[12 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,359 views]
ROBERT PLANT LOVE ROCKS IN NYC/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – BELFAST 1971 AND 2001/LZ STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MASTERS UK TOUR/HAL BLAINE & DAVE LAING RIP/CODA BEDFORD REVIEW/AUGUST 4 TBL EVENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant at  Love Rocks NYC, The Beacon Theatre, New York City, March 7th, 2019:
TBL on the spot report from Dave Roberts…
Back in January, tickets went on sale for the 3rd annual Love Rocks NYC. This is an organization that prepares and delivers meals to residents of New York City that are very ill, and can not prepare meals for themselves.
When I saw that Robert Plant was headlining, partnered with my wife Cindy’s birthday, I immediately headed to Ticketmaster . Much to my surprise, I was able to purchase …

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[12 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,359 views]
ROBERT PLANT LOVE ROCKS IN NYC/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – BELFAST 1971 AND 2001/LZ STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MASTERS UK TOUR/HAL BLAINE & DAVE LAING RIP/CODA BEDFORD REVIEW/AUGUST 4 TBL EVENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant at  Love Rocks NYC, The Beacon Theatre, New York City, March 7th, 2019:
TBL on the spot report from Dave Roberts…
Back in January, tickets went on sale for the 3rd annual Love Rocks NYC. This is an organization that prepares and delivers meals to residents of New York City that are very ill, and can not prepare meals for themselves.
When I saw that Robert Plant was headlining, partnered with my wife Cindy’s birthday, I immediately headed to Ticketmaster . Much to my surprise, I was able to purchase …

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[5 Mar 2019 | No Comment | 1,176 views]
FATE OF NATIONS RSD/TBL 44 LATEST/ROBERT PLANT SAVING GRACE IN LEEDS/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 5/TBL ARCHIVE BELFAST 71 AND PAGE & PLANT IN ISTANBUL 98/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ROBERT PLANT FATE OF NATIONS – LIMITED EDITION VINYL LINED UP FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2019:
Here is the Record Store Day release info for the announcement of much welcomed Robert Plant Fate Of Nations reissue:  
This special limited edition 180gm black vinyl of Fate of Nations is being re-issued on Robert Plant’s own record label Es Paranza around Earth Day. All profits from the sale of this record will be given to Robert Plant’s nominated Environmental charity. The album title and the artwork of the original 1993 is focussed on the impacts …

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[27 Feb 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,759 views]
ROBERT PLANT SAVING GRACE IN ST ALBANS/DL INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/LZ PLAYLIST PROGRAMME LAUNCHED/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 44 YEARS GONE/MARK HOLLIS RIP/CODA BEDFORD GIG/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Saving Grace featuring Robert Plant-  The Alban Arena Friday February 22, 2019…
TBL on the spot report:
Saving Grace – Back To The Future…
Dateline : September 25,1999:
The Priory of Brion – The Boardwalk, Sheffield.
From backstage right Robert strides on as Kevyn Gammond strikes up the moody intro of Season of the witch
‘’When I look out my window
Many sights to see’’
Those are the words Robert Plant utters as he walks up to the mic
It sounds so right Simple as that it’s evident from the first note that Robert’s voice is as powerful an instrument …

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[20 Feb 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,634 views]
ROBERT PLANT SAVING GRACE IN BATH/TBL ISSUE 44 LATEST/LZ NEWS/GLASGOW 1972/ EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY PART 4 /ZAVVI RETAIL TEN YEARS GONE/HARLEQUIN RECORDS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Saving Grace featuring Robert Plant –Saturday February 16, 2019
The Forum, Bath
TBL on the spot report by Rob Whitmarsh:
Less than a month ago an unknown band called Saving Grace performed their debut gig at a very low-key show at Bishop’s Castle on January 25th 2019. Their line-up sounded very promising though, as the band consisted of: Suzi Dian (vocals), Tony Kelsey (guitar and mandolin), Matt Worley (banjo), Oli Jefferson (percussion), and Robert Plant (vocals).
I’ve heard of that male singer before and have been following his musical reinventions for decades, so when …

