[22 Feb 2024 | 2 Comments | 604 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/JIMMY PAGE GIBSON LINK UP/LZ NEWS/TBL ZEP US TOUR 75 SNAPSHOT/ ZEPFAN PODCAST LATEST/WINGS BAND ON THE RUN 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti it was 49 years ago…
It’s been a week of here of celebrating the 49th anniversary of  Physical Graffiti  and I’ve been playing various versions of the album and rounded up the reviews and wallowed in the sheer nostalgia of such a great period so here’s various snapshots of what I have felt and still feel about my favourite album of all time – and maybe yours too…
First to back track to the 2015 reissue…
So some DL thoughts:
To backtrack 49 years: My Physical Graffiti:
Physical Graffiti. The very title indicated something …

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[22 Feb 2024 | 2 Comments | 604 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/JIMMY PAGE GIBSON LINK UP/LZ NEWS/TBL ZEP US TOUR 75 SNAPSHOT/ ZEPFAN PODCAST LATEST/WINGS BAND ON THE RUN 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti it was 49 years ago…
It’s been a week of here of celebrating the 49th anniversary of  Physical Graffiti  and I’ve been playing various versions of the album and rounded up the reviews and wallowed in the sheer nostalgia of such a great period so here’s various snapshots of what I have felt and still feel about my favourite album of all time – and maybe yours too…
First to back track to the 2015 reissue…
So some DL thoughts:
To backtrack 49 years: My Physical Graffiti:
Physical Graffiti. The very title indicated something …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[14 Feb 2024 | One Comment | 977 views]
ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS US TOUR DATES/LED ZEPPELIN1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/VALENTINES DAY/LABYRINTH BOOK REVIEW/STEVE WRIGHT RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss US Tour Dates… 
This via LZ News…
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have confirmed that they will tour the US and Canada in June and August, beginning with a performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 2.
The pair will tour throughout June and August before ending the tour with a performance on September 1.
Plant and Krauss were interviewed by Rolling Stone about the 2024 tour.
Here are all the Plant and Krauss 2024 US and Canada tour dates:

June 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 4 – Camdenton, Missouri
June 5 – Lincoln, Nebraska
June …

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[7 Feb 2024 | One Comment | 919 views]
ROBERT PLANT SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN BLACKPOOL WITH DEBORAH BONHAM BAND/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT TEENAGE CANCER TRUST GIG 2002 – IT WAS 22 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Surprise appearance by Robert Plant on Friday February 2  at the UK Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival at the Winter Gardens Blackpool…

Robert Plant  joined the Deborah Bonham Band with Pete Bullick on the Blues Matters stage last Friday February 2 to perform The Lemon Song, Money and Ramble On – Suzi Dian from Saving Grace also on stage – many thanks to Paul Hazza Harrison for info and pics…

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LZ News

Led Zeppelin News Update:
Here’s the latest round up from LZ News:

Led Zeppelin

We revealed Led Zeppelin’s full original recording contract from 1968
Earlier …

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[1 Feb 2024 | 2 Comments | 675 views]
1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ LZ NEWS/SAVING GRACE FOR CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL/LED ZEPPELIN IT WAS 55 YEARS AGO/TBL BACK ISSUES/ RETRO CHARTS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive – it was 48 years ago…
TBL Led Zep 1975  Snapshot: Number Five:
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6th,1975
MONTREAL, CANADA
MONTREAL FORUM
Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Heartbreaker
Snapshot Listen:- How it sounds now:

I have this on the 1975 World Tour vinyl double album and the When The Levee breaks /World Tour ’75 CD set. I’ve always had a bit of affection for the World Tour bootleg …

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[24 Jan 2024 | No Comment | 1,035 views]
LED ZEPPELIN I – 55 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/1975 SNAPSHOT/MY SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN 1977/ROBERT PLANT LEICESTER 1988/DAVID CROSBY ONE YEAR GONE/VICTORIA VIP RECORD FAIR/BOB HARRIS & COLIN HALL/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin 1 – it was 55 years ago this week.. to mark the 55th 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 …

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[18 Jan 2024 | 3 Comments | 970 views]
ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SAVING GRACE FEATURING SUZI DIAN SPRING TOUR /1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – JIMMY PAGE EXCLUSIVE TBL INTERVIEW FROM 2014/ANNIE NIGHTINGALE RIP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Never Ending Spring 2024… 
More UK dates for Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian -tickets on sale January 19…
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TBL Archive Special: TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Number Two
Snapshot Notes:
MONDAY JANUARY 20th, 1975
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
CHICAGO STADIUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/In My Time Of Dying/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/How Many More Times/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Robert ‘s flu is now in full effect and Jimmy is struggling with an injured finger. How Many …

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[10 Jan 2024 | No Comment | 1,063 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/MICK BONHAM /TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/LIFE WITH THE STARS/NEW WYMER LED ZEP BOOK OFFER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his 80th Birthday….
Jimmy Page  reached a milestone 80 on Tuesday January 9th.
In a career that has spanned over seven 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 …

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[3 Jan 2024 | No Comment | 1,097 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/REMEMBERING RICHARD COLE/LZ NEWS/DAVID BOWIE 8 YEARS GONE/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 78th Birthday:
John Paul Jones  is 78 on Wednesday January 3…
To celebrate his Birthday here is the John Paul Jones 78 at 78 TBL Playlist as follows:
John Paul Jones 78 at 78 – The TBL Playlist:
1    Foggy Day In Vietnam – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
2    Baja – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
3    Little Games (The Yardbirds)  –  Available on: The Yardbirds Little Games (1967)
4    She’s A Rainbow (The Rolling Stones) Available …

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[28 Dec 2023 | 2 Comments | 1,126 views]
GOODBYE 2023 -TBL/DL BEST OF THE YEAR ROUND UP & TBL WRITINGS /LZ NEWS/PONTIAC 77 FOOTAGE/LEMMY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

As we say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024, here’s some thoughts and a summary…  

It’s a year now since I announced the retirement of the TBL magazine. I do miss the Tight But Loose mag and everything that went with it. The planning, the editing, the production, working with designer Mick on the layout and design, over seeing the printing, the distribution and reaction. A process I have been involved in for many a year. It was hugely fulfilling and I am very proud of the TBL heritage and the …

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[21 Dec 2023 | 5 Comments | 909 views]
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS -TBL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL/ ALLY PALLY ’72/LZ NEWS/A CHRISTMAS STORY /TBL NOSTALGIA/COVERDALE PAGE LP JAPANESE REISSUE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas …so here’s some Led Zep related Christmas memories….
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 51 YEARS GONE:
51 years ago on Saturday December 23rd  1972, I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the closest gig Led Zeppelin ever played to Christmas in the UK. It was a cold dank day and the walk up Muswell Hill to the Alexandra Palace was a bit of a trek. All worth it of course, …