[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 869 views]
THEN AS IT WAS – LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 1979 BOOK RELAUNCH/ LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FILM STORY /ELVIS BOOK EXTRACT 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979
To mark the forthcoming 38th anniversary of the Led Zeppelin Knebworth concerts I am relaunching the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin at Knebworth book.
The book is available at a bargain price of £10 plus postage and packing.
If you have yet to indulge here is a full background of the contents:
Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 Written and compiled by Dave Lewis.
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The contents…
Hardback style book in the same size as the Feather In The Wind book …

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[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 869 views]
THEN AS IT WAS – LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 1979 BOOK RELAUNCH/ LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FILM STORY /ELVIS BOOK EXTRACT 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979
To mark the forthcoming 38th anniversary of the Led Zeppelin Knebworth concerts I am relaunching the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin at Knebworth book.
The book is available at a bargain price of £10 plus postage and packing.
If you have yet to indulge here is a full background of the contents:
Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 Written and compiled by Dave Lewis.
……………………….
The contents…
Hardback style book in the same size as the Feather In The Wind book …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jul 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,354 views]
TBL ISSUES 1, 2 AND 3 / DAVE LEWIS INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN LONDON FIVE YEARS GONE/SEATTLE KINGDOME 40 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 TBL issues 1,2 and 3…

 I was alerted over the weekend to an eBay sale that involved the original first three copies of the Tight But Loose magazine.

The three issues clocked up a high price with issue one attaining a £227 price tag, issue 2 £113 and issue three £130 –a combined total of £470.
Not bad for three A5 photocopied magazines written, designed and laid out in my bedroom during a twelve month period spanning October 1978 through to October 1979.
This comment regarding the eBay sale of the first three TBL …

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[13 Jul 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,368 views]
TBL ARCHIVE OVER EUROPE 1980 AND FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ LIVE AID 32 YEARS GONE/ ROBERT PLANT LONDON FORUM FIVE YEARS GONE/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS EARLS COURT BOOK LIMITED A SALE/ ELVIS CAUGHT IN A TRAP EXTRACT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Retro Archive: Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: it was 37 years ago…
Concluding the TBL retro archive features on the final Led Zeppelin tour as chronicled in the Feather In The Wind Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book.
This is my overview of the gigs that I caught – this extract picks up the on stage action in Munich on July 5, 1980 for what would be their penultimate show with John Bonham…
When the house lights dim some 15 minutes later, I get the most incredible buzz from hearing the Wembley-like …

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[5 Jul 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,731 views]
ROBERT PLANT PICTURES AT ELEVEN AT 35/ FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/RECORD COLLECTOR FEATURE/PAUL KOSSOFF BOOK/02 REUNION PIC REQUEST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive: Robert Plant  Pictures At Eleven album 35 years gone… 
To mark the 35th anniversary of Robert Plant’s landmark debut album – here’s an extensive feature I wrote back in 2002. That album remains one of the most crucial of his long career and still sounds every bit as exciting and fresh as it did back in the summer of 1982.
Pictures at Eleven – Still vivid at  35
Robert Plant’s first solo album was a personal  career watershed to rival Led Zep 1 
For the former singer in the biggest band …

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[28 Jun 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,458 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – HOW THE WEST WAS WON & US TOUR 1977 PART 2 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To celebrate this anniversary, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour …

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[21 Jun 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,424 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK RELAUNCH /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 2003 DVD FEEDBACK AND LA FORUM 1977 / CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ELVIS BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th 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 am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note -stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Jun 2017 | 12 Comments | 1,552 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AND JOHN BONHAM FOR BLUE PLAQUES /TBL ARCHIVE -DVD 2003 FEEDBACK /LZ NEWS/BAD COMPANY REISSUES/ HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Led Zeppelin and John Bonham to be honoured with Blue Plaques:
This one just in via Chronicle Live
The Mayfair Ballroom is being awarded the special honour by BBC Newcastle – announced in conjunction with The British Plaque Trust – to mark BBC Music Day.
It’s been picked for the commemoration because it was the venue where the band that went on to become Led Zeppelin made its UK debut on October 4, 1968.
Musician Laidlaw – who himself appeared on the bill that same night in his own early group Downtown Faction – …

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[7 Jun 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,073 views]
LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK/TBL ARCHIVE 1- THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE 2 STORYTELLERS 2002/JPJ IN CHURCH/ROBERT ON BBC RADIO/ LZ NEWS/SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK:
I watched the first news reports of the terrible terrorist attack in London late on Saturday night and then woke on Sunday to hear the full extent of the horror that unfolded around London Bridge and Borough Market – totally shocking.
Thoughts and a prayers go out to all those affected by yet another senseless attack….
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TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1 – THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE –  14 YEARS GONE:
It’s now some  14 years ago that Jimmy Page unlocked the Led Zeppelin film archive to present the five hour double DVD set simply …

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[31 May 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,591 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ICONS OF THE HALL EVENT – BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FOOTAGE DISCUSSION – JULIE FELIX LIVE /LZ NEWS/GREGG ALLMAN RIP/ SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham – on the occasion of his birthday…
Today Wednesday May 31 marks the 69th 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…”
Looking ahead, there will be the permanent marking of his legacy when the John Bonham Memorial Fund led statue project comes to fruition – this will see a statue of John Bonham erected in his home …

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[23 May 2017 | 14 Comments | 1,617 views]
MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK/CELEBRATION DAYS CONVENTION 25 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP EARLS COURT 42 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ CHRIS CORNELL RIP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK:
I watched the breaking news of the appalling terrorist bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the early hours of Tuesday morning and woke up yesterday to the stark reality of it all. That so many young people should endure these terrifying scenes  shown on the news after attending a concert is just beyond words… and that so many have lost their lives and been injured only enhances the bewilderment and hurt we all feel by this senseless action.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all …