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[31 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,728 views]
A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ DL END OF YEAR DIARY /LYON ’73 CINE FILM

So that was the year that was and although there wasn’t quite the euphoria of the Celebration Day film release in 2012, in Zep terms there was still much to enjoy these past 12 months .…
Robert Plant moulded his Sensational Space Shifters into a tight cohesive unit that delighted audiences across Australia, through America and back to the UK. This band of electric musicians is clearly providing yet another career high for a singer whose musical exploration continues to prove enlightening and invigorating in equal measures. Robert’s occasional link-ups with Patty …

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[24 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 2,224 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/ TBL JIMMY PAGE AT 70 POLL/ CELEBRITY MASTERMIND/ DL DIARY UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is upon us and once again it’s been the usual rush to get everything sorted for the big day tomorrow.
The TBL distribution centre (our dining room actually!) has been pretty much flat out fulfilling orders right up to today. Many of you will be opening TBL products -notably the Knebworth book, on Christmas day that have been purchased as presents .
I hope the waiting will be worth it….here’s a recent accolade from another satisfied reader:
   ‘’What can I say about the book to do it …

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[19 Dec 2013 | 19 Comments | 1,201 views]
TBL JIMMY PAGE AT 70 POLL/ JIMMY’S PICKS – LAURA MARLING/ROBERT PLANT 2014 DATES – NEW SSS ALBUM /FIRST REUNION REMEMBERED/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL Celebrates Jimmy Page at 70: The TBL Poll:
As part of the TBL celebrations of Jimmy Page’s impending 70th birthday in January, we are conducting a TBL poll to attain your favourite Jimmy Page guitar performances across his 50 year career. This will take the form of a series of reader polls for which we want you to list your ten favorite Jimmy Page guitar performances in a series of categories.
Many thanks to the response to last week’s Jimmy with The Yardbirds poll.
This week the focus is on…
Your All …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 9,026 views]
LED ZEPPELIN CATALOGUE FOR SPOTIFY/CELEBRATION DAY GRAMMY NOMINATIONS/ROBERT PLANT 2014 EUROPE DATES/ABC TRUST JIMMY PAGE ART PRINT EXCLUSIVE TBL OFFER/ TBL JIMMY PAGE AT 70 POLL/KNEBWORTH BOOK & TBL 36 LATEST/DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin catalogue now on Spotify:
Spotify – the music streaming service, has acquired the rights to the catalogue of Led Zeppelin. The news, initially reported by The New York Times, was announced at Spotify’s event at their New York based headquarters on Wednesday. It is the most high-profile rights acquisition since Spotify brought Pink Floyd to its service earlier this summer.
 In a press conference, the music streaming site’s founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced that the band’s music will now be available to listen to for free on the service. …

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[6 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 7,987 views]
NELSON MANDELA 1918 – 2013/ROBERT PLANT BAND OF JOY ARTIST DEN ON SKY ARTS/JIMMY AT 70 TBL POLL/KNEBWORTH BOOK AND TBL 36 LATEST/DL DIARY UPDATE

Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013: 
No words required…..
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Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy Live From The Artists Den on Sky Arts this Sunday:

 Robert Plant’s episode of Live from the @Artists Den premieres in the UK for the first time this Sunday, December 8th. Tune-in to @Sky Arts at 9:00pm to watch the hour-long episode, filmed at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Here is the truely excellent House Of Cards from Live From The Artists Den

TBL Celebrates Jimmy Page At 70 : The TBL Poll:

As part of the TBL  celebrations of  Jimmy …

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[4 Dec 2013 | 5 Comments | 7,739 views]
A CELEBRATION OF BERT JANSCH – ROBERT PLANT PAYS TRIBUTE TO BERT ON STAGE WITH BERNARD BUTLER AND BONNIE DOBSON

A Celebration Of Bert Jansch – Royal Festival Hall London -Tuesday December 3rd 2013. Photo by DL for TBL.
To the Royal Festival Hall  – the last time I was here was for the Roy Harper 70th birthday show at which  Jimmy Page appeared. Unsurprisingly there were the usual rumours beforehand here of a Jimmy sighting. Unfortunately Eric Clapton and Roy Harper were unable to appear as billed – however this did not detract this wonderful tribute to the legacy of Bert Jansch from being an unqualified success.
The proceedings commenced with Ralph McTell performing Angi. …

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[29 Nov 2013 | 13 Comments | 20,145 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK DISTRIBUTION LATEST/ TBL36/ TBL GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS/ TBL ARCHIVE – MM POLL AWARDS AND CODA/ JPJ WITH DAVE RAWLINGS/ DL DIARY UPDATE

KNEBWORTH DISTRIBUTION BOOK LATEST: 
After the most intensive of mail outs from here, I am very pleased to announce that all pre orders and current orders for the Led Zeppelin Then As It Was – at Knebworth 1979 book have been distributed. UK purchasers should be receiving their copies this weekend or early next week. Delivery to Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and elsewhere should follow over the next couple of weeks.
After all the trials and tribulations of recent week with it all, I am very happy and somewhat relieved to be receiving feedback …

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[22 Nov 2013 | 16 Comments | 26,458 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK LAUNCH/VIP MUSICMANIA REPORT/ JIMMY RAMBLIZE/ROBERT MALI 2/ SOCCER BID/JPJ WITH SUSANNA AND DAVE RAWLINGS/DR WHO/KENNEDY/DL DIARY UPDATE

Knebworth book launch at the VIP  Musicmania Fair November 16th/17th 2013 Report:
The above photo Knebworth book Launch/VIP Musicmania Fair Saturday November 16th:  With Jimmy Page – photo taken by Ross Halfin – Jimmy was at the fair doing his record shopping  with Ross and it was a great thrill he came over to chat and look at the book.
The Knebworth book launch at the VIP  Musicmania Fair was a hugely enjoyable two days.
My fellow stall holder Jerry Bloom and I set up early on Saturday morning  – it was great to …

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[15 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | 6,529 views]
JIMMY PAGE AT THE CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS 2013 /JIMMY INTERVIEW WITH NICKY HORNE WITH DETAILS OF THE RE-ISSUE PROJECT//KNEBWORTH BOOK LAUNCH/DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page was in attendance at last night’s Classic Rock awards at London’s Roundhouse. Photo via Classic Rock
He was there to accept the award of Best Film for Celebration Day and present the Innovator Award to Wilko Johnson.  Beforehand amongst others, Saxon, The Darkness, Rick Wakeman, Mott The Hoople, Zakk Wylde and Black Sabbath strode  the red carpet  (Jimmy mainly bypassed that). During the evening sitting on a table next to Mott’s Ian Hunter, he clapped along enthusiastically as the award winners were announced and accepted, notably for Black Sabbath …

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[13 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 5,318 views]
KNEBWORTH VIP MUSICMANIA FAIR BOOK LAUNCH LATEST/KNEBWORTH BOOK/TBL 36/ PATTY & ROBERT ON RTE/ZIRKA ROBERT PLANT MALI DOCUMENTARY/LED JEDWARD

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 Book Launch at London Olympia November 16th and 17th –
As previously mention, this weekend sees the launch of the Led Zeppelin at Knebworth book at the VIP Musicmania Fair at London’s Olympia.
Here’s the latest on the event via VIP Fairs:
VIP’s LONDON MUSICMANIA – The biggest show in the world for the serious music fan – LONDON MUSICMANIA, arrives in just 4 days – 16 & 17 November.
With all tables sold out, you will find the biggest selection of specialist …