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[17 Sep 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,253 views]
SOUNDS 4 PART SPECIAL IT WAS 42 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/BERKELEY 1971/JIMI HENDRIX AND MARC BOLAN REMEMBERED/THE BEATLES GET BACK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Sounds Four Part The Complete Led Zep –  42 years Gone – DL Reflections.
42 years ago this month I had my first Led Zeppelin written work published in a major UK music paper – my research for a 10 year retrospective look back on the band’s career in Sounds was extensively used across four weekly parts. It was an incredible thrill to see my work reach a wide audience and it was the kick start to many great things – here’s how it all came to be…
During 1977 and into …

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[10 Sep 2020 | 4 Comments | 907 views]
THE FIRST GIG – IT WAS 52 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/ TBL ARCHIVE -WEMBLEY 85 AND 02 ANNOUNCEMENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1: September 7, 1968 – the on stage debut 52 years gone:
52 years ago on September 7th 1968, the line soon to be known as Led Zeppelin performed their very first concert in Gladsaxe Denmark. – the first of two appearances that day… 

REMEMBERING 52 YEARS GONE….
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 1968
GLADSAXE, DENMARK
TEEN CLUB BOX 45
DATE:                         September 7, 1968 (1st show)
VENUE:                     Teen Club, Egegård Skole
LOCATION:              Gladsaxe, Denmark
Billed as: “Yardbirds”
Support Acts: Fourways; Bodies
With The New Yardbirds line-up complete, there was an outstanding engagement to fulfil that was left over …

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[3 Sep 2020 | 18 Comments | 1,295 views]
NOW I’M 64 …ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/ ROBERT PLANT/SCARLET/LZ NEWS / JOHN BONHAM EVENT LATEST/LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL NOW I’M 64 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…

I’ve been listening to The Beatles’ When I’m Sixty Four since I was around 11 years old.
Rrecorded for the Sgt Pepper album, its repeated phrase of ‘’Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four” is a quirky lament to old age and I never gave it a second thought that one day I would reach such an age.
Well that day has come…for today Saturday, September 5 I reach the grand age of 64…  
So as …

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[27 Aug 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,120 views]
JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT UNLEDDED 26 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/LOGAN PLANT/TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL 51 YEARS GONE/ROLLING STONES/RSD DROP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant MTV Unledded – 26 years gone….TBL Archive Special – Part Two:
26 years ago this month, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for two performances filmed by MTV at the London TV Studios for their Unplugged series. Appropriately dubbed Unledded, this saw the pair roll back the years with an inspiring re-evaluation of the Led Zeppelin catalogue. In its way this was every bit as significant as the 2007 O2 reunion as they sort to put into perspective their past achievements. The omission of John Paul …

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[19 Aug 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,634 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/BOB HARRIS 50 YEARS OF BROADCASTING/PAGE & PLANT UNLEDDED 26 YEARS GONE/WHO ARE YOU/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 72nd Birthday:
Robert Plant is 72 years old on Thursday, 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…
During the past 12 months he has continued to delight with his Digging Deep podcast – providing an opportunity …

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[13 Aug 2020 | One Comment | 1,225 views]
MUSICARES AUCTION//LZ NEWS/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/NICKY HORNE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR 41 YEARS GONE/ THE 2003 DVD/NEW MOON’S IN THE SKY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

GIBSON SG STANDARD ‘61 GUITAR SIGNED BY ROBERT PLANT AND TONY IOMMI AMONG ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR MUSICARES…
 Julien’s Auctions and MusiCares are pleased to present a marquee lineup of items to be sold at the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, taking place Wednesday, September 9 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensLive.com with advance online bidding starting Monday, August 17.
 Included in the auction is this Classic SG Standard ’61 Vintage Cherry Gibson guitar signed by Robert Plant and Tony Iommi.
 The items offered by artists, athletes and entertainers includes Barbra …

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[6 Aug 2020 | 5 Comments | 2,637 views]
JIMMY PAGE THE ANTHOLOGY REVIEWED/ LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 – IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1971/TBL MARKET PLACE/SCARLET VIDEO/BOB DYLAN BOOK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on Jimmy Page The Anthology…

Genesis Publications (Limited Edition sold out  – standard edition to be published October 13 in UK October 19 US)
This is Jimmy’s second book for Genesis following the publication of Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page back in 2010 – all of ten years gone. Jimmy described that previous volume as ”A  visual documentary to reflect my contribution to music.”
In his introduction to this new volume Jimmy states’’ As a result of archiving, this book is a continuation of the story mapped out in my first …

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[30 Jul 2020 | One Comment | 1,490 views]
ROBERT PLANT – DIGGING DEEP SUBTERRANIA/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/PETER GREEN RIP/KNEBWORTH IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/PAGE & PLANT 1995 UK TOUR/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

New Robert Plant compilation Digging Deep Subterrania due October 2…
Now this is a very welcomed release..here’s the info via Robert’s official site:
DIGGING DEEP SUBTERRANIA  showcases landmark tracks from each of the 8x GRAMMY® Award-winner’s 11 masterful solo albums, including a number of songs featured on Digging Deep with Robert Plant. Highlights include the #1 rock hit, “Hurting Kind,” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Shine It All Around,” alongside the previously unreleased exclusives, “Nothing Takes the Place of You” (written by New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall and recorded for the acclaimed 2013 …

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[24 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,572 views]
SCARLET PREMIERE/ COPENHAGEN WARM UPS IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE IN THE 90S/TBL MARKET PLACE/ PEOPLES FRONT OF ZEPPELIN/Q MAGAZINE/ PAGE & PLANT 1995/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Rolling Stones with Jimmy Page – Scarlet premiere on Zoe Ball BBC Radio 2 show: 
On Wednesday July 22, Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show became the first radio station to air the previously unreleased Roiling Stones track Scarlet featuring Jimmy Page.
Zoe had phone conversations with Mick and Jimmy
Mick relayed that he had forgotten the details of the session and had contacted Jimmy to fill him in on it all.
Jimmy stated that it had emerged from a session at Ronnie Wood’s house. Asked what he had been doingin the Lockdown Jimmy …

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[16 Jul 2020 | One Comment | 1,236 views]
PAGE AND PLANT IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO /LZ NEWS/BBC 4/DETROIT 1973 FOOTAGE/JACK CHARLTON,ERIK & JUDY DYBLE RIP/FAS MAG/AFFINITY WITH JPJ/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: 1995 UK Tour:
Leading on from last week’s Page & Plant retro focus – here is Part Two of  the piece that originally ran in TBL 11: It focuses on an imaginary 4 CD compilation of the tour: CD 2 rounds up the 1995 Europe and UK leg. 
 
It was a glorious period as long time fans and those too young to have seen Zep in their prime revelled in what was all in name the Zeppelin reunion we had all hoped for. By the tour’s end …