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[17 Jun 2021 | 3 Comments | 528 views]
HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED – TEN YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS /TBL ARCHIVE – COLOGNE OVER EUROPE 1980/RECORD STORE DAY DROP ONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Howard Mylett Remembered : Ten  Years Gone…

Saturday June 19th, marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Howard Mylett, the legendary Led Zeppelin collector and original author.
He wrote the first ever biography of Led Zeppelin published in 1976 and went on to write a series of superbly researched Zep books. .
Howard Mylett had an engaging dry wit, incredible enthusiasm for collecting all things Zep, and above all, was always so generous in sharing his passion. He could be a cantankerous old bugger at times but that was all part of Howard’s make …

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[9 Jun 2021 | One Comment | 1,069 views]
CLASSIC ROCK & ROCK CANDY REFLECTIONS /DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – ROBERT PLANT STORYTELLERS 2002 AND LED ZEPPELIN DVD & HOW THE WEST WAS WON 2003/RSD DROP ONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

More Classic Rock and Rock Candy reflections…
I have a ‘’This Month’s Contributors’’ slot in the new issue of Classic Rock out now.
I did a lot of research work and text for their excellent Celebration of Led Zeppelin IV at 50 feature. It’s an intensive study of every track on the album and much more…essential reading for every Zep fan…
Here’s the info about the new issue via their website:
It’s the album we’re celebrating in this month’s issue; an album that’s celebrating its half-century in 2021; a little record most commonly known …

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[3 Jun 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,365 views]
ROCK CANDY, CLASSIC ROCK & BASS PLAYER /PHIL JOHNSTONE RIP/LZ NEWS /KEZAR 1973/DVD/SGT PEPPER/PAUL WELLER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Rock Candy magazine:

I am really pleased with the Led Zeppelin feature I wrote for the new issue of Rock Candy magazine.
I worked hard on this to get a fresh perspective on the build up, the concerts and the aftermath of the whole Led Zeppelin Knebworth saga. I also interviewed Zep tour manager Richard Cole for his view as told from a key player who was right there at the time…
Here’s the official press release:
Rock Candy new issue – – Led Zeppelin at Knebworth… the in-depth story…
Issue 26 of Rock Candy …

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[27 May 2021 | 3 Comments | 656 views]
ROCK CANDY ZEP AT KNEBWORTH/ CLASSIC ROCK LED ZEP IV/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST//SAVING GRACE BIRMINGHAM DATE/ JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATION II EVENT /LZ NEWS/FATE OF NATIONS 27 YEARS GONE/BOB DYLAN AT 80/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth cover feature in the new issue of Rock Candy magazine:
The new issue of Rock Candy magazine has a major feature written by yours truly on Led Zeppelin at Knebworth. I’ve been working on this for past few weeks and I am very pleased with the end result.
It’s a 7,000 word 12 page story of their Knebworth appearances – the build up, the concerts and the aftermath. It also includes a new interview with Richard Cole that I conducted with him on the phone a few weeks …

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[19 May 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,432 views]
EARLS COURT 46 YEARS GONE/THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON 1978 -THE WHOLE STORY/LZ NEWS/WINTERLAND 1969 CD REVIEWED/CLASSIC ROCK ZEP IV/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 46th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 46 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: 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/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

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[12 May 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,704 views]
JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL DETAILS/ STEVE TOOLEY RIP/LZ NEWS/PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT & EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18/LZ NEWS/HEATHROW AIRPORT 1977 /HONEYDRIPPERS 1981/LET IT BE AT 51/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham Celebration Event Details…a great day in prospect…
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL 2021
The Government have announced their intention to allow large gatherings including music festivals to be staged without restrictions from June 21st onwards. This means our Festival in September can go-ahead as planned…
So with Government guidelines permitting, the one-day Rock and Blues event celebrating the life of John Henry Bonham takes place on Saturday 25th September in Redditch town centre, Bonzo’s hometown
Two live shows, matinee & evening*, featuring headline acts and special guests at Redditch’ Palace Theatre …

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[5 May 2021 | One Comment | 1,197 views]
ATLANTA AND TAMPA – IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO/EVENINGS WITH REVISED AND EXPANDED PRE ORDER DETAILS/ NEW 1975 US TOUR TAPE SURFACES/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SS – GLOUCESTER 2012/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

TBL Archive Special: It was 48 years ago… the moment Led Zeppelin elevated from being an exceptional rock band to becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon…they way it’s been ever since…
Led Zeppelin US tour opening  date –  Friday, May 4, 1973 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

Setlist (from River City Review)
Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Notes: Other tracks most likely performed but …

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[28 Apr 2021 | One Comment | 1,597 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION -THE COUNTDOWN IS ON/NEW 1975 US TOUR CINE FILM/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE FATE OF NATIONS/ PONTIAC 44 YEARS GONE/ROCK MACHINE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The countdown commences:
133 day to go to the publication of Evenings With Led Zeppelin –The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
The new expanded edition is extended by 48 pages bringing the total to 624 – including a brand new 10-page concert bootleg CD discography appendix
Dozens of additional concert ads, handbills, ticket stubs, press reviews, venue photos have been added – many images updated and improved.
More on stage photos have been added, including many never published before.
If you bought the first edition you already …

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[21 Apr 2021 | No Comment | 1,327 views]
ZEP RECORD COLLECTOR FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 23 YEARS GONE & THE DESTROYER 44 YEARS GONE /NEW ZEP BOOTLEG LP REVIEWED/VIP RECORD FAIRS NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Record Collector Presents Led Zeppelin – out now and an essential read for all Zep fans – and don’t just take my word for it…
‘’Read it from cover to cover yesterday. A great piece of work and kudos to all those who contributed. A wealth of knowledge and dedication to the best band in the world’’
Rob Bannister
‘’My copy came today and it’s fantastic’’
Keith Cranfield
‘’Record Collector is all about information, and valuation guides – and it gives that in abundance. Also the album to album features are  great… best Zep magazine …

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[14 Apr 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,439 views]
NEW LED ZEPPELIN BIOGRAPHY DUE/LZ NEWS/SAVING GRACE UK DATES/ RECORD COLLECTOR PRESENTS LZ/NEW LA FORUM ’75 4LP BOOTLEG REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE BUXTON ’94 AND HAMMERSMITH ’88/DL 52 YEARS OF MUSICAL PASSION/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin The Biography by Bob Spitz:
A major new Led Zeppelin biography is due out in November by Bob Spitz via Random House.
I met with Bob when he was doing research in London a couple of years back – his past credentials look good and his Beatles book was well received.  It will of course be interesting to read his take on the Zep saga…
Here’s all the info:
From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of the Beatles comes the authoritative account of the group Jack Black and many …