them all out…
State of play so far is as follows: All UK copies will be in transit by the weekend and should be landing on UK doormats imminently.  Europe, USA, Canada and the rest of the world copies will filter out over the weekend and into next week.
 
TBL …

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[2 Jul 2015 | 7 Comments | 2,184 views]
TBL 39 ON THE WAY SOON/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS FEEDBACK/JIMMY INTERVIEWS/ROBERT FOREST GIGS/OVER EUROPE 1980/ CHRIS SQUIRE 1948 -2015/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL 39 Coming your way soon…
TBL 39 is a wrap – Designer Mick Lowe and I signed it off on Monday and it’s now at the printers. Distribution should commence at the end of next week. We really went some to get this one finished -we had done a little work on it early in the year but that all got way laid when we began the Earls Court project – and it  was only after the Five Glorious Nights book was completed in early May that we got down to …

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[26 Jun 2015 | 5 Comments | 2,322 views]
JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN TBL 39/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE /OVER EUROPE 35 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE/

TBL 39 Announcement:
Jimmy Page talks about the companion disc audio content of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues in an exclusive TBL interview…
I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine –issue 39  due to ship in July will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview.
I recorded this with Jimmy last Thursday afternoon during a day of media interviews he gave at Olympic Studios in Barnes.
Jimmy was on great form – the interview was a lot less rushed than my encounter with his last October. It took the form …

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[21 Jun 2015 | 10 Comments | 1,685 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980/FINAL REISSUES UPDATE/ROBERT PLANT MORE US DATES/HOWARD MYLETT FOUR YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 35 years Gone
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I have reduced the price of the Feather In the Wind book for a limited period to just £8 including postage and packing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour at a bargain price – yet …

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[17 Jun 2015 | 15 Comments | 3,825 views]
PRESENCE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR /CODA OLYMPIC STUDIOS PLAYBACK EVENT REPORT PLUS EXCLUSIVE TBL TRACK BY TRACK COMPLETE COMPANION DISCS PREVIEW

Presence/In Through The Out Door/Coda Olympic Studios Playback Event:
 Tuesday June 16, 2015
Olympic Studios – Barnes, London. 
Hosted by Jimmy Page
Yesterday I attended the Presence/In Through The Out Door/Coda Olympic Studios Playback Event hosted by Jimmy Page at Olympic Studios in Barnes London.
Ten tracks were previewed – superbly edited together by Jimmy.
They were played on the stunning sound system arranged by Olympic’s Chris Kimsey, against a backdrop of equally stunning photos and visuals brilliantly put together by Warner Music’s Jason Morais. Jimmy then conducted a very entertaining  Q and A session hosted …

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[11 Jun 2015 | 14 Comments | 2,301 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 -35 YEARS GONE/ FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS VIDEO TRAILER/ SUGAR MAMA/TFI FRIDAY/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 35 years Gone
Next week marks the 35th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I have reduced the price of the Feather In the Wind book for a limited period to just £8 including postage and packing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour at a bargain price – yet …

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[8 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,680 views]
SUGAR MAMA : THE SUMMER OF LED ZEPPELIN 2015 STARTS HERE…

The Guardian exclusive preview of the previously unreleased Sugar Mama – from the forthcoming reissue of Coda: 
Sugar Mama: The summer of Led Zeppelin 2015 starts here…
What we are listening to here takes us right back to the beginning of this often barely believable story. With a mere handful of gigs under their belts (they had played a short tour of Scandinavia the previous month) the four musicians working under the current assumption of being a new Yardbirds line up but about to change their name to the much grander Led Zeppelin, are ensconced …

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[5 Jun 2015 | 6 Comments | 1,932 views]
FINAL LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS LATEST/ ROBERT PLANT US TOUR/JEFF STRAWMAN LED ZEPPELIN GEAR BOOK/DL DIARY UPDATE

 
 
Led Zeppelin – The Final Three Reissues:
Saving the best to last….
It takes just one announcement for them to be the most popular band in the word today…still…
That is how it was on Wednesday following the unveiling of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues. The reaction was completely overwhelming. It was another of those times when you realise just how much this thing means to so many people.
How pleasing too that the general consensus of opinion is a big thumbs up in terms of the Companion Disc content – particularly for Coda.
I think this …