[19 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,895 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/STAIRWAY CASE/LZ NEWS/C,S,N&Y TOP TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 68th birthday:
Robert Plant is 68 tomorrow – Saturday August 20.
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
In the past 12 months touring and recording working with the Sensational Space Shifters line up, Robert Plant has continued to …

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[19 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,895 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/STAIRWAY CASE/LZ NEWS/C,S,N&Y TOP TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 68th birthday:
Robert Plant is 68 tomorrow – Saturday August 20.
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
In the past 12 months touring and recording working with the Sensational Space Shifters line up, Robert Plant has continued to …

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[11 Aug 2016 | 3 Comments | 2,028 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11th – IT WAS 37 YEARS AGO TODAY/LZ NEWS/WILDERNESS FESTIVAL/DAY BY DAY BOOK/ ZEP IV/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth August 11, 1979 – It was 37 years ago today… 
To complete the TBL Knebworth Then As It Was Archive series , here is a look back to the second Knebworth concert staged on August 11th 1979 – all of 37 years ago today. The very last show Led Zeppelin performed in the UK.
All text taken from the book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979. Limited edition hardback copies still available – the perfect summer read recalling those golden days of August 1979. Ordering …

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[5 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,066 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 37 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT BRITISH RED CROSS AUCTION/JAGGER TOP TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY ADAM!

37 years ago this week, Led Zeppelin performed their first show in the UK for four years when they made a triumphant comeback at Knebworth.
SEEING WAS BELIEVING: THEN AS IT REALLY WAS….
Think of Knebworth and the images remain vivid: The campsite, Tommy Vance’s Friday night rock show filling the air, chants of ‘’Zeppelin’’,’’Zeppelin’’ ,the early morning rush for the gates, the long wait during the day ,Skynyd’s Tuesdays Gone fading from the PA. the screen unfolding…and there performing The Song Remains The Same, Led Zeppelin live before our very eyes
Thousands …

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[4 Aug 2016 | One Comment | 2,334 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4 1979  – SEEING WAS BELIEVEING – IT WAS 37 YEARS AGO TODAY – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL

It was 37 years ago today…
TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin at Knebworth August 4th 1979
Then as it really was…37 years gone…
To mark the 37th anniversary of the Knebworth August 4th performance here is an extract from the Led Zeppelin Then As It Was -At Knebworth 1979 book:
ZEPPELIN’S BLIND DATE: SEEING IS BELIEVING
By Dave Lewis
This is the original text written for Tight But Loose, issue number 3.Whilst much of it bathes in a rose tinted glow, it certainly succeeds in capturing the pure wonderment of the event as seen through the …

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[28 Jul 2016 | 6 Comments | 2,950 views]
JIMMY PAGE STATEMENT/ BBC SESSIONS COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN PREVIEW/LZ NEWS /BARON WOLMAN WOODSTOCK EXHIBITION /DEBORAH BONHAM REVIEW /FACES TOP TEN/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Jimmy Page Statement:
Jimmy has released a statement via his official website regarding the Stairway To Heaven court case:
A few weeks have past since the judgement of the Stairway to Heaven case in Los Angeles, with the jury reaching a unanimous decision in a remarkably short time. Throughout the lengthy journey to that verdict, and even more recently, I have received and been aware of the overwhelming wave of support, encouragement, and congratulations that has been deeply moving.
I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those who contributed such …

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[21 Jul 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,402 views]
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM GIGS/MACCA TOP TEN/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – Complete BBC Sessions Update:
Following the announcement of the forthcoming release of the Led Zeppelin Compete BBC Sessions album on Tuesday – ordering links can now be accessed to pre- order the various formats due to appear.
The official Led Zeppelin website has all the details to pre order – check out the link at:
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/
In the, UK Spin Records are also offering pre orders – details at this link:
https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/the-rill-thing-king-of-rock-and-roll-the-second-coming-2cd-50023
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It was incredibly exciting to see the reaction to this news – something that has been kept under wraps for some time. I am …

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[19 Jul 2016 | 15 Comments | 3,771 views]
ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING RELEASE OF LED ZEPPELIN THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS

FORTHCOMING LED ZEPPELIN RELEASE – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Complete BBC Sessions
Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page 
With Previously Unreleased Recordings
CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Super Deluxe Boxed Set, will be available on September 16:
Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the bands appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971.
Later this year, the band will unveil THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight …

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[13 Jul 2016 | 7 Comments | 1,787 views]
TBL 41 NOW ON MAGZTER DOWNLOAD/ZEP OVER MUNICH 1980/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT TOP 10/HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON BONHAM/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Essential Led Zep reading for your iPad, tablet and phone – TBL 41 now available to download via the Magzter newsstand…
I am pleased to announce that the recent TBL issue 41 is now available as a digital download for iPad and Android formats via the Magzter Digital Newsstand .
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. The launch of the …

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[7 Jul 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,454 views]
ZEP OVER MANNHEIM 1980/ LZ NEWS/WARREN GRANT INTERVIEW /WHO LIST/ANDY ADAMS BLOG /CAROLINE AHERNE 1963 – 2016/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Retro Archive: Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: it was 36 years ago…
Continuing the TBL retro archive feature on the final Led Zeppelin tour as chronicled in the Feather In The Wind book… 
Mannheim, July 2nd, 1980. Hello July, hello Mannheim. It’s dull and raining. Zeppelin are due to play two gigs here.
The concerts are held at an extraordinary place called the Eisstadion. Normally an ice hockey arena, its roofing is partly canvas. The audience assembled tonight is every bit as crazy as in Frankfurt. A strong American showing, mixed in …

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[30 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 2,521 views]
ZEP FRANKFURT OVER EUROPE 1980/STAIRWAY COURT CASE/ ROBERT & SSS IN EUROPE/SCOTTY MOORE 1931-2016 /LA FORUM 1977/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 36 years Gone.
Frankfurt Festhalle – It was 36 years ago today…
Flashback to the Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany – on the evening of June 30th, 1980 around 8pm:
I am in the confines of the grand Festhalle venue in the heart of Frankfurt and I am standing no more than ten feet away from the four members of Led Zeppelin. The occasion is the tenth gig on the current tour of the band who have reigned supreme as the world’s greatest live rock attraction for much of …