[5 Feb 2016 | One Comment | 724 views]
ROBERT PLANT  & SSS CONCERT FOR BERT GLASGOW/LZ NEWS /75 RETRO/PAUL KANTNER & TERRY WOGAN RIP/DLDIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Bert Inspired: A Concert For Bert Jansch:
Plenty of coverage for the two Robert Plant /Sensational Space Shifters appearances in Glasgow for the Bert Inspired tribute concerts – this review via The Independent:
“What a fantastic combination of music, songs and attitude,” reflected Robert Plant at this first of two evenings at the Celtic Connections festival to pay tribute to the late Glasgow-born, Edinburgh-raised folk-rock guitarist Bert Jansch, five years gone this summer. In Plant’s wistful satisfaction lay both the appeal of Jansch’s output and of this group concert, a model of …

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[5 Feb 2016 | One Comment | 724 views]
ROBERT PLANT  & SSS CONCERT FOR BERT GLASGOW/LZ NEWS /75 RETRO/PAUL KANTNER & TERRY WOGAN RIP/DLDIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Bert Inspired: A Concert For Bert Jansch:
Plenty of coverage for the two Robert Plant /Sensational Space Shifters appearances in Glasgow for the Bert Inspired tribute concerts – this review via The Independent:
“What a fantastic combination of music, songs and attitude,” reflected Robert Plant at this first of two evenings at the Celtic Connections festival to pay tribute to the late Glasgow-born, Edinburgh-raised folk-rock guitarist Bert Jansch, five years gone this summer. In Plant’s wistful satisfaction lay both the appeal of Jansch’s output and of this group concert, a model of …

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[27 Jan 2016 | One Comment | 1,707 views]
CHRIS CHARLESWORTH – WHAT RETIREMENT?/TBL MUGS / TBL BACK ISSUE STARTER PACK/ROBERT & SSS EUROPEAN DATES/LZ NEWS/JIMMY BAIN 1947 – 2016/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Chris Charlesworth: Retirement? What retirement?…
His popularity has never waned…
On Friday, Chris Charlesworth editor in chief at Omnibus Press and former journalist on the Melody Maker, retires from his Omnibus role full time – however, he will be staying as a consultant based at home (more on that later.)
I personally have a lot to thank Chris for.
Back in 1989, he took a punt on commissioning a book about Led Zeppelin that focused on their music at a time when their standing, surprising as it seems now,was hardly guaranteed to bring in the sales.
The book was Led Zeppelin A Celebration …

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[21 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 1,540 views]
TBL 40 ON MAGZTER NEWSSTAND DOWNLOAD/ JPJ ON STAGE IN MEXICO /LZ NEWS/ GIORGIO GOMELSKY, DALE GRIFFIN & GLENN FREY RIP /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Essential Led Zep reading for your iPad, tablet and phone – TBL 40 now available to download via the Magzter newsstand…
 
I am pleased to announce that the recent TBL issue 40 is now available to download via the  Magzter Digital Newsstand .
The new issue now lines up with TBL 39 via Magzter as a digital download for iPad and Android formats.
The Magzter Digital Newsstand is one of the leading multi platform digital newsstand, with 6,000 magazines from 2,500 publishers globally available for sale.
The Tight But Loose magazine has long been established as the key regular Zep written source. …

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[13 Jan 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,636 views]
DAVID BOWIE 1947 -2016/ROBERT AND SSS FOR SOUTHERN STATES US TOUR/BBC 4 MUSIC MOGULS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 ”Bowie was an innovator – a unique artist with a vision that changed the face of music. He is greatly missed”

Jimmy Page – January 11, 2016

David Bowie 1947 – 2016:

I had risen early on Monday morning as usual, feeling positive and keen to get the week’s TBL workload underway. I wrapped some book orders and took them to the post early. On my return It was just after 7am when I turned on the TV..and there it was…the shocking news…

BREAKING NEWS – DAVID BOWIE HAS DIED AGED 69…

David Bowie gone …

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[7 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,187 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY /LZ NEWS LATEST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

On the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 72 on Saturday (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 …

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[3 Jan 2016 | 5 Comments | 1,335 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY – 70 AT 70 – THE TBL PLAYLIST

 

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 70th Birthday:
John Paul Jones is 70 today (January 3)…
Throughout the past 12 months, John has again moved effortlessly between differing projects and collaborations –  and along the way, there was continued work on his opera project which may well see the light of day this year.
He remains the consummate musician – his work within Led Zeppelin and without, has constantly produced moments of sheer genius – to mark this landmark birthday, together with Richard Grubb, I have compiled a list in chronological order of …

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[30 Dec 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,677 views]
IAN FRASER KILMISTER 1945 -2015/END OF YEAR ROUND UP – HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Ian Fraser Kilmister 1945 – 2015:
“There is no easy way to say this. Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.
“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness – there aren’t words.
“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please, play …

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[24 Dec 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,728 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/BOLESKINE HOUSE FIRE/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY 1972 CHRISTMAS RETRO REFLECTIONS/ /DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is upon us – and 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!) – and there may be another Zep related clothing accessory to parade (thanks Mr Lodge). 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 …

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[17 Dec 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,822 views]
TBL 40 OUT ON THE STREETS/JIMMY PAGE RADIO 2 JOHNNIE WALKER INTERVIEW/JPJ NEWS/ GOLDEN LION 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

TBL issue 40 – out on the streets: 
TBL 40 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 40 is out on the streets – as of Tuesday, every subscriber copy and pre order is 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 40 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, …

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[10 Dec 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,458 views]
TBL 40 IN THE HOUSE/ROBERT PLANT CONTRIBUTES TO BRITISH RED CROSS LONG ROAD PROJECT/02 REUNION EIGHT YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 40 In the house – and coming your way soon:
The 40th issue of the Tight But Loose magazine is in the house. The task to pack them and distribute them all via Royal Mail is now underway.
UK copies will begin filtering out from today – I aim to have all UK copies in transit by the middle of next week.  Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and the rest of the world copies will follow and will be in the post as fast as I can humanly get them there. Hopefully the majority …