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[13 Feb 2019 | 8 Comments | 1,517 views]
TBL ISSUE 44 OUT ON THE STREETS/TBL ISSUE 1 AT 40/ LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY 3/ TBL ARCHIVE 1975/VALENTINES DAY/GORDON BANKS RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 44 – HOT OFF THE PRESS …AND OUT ON THE STREETS:
TBL issue 44 is hot off the press and out on the streets…
I’ve been extremely busy in the TBL distribution centre (our dining room actually!) sticking on stamps and labels and packing the pre -orders ready to leave here.
TBL distribution update:

All UK pre-orders left here on Tuesday and are now in transit – they should begin to arrive over the next two or three days. A bulk of the overseas copies are also now in transit – I hope to have all …

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[5 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 1,663 views]
JPJ FOR 100 CLUB/ROBERT SAVING GRACE WITH FAIRPORT/TBL KNEBWORTH 40 YEARS GONE EVENT/TBL ISSUE 44/ROCK CANDY/LZ NEWS/GET THE LED OUT/JIMMY PAGE TELECASTER/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/QUIREBOYS/HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR FOY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant and John Paul Jones gigs announced:

John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM: March 28, 2019 – 100 Club London.
A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time – for perhaps the only time – all to benefit Resonance FM! As co-founder and legendary multi-instrumentalist with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones needs no introduction. A restless and radical musical innovator for over half a century – as composer, arranger, and producer across genres ranging from pop to opera …

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[30 Jan 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,405 views]
TBL ISSUE 44 ON THE WAY SOON/ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE/JOHN BONHAM -A CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL DETAILS/ EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN COMMENTARY PART 2 1970/ 7 NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN 1977/THE BEATLES/BUDDY HOLLY/PLANET ROCK/VIP FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 44 – ON THE WAY SOON:
40 years ago in January 1979, I was busy handwriting the first Led Zeppelin TBL magazine in my bedroom. I had already run a couple of adverts in Sounds and NME and the initial orders were filtering in. It was scheduled to be published on February 10,1979.
40 years on, here I am in early 2019 – just as I was in early 1979, ready to publish another issue of the magazine I created to form a platform of communication between Led Zeppelin fans across the …

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[23 Jan 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,833 views]
LED ZEPPELIN 1 – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ TED McKENNA RIP/MARK BLAKE EVENT/BBC RADIO LONDON/VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin 1 – it was 50 years ago this week.. to mark the 50th anniversary of the debut Led Zeppelin here’s some facts, figures and thoughts on it all…
January 20, 1969 – Led Zeppelin debut album released:
Despite often being attributed to either Sunday, January 12, 1969 or Friday, January 17, 1969, the correct “official” release date of the debut album might well have been Monday, January 20, 1969. As Mike Tremaglio flagged to me – this release date was referenced in an Atlantic Records memo accompanying white label advance LPs …

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[16 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,987 views]
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE/CLASSIC ROCK RADIO INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ COMMENTARY /MICK BONHAM RIP/RADIO LONDON /CODA IN MK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The new issue of Classic Rock:
As mentioned last week, on the occasion of Jimmy Page’s Birthday last Wednesday – how fitting it was to see this new issue of Classic Rock on the newsagent shelves.
This new issue of Classic Rock has a supplement Led Zeppelin The Birth of A Legend 50th Anniversary Special. This includes a feature on their early days and the making of Led Zeppelin 1 by Mick Wall and an introduction piece that sets the scene about their impact on the US by Mike Tremaglio and… myself …

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[9 Jan 2019 | 3 Comments | 2,024 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/NEW ISSUE OF CLASSIC ROCK /DAVID BOWIE THREE YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 75 today (January 9th)
In a career that has spanned over six decades, he has more than made his mark when it comes to the art of rock guitar playing.
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.  Always inventive and with a brilliant ear for production values, Jimmy Page is the epitome of …