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[10 Dec 2019 | No Comment | 568 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN 12 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/ HOT WHEELS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
Led Zeppelin Reunion for Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena – 12 years gone…
Pic by Dave Linwood.
Twelve years ago today on Monday December 10, 2007, thousands of lucky fans converged on the O2 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only – in memory of Ahmet Ertegun. Millions more across the world tracked the unfolding events via texts and online reports.
It remains perhaps the most significant night in their history, as fans young and old were able to see and understand – either by …

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[4 Dec 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,126 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES FOR 2020/PLANET ROCK SYMPHONIC ZEPPELIN /ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP/LZ NEWS/ CODA /RADIO BROADCAST LP/DEC 4 1980/ROCK ICONS AND VINYL COUNTDOWN /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham new album and tour dates for 2020:Here’s the details…    
Deborah Bonham and her band have a new album lined up for 2020 and have announced the following tour dates for the new year as follows:
23 Jan WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre UK
www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk24 Jan LONDON BLUES FESTIVAL, Under The Bridge Chelsea, UK
www.underthebridge.co.uk/events/jbf-bernie-marsden/25 Jan GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, Minehead, UK
www.bigweekends.com/your-break/198457/ 28 Jan MILTON KEYNES The Stables
www.stables.org 07 Feb FRANCE L’Espace Culturel , 7 avenue de Villeroy Mennecy (91)
www.mennecy.fr/-Spectacles-

08 Feb TBC France

21 Feb BEWDLEY St George’s Hall, Worcs
www.thehall-bewdley.org.uk 22 Feb TBA23 Feb KINROSS …

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[26 Nov 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,116 views]
MICHAEL PUTLAND 1947- 2019 /PLANET ROCK CONCERT/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 24 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE GOALDIGGERS FIVE A SIDE – MM POLL AWARDS 40 YEARS GONE/ GENE CLARK/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Michael Putland 1947 – 2019:
I was very sad to hear the passing of another iconic rock photographer Michael Putland aged 72. During the 1970s, his work was a staple feature in the UK music press. When I was editing the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court 1975 book for Rufus Stone I had access to his amazing Led Zep Earls Court photos many of which were featured in the book – including the cover shot .
I was lucky enough to meet him at the Led Zeppelin From The …

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[20 Nov 2019 | One Comment | 1,358 views]
TERRY O’NEILL 1938 -2019 RIP/LZ NEWS/ELECTRIC MAGIC EMPIRE POOL & LED ZEP IV 48 YEARS GONE/OLYMPIA 2013/VINYL COUNTDOWN BOOK/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Terry O’Neill…1938 – 2019…
Like countless others across the globe, I was very sad to hear the passing of Terry O’ Neill aged 81 – a truly  iconic photographer..
I was lucky enough to have access to his amazing Led Zeppelin photos taken in 1975 and 1977 when I edited the Led Zeppelin Live 1975 –1977 book for Iconic Images…including this brilliant Jimmy Page cover shot from the Led Zeppelin Earls Court performance on May 23 1975.

After I had completed editing the Led Zeppelin Live 1975 -1977 book for Iconic Images last …

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[12 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,402 views]
ROBERT PLANT CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/JPJ ON STAGE/LZ NEWS/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS /THE NIGHT STALKER REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE LED ZEPPELIN IV 48 YEARS GONE/A CELEBRATION BOOK /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on the new Robert Plant Interview in this month’s Classic Rock:
A very good interview with Robert Plant by Rob Hughes in the new issue of Classic Rock – though I was surprised there was no direct mention of his Saving Grace project. There’s a heart-warming story of how John Bonham got him back in to the fold for ‘’one morel flurry ‘’with Zep, a good overview of his early solo career with rightful credit to Phil Collins, tales of performing on Top of The Pops, plenty of accolades …

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[5 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,292 views]
FRONT ROW DAVE RIP/LZ NEWS/ NEW LZ COLLECTORS WEBSITE/TBL ARCHIVE – THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE &WEMBLEY 1978/ROCK CANDY BOOK LIST/LETZ ZEP LIVE ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

David ”Front Row Dave” Beesmer RIP:
Like so many of us, I was very sad to hear the news of the sudden passing of David ”Front Row Dave”Beesmer aged 54.
Dave was well known in the Zep fan community as ‘’Front Row Dave’’, so called for his knack of always being there or thereabouts at concerts – notably the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the 02 in 2007. Dave was interviewed on BBC Breakfast the day after the show. I was lucky enough to meet him before the Celebration Days London premiere …

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[30 Oct 2019 | 2 Comments | 991 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II CAT CLUB EVENT/ JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 43/MUSIC RETAIL JOURNEY 45 YEARS GONE/ PRIORY OF BRION ASHBY 20 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin CAT Club 50th anniversary Led Zeppelin II event at the Tap & Barrel Pontefract:
Last Tuesday I travelled up to Ponterfract to present the Led Zeppelin II 50th anniversary celebration at the CAT Club at the excellent Tap & Barrel pub.
On the night it was a great turn out and what I can say – listening to Led Zeppelin II on record uninterrupted in like-minded company was like hearing it for the first time all over again. Side One – from the cough and riff entry of Whole Lotta Love …

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[22 Oct 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,156 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /AT THE CAT CLUB/LZ NEWS/MUSIC MANIA FAIR/TBL ARCHIVE -REMASTERS 1990/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin II – it was 50 years ago today…
Led Zeppelin II – A Kind of Rock
To celebrate the release of the Led Zeppelin II album this week back in 1969 – some thoughts 50 years on…
Led Zeppelin II:
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it. Dave Lewis re appraises Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
In reappraising the second …

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[16 Oct 2019 | No Comment | 1,276 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT THE CAT CLUB/TBL ARCHIVE – LYCEUM 1969 & LED ZEP II COMPANION DISC/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/ LZ JAPAN PHOTO BOOK/THE BEATLES ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin II at the Cat Club – 50 years to the day:

Following on from last year’s  presentation of Led Zeppelin IV, I am going back to the excellent CAT Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin II. This will be staged at the excellent Tap & Barrell venue on Tuesday October 22 – 50 years to the day of the original US release. Tickets are now sold out  I look forward to seeing all that can make it along.
More details at:
https://www.tappontefract.uk/
 
 
 
 
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TBL Archive 1 : October 12,1969:

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[8 Oct 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,705 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II MONTH AT TBL /LZ NEWS/NATIONAL ALBUM DAY/GINGER BAKER RIP/ BARRIE MASTERS RIP/JOHN LENNON/LED ZEP III/NEW ZEP BOOTLEG VINYL/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
It’s Led Zeppelin II month at TBL – 50 years gone…
TBL Led Zeppelin II Archive:
TBL Exclusive Interview With Eddie Kramer On Led Zeppelin II  
In an exclusive interview conducted by Dave Lewis on , Eddie Kramer the director of engineering and mixing on Led Zeppelin II, reflected on the making of the album….
Eddie took time out from presenting his ‘’Evening With Eddie Kramer ’’ event at Metropolis Studios to talk about the album for TBL. Looking back to the mixdown session of Whole Lotta Love, he described it as ‘’A happy …