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[15 May 2024 | 2 Comments | 746 views]
EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN FILM UPDATE /ZEPFAN PODCAST/LZ NEWS/HEATHROW 47 YEARS GONE/RECORD COLLECTOR/SCARLET PAGE ON PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…Note below the NME’s May 17 issue centre spread below compiled by the late Roy Carr and the late legendary Howard Mylett. I thought I knew a bit about Led Zeppelin until I met dear Howard…

TBL Celebrates the 49th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
Turning the clock back 49 years:  Saturday May 17th 1975:
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. …

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[9 May 2024 | No Comment | 894 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SAVING GRACE WARWICK AND CHELTENHAM REVIEWS/ SALT LAKE CITY 1973 PHOTOS/STEVE ALBINI RIP/LZ NEWS/PREULDE TO EARLS COURT/THE HONEYDRIPPERS 1981/LET IT BE AT 54/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Warwick and Cheltenham reviews of  Saving Grace by Richard Grubb and Jonathan Taylor…
Above pic from the Cheltenham gig by Jules Herrick Cooper

Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick May 3 2024

On the spot report and pics from last nights gig by Richard Grubb for TBL…many thanks to Richard for sending this one over so quickly…

What superlatives remain to describe this unique band of troubadours as they continue their trek across the country, spreading “songs and smiles” (to quote the singer)?

The illness that resulted in two …

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[3 May 2024 | 2 Comments | 812 views]
PORTRAITS OF ROBERT PLANT THROUGH THE EIGHTIES PHOTO BOOK – FULL DETAILS/SAVING GRACE RE- SCHEDULED DATES/LZ NEWS/MORE CINE FILM FOOTAGE/TBL ARCHIVE ATLANTA & TAMPA 73/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

New Robert Plant Photo Book via Rufus Publishing…

Portraits Of Robert Plant – Through The Eighties

Edited by Dave Lewis – Introduction by Mark Blake 
I’m very excited to be overseeing and editing this project with Rufus Publications – there’s some great images lined up.

This is something I am in the process of editing now – a pictorial record of Robert Plant during the 1980s with many previously unpublished photos.
I’ll also be contributing an essay of my experiences of seeing Robert Plant live during this captivating post Zep era.

So here’s what this book …

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[25 Apr 2024 | No Comment | 1,077 views]
MARK BOWMAN RIP/ DEBORAH BONHAM LATEST NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PHOTO BOOK/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – THE DESTROYER AND PONTIAC 1977/ ROBERT PLANT FATE OF NATIONS/VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/LATEST ZEP BOOTLEGS/YARDBIRDS RSD RELEASE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Mark Bowman RIP…

I am so very sad and shocked to hear the passing of Mark Bowman.

Mark has been incredibly supportive of all my Led Zeppelin books, projects and TBL magazines over many years.

Based in Austin Texas, Mark was a very talented photographer and chronicled both Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in their various solo guises.

He also captured many other acts including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bono of U2, The Alice Cooper Group, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Pete Townshend …

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[19 Apr 2024 | 3 Comments | 820 views]
KNEBWORTH AND CHICAGO SPEEDY CINE FILMS/ OHIO ’75 FOOTAGE/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL PAGE & PLANT IN BUXTON 30 YEARS GONE/ WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/DALLAS AND CODA TAPES BOOTLEG REVIEWS/YARDBIRDS/ RSD 2024/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on the Speedy 8mm cine film of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth August 4 1979 premiered last Sunday on YouTube…

Let’s cut to the chase – this is right up there with the the likes of the Bath Festival and LA Forum 1970 finds as one of the most important pieces of Led Zeppelin footage to emerge in recent years…

It’s important as from the ultimate fan vantage point, it vividly illustrates that for all the layoffs, the tragedies, the negative press, the punk and new wave movement, Led Zeppelin were …

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[10 Apr 2024 | 2 Comments | 1,436 views]
AMAZING MONTREAL FORUM ZEP CINE FILM AND MORE TO COME/ ZEP IV COVER IMAGE WILTSHIRE THATCHER EXHIBITION/MR JIMMY UK SCREENINGS/LZ NEWS/ PAGE & PLANT ’95 TBL ARCHIVE/PAUL YOUNG/BOB HARRIS & COLIN HALL BEATLES SHOW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Photo image via Speedy’s cine flim…
My thoughts on the Led Zeppelin Montreal Forum February 6 1975 newly discovered 8mm cine film…

I’ve had the double album bootleg Led Zeppelin World Tour 1975 which covers this show for decades and it’s always been a favourite.

Now we have moving pictures from that esteemed night back in February 1975.

This is another incredible cine film find – 51 minutes of footage. It is dark in places but when it closes up on to the stage, it’s just fantastic.

Over The Hills and Far Away is right …

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[3 Apr 2024 | One Comment | 802 views]
BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT – IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT & SAVING GRACE IN BLACKBURN/ PRESENCE AT 48 TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 2 / BOOTLEG LP NEWS/ROBERT PLANT ALBUM BY ALBUM BOOK REVIEW/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1:

BBC Radio One John Peel In Concert  – It was 53 years ago…
Reeling in the year: Capturing the sounds of BBC Radio One on a Sunday night in April – The Wonder of Devotion…
Led Zeppelin BBC Radio One In Concert – It was 53 years ago this week:
53 years ago, on Sunday April 4 1971, I first heard the music of Led Zeppelin performed live and the effect was pretty shattering to the ears of a young 14 year old – not to mention rather lasting…
The occasion …

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[27 Mar 2024 | No Comment | 1,119 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES BACK ON STAGE/OVATION TEENAGE CANCER TRUST CONCERT REVIEW/LZ NEWS/HOUSES OF THE HOLY IT WAS 51 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Pic Instagram/randallmbrown

John Paul Jones back on stage…

These reports via Led Zep News…

John Paul Jones played a rare solo show on March 22 in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of the Big Ears music festival.
Jones began the performance by playing a Wurlitzer pipe organ, rising from the organ’s pit wearing a pair of metallic silver shoes and performing “Your Time Is Gonna Come” from Led Zeppelin’s debut album on the instrument that was originally installed in the theatre in 1928.
“It was such fun, I couldn’t resist it,” Jones said of playing the organ …

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[22 Mar 2024 | One Comment | 1,787 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SAVING GRACE LONDON PALLADIUM & PETERBOROUGH REVIEWS/JPJ SOLO SHOW /LZ NEWS/1975 SNAPSHOT – PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/JIMMY GIBSON PREVIEW/GOLDRUSH 1970/ CODA TAPES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian –  Never Ending Spring 2024…
My thoughts on Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian

London Palladium Sunday March 17 2024:

To the esteemed London Palladium for Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace Featuring Suzi Dian.

Sunday night at the London palladium was a long running variety show screened by ITV and was a big event in many a household including ours when I was young.

Reputations were made and broken – it was the making of a young comedian name of Jimmy Tarbuck, The Beatles took the …

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[14 Mar 2024 | One Comment | 1,222 views]
ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SAVING GRACE SPRING UK TOUR – BRISTOL BEACON FIRST NIGHT ON THE SPOT TBL REVIEW/LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT ISTANBUL ’98/ COVERDALE PAGE’93/PF OF Z LATEST/LONDON RECORD SHOPS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian –  Never Ending Spring 2024…up and running 
Here’s a reminder of the tour dates in the coming weeks this month…

March 13 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Bristol, UK.
March 14 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Ipswich, UK.
March 17 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in London, UK.
March 18 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Tunbridge Wells, UK.
March 20 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Peterborough, UK.
March 21 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving …