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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Dec 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,811 views]
LUIS REY TAPE DOCUMENTARY REVISED VERSION DUE SOON/DL BEST OF THE YEAR ROUND UP/ DL TBL WRITINGS 2022/ LA FORUM 1971 FILM FIND/PELE RIP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Tape Documentary by Luis Rey – updated and expanded edition due in early 2023:

An update from Luis Rey – a new revised and expanded edition of his essential Led Zeppelin Tape Documentary book is on the way – count me right in…

From January 2023.. The Book will be finally available on Amazon On Demand (the exact selling date to be announced) for the World! Many candles have burnt for this… and it is now a >nearly< definitive effort! Andy Adams would have been proud…

More details on this as …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[22 Dec 2022 | One Comment | 642 views]
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS – ALLY PALLY 50 YEARS GONE/ROBERT PLANT YEAR IN REVIEW/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS/MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIC REFLECTIONS /TBL ANNOUNCEMENT FEEDBACK/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 50 YEARS GONE:
50 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, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[14 Dec 2022 | 16 Comments | 2,185 views]
ANNOUNCING THE RETIREMENT OF THE TBL MAGAZINE/BOOK UPDATE/LZ NEWS/GOLDEN LION REUNION 41 YEARS GONE/TBL 02 REUNION EVENT 5 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Tight But Loose News Update:
Announcing the retirement of the TBL magazine
Established in 1978 as a platform of communication for like-minded Led Zeppelin fans, the Tight But Loose magazine has reached out to over 30 countries around the world in its forty-plus years of publication. But after much soul searching and discussion with Janet and Mick Lowe and not a little sadness, I’ve decided that now is the right time to announce the retirement of the Tight But Loose magazine and cease publication.
The last edition issue of TBL was issue 45, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Dec 2022 | 2 Comments | 1,722 views]
LED ZEPPELIN 02 REUNION – 15 YEARS GONE EXTENSIVE TBL ARCHIVE MEMORIES/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Reunion for Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena – 15 years gone…TBL Anniversary Special…
Kicking off the TBL 15th anniversary celebrations with this piece from Mark Cunningham who was at the rehearsals and at that night of nights…
THE MIRACLE OF 2007
 A random outpouring of recollection.
Wow, 15 years already? That was an incredible time to be alive, especially in my position as the founding editor of live production industry magazine TPi (Total Production International), whose responsibility it was to report on the design and execution of the best shows around.
I …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Dec 2022 | One Comment | 1,385 views]
REMEMBERING RICHARD COLE ONE YEAR GONE/LZ NEWS/CHRISTINE McVIE RIP/THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AS THEY WERE 42 YEARS GONE/CODA IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/MOJO COLLECTORS LED ZEP SPECIAL/LIVE TIMES BOOK/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Richard Cole Remembered – one year gone:

One year ago on December 2 2021 the legendary Led Zeppelin tour manager passed away.

 
Led Zeppelin tour manager and so much more.
Such a friend and support to Janet and I in recent challenging times – writer of the wonderful Foreword to the Evenings With Led Zeppelin book.
I had so many special conversations and times with him over many years  –the last being when I visited him in October 2021. Even though his health was failing it was such an uplifting occasion as we talked …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Nov 2022 | No Comment | 1,190 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC 51 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/NEW FINDS/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS UPDATE/WILKO JOHNSON RIP/THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN IV PART TWO/MM AWARDS 1979/KNEBWORTH BOOK LAUNCH 2013/BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN COVERS ALBUM REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC  51 YEARS GONE:
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Nov 2022 | 8 Comments | 1,500 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV – IT WAS 51 YEARS AGO – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL/ THE MAKING OF LED ZEPPELIN IV PART ONE/ LZ NEWS/MICK WALL NEW MEMOIR BOOK INTERVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin IV – 51 years gone…
November 1971 /Led Zeppelin IV 
51 years ago this month the fourth Led Zeppelin album emerged in a slightly mysterious manner with that enigmatic sleeve. I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of the album in the music press that month. In fact the November 6 1971 issue of Melody Maker was something of an historic issue because it contained the first UK sighting the four individual symbols that would make up the title of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Each symbol was featured …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Nov 2022 | One Comment | 1,380 views]
SAVING GRACE EDINBURGH,GLASGOW AND PERTH – TBL ON THE SPOT REPORTS/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE/MORE TBL NOVEMBER ARCHIVES/FAIRPORT LP FIND/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian 

Edinburgh and Glasgow on the spot reports

Review and photos by Hiroshi…

“We are called Saving Grace. We come from the land of the ice and snow.”

Two years after the cancellation of the proposed tour, Saving Grace finally arrived in Scotland. Last time Robert Plant delivered his remarkable vocals in this realm was 2017. Back then, he was with the Sensational Space Shifters. One difference between the two outfits is the selection of the material to play on stage — while the repertoire of the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Nov 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,297 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SAVING GRACE PLUS DONOVAN IN WEXFORD – TBL ON THE SPOT REPORT/LZ NEWS/REMASTERS 32 YEARS GONE/PRIORY OF BRION ASHBY IN A TENT 23 YEARS GONE /MY THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES REVOLVER REISSUE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SAVING GRACE FEATURING SUZI DIAN
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 2022
WEXFORD SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL…
So to Wexford by train, plane and car…
The backstory:
I had been weighing this one up for the last few weeks…
Robert Plant with his Saving Grace band featuring Suzi Dian announced a while back they would be performing at the Spiegeltent Festival in Wexford in Ireland – this is not far from where my very good friend Dec lives.
It occurred to us both that it would be something special if we could meet up and attend the gig -I have not …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Oct 2022 | One Comment | 1,657 views]
SAVING GRACE IN BELFAST/LZ NEWS/ LED ZEPPELIN II IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO/LED ZEP III PART 2/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 46/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Saving Grace with Robert Plant & Suzi Dian in Belfast…

Ulster Hall, Belfast – October 25 2022:

Set list included Gospel Plow, Win My Train Fare Home (If I Ever Get Lucky), Moby Grape’s It’s A Beautiful Day Today, Low’s Everybody’ Song , Chevrolet, House Of Cards, Down To The Sea, and Angel Dance

Jack Hastings was in attendance and reports that Robert was on great form with plenty of interaction with the audience. Support act was Rory Butler an excellent singer songwriter in the John Martyn, Bert Jansch tradition.

In the afternoon Robert …