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[10 Apr 2024 | 2 Comments | 1,466 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 | 816 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 | 1,165 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 | 2,005 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 | 1,239 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 …

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[7 Mar 2024 | No Comment | 900 views]
LONDON GIBSON GARAGE VISIT/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 53 – ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL /SIMPLY LED AT ULSTER HALL IN 2001 /LZ NEWS/SKY ARTS ZEP IN THE LIGHT/MOTOR SPEEDWAY 1969 LP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

London Gibson Garage visit..

My thoughts on the London Gibson Garage…

On Tuesday I paid a visit to the recently opened London Gibson Garage. This is a an exclusive instrument shop specializing in all forms of Gibson guitars. This is the second Gibson Garage – there’s a a similar flagship store in Nashville.

The London location is just off Oxford Street at 61-62 Eastcastle St W1W 8NQ

It was launched in grand style on February 22 with Jimmy Page, Brian May and Tony Iommi in attendance. Jimmy cut the tape to officially open the …

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[29 Feb 2024 | No Comment | 900 views]
PAUL MARTINEZ 1947- 2024/LZ NEWS/ PHYSICAL GRAFFITI – IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO – RETRO REVIEWS & FACTS BEHIND THE TRACKS/HMV OXFORD STREET/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Paul Martinez 1947 -2024:

Very sad to hear the passing of Paul Martinez age 76…

Paul was part of the Robert Plant band from 1981 to 985. I have many a memory of him up onstage during that era – a very talented bass player and true character. He also joined Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for their Live Aid appearance in 1985.

Leicester born Paul’s other musical credits included working with Chicken Shack with future Robert Plant guitarist Robbie Blunt, The Adverts, Paice Ashton Lord, Three Minutes and session …

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[22 Feb 2024 | 3 Comments | 885 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/JIMMY PAGE GIBSON LINK UP/LZ NEWS/TBL ZEP US TOUR 75 SNAPSHOT/ ZEPFAN PODCAST LATEST/WINGS BAND ON THE RUN 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti it was 49 years ago…
It’s been a week of here of celebrating the 49th anniversary of  Physical Graffiti  and I’ve been playing various versions of the album and rounded up the reviews and wallowed in the sheer nostalgia of such a great period so here’s various snapshots of what I have felt and still feel about my favourite album of all time – and maybe yours too…
First to back track to the 2015 reissue…
So some DL thoughts:
To backtrack 49 years: My Physical Graffiti:
Physical Graffiti. The very title indicated something …

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[14 Feb 2024 | One Comment | 5,687 views]
ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS US TOUR DATES/LED ZEPPELIN1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/VALENTINES DAY/LABYRINTH BOOK REVIEW/STEVE WRIGHT RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss US Tour Dates… 
This via LZ News…
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have confirmed that they will tour the US and Canada in June and August, beginning with a performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 2.
The pair will tour throughout June and August before ending the tour with a performance on September 1.
Plant and Krauss were interviewed by Rolling Stone about the 2024 tour.
Here are all the Plant and Krauss 2024 US and Canada tour dates:

June 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 4 – Camdenton, Missouri
June 5 – Lincoln, Nebraska
June …

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[7 Feb 2024 | One Comment | 1,018 views]
ROBERT PLANT SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN BLACKPOOL WITH DEBORAH BONHAM BAND/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT TEENAGE CANCER TRUST GIG 2002 – IT WAS 22 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Surprise appearance by Robert Plant on Friday February 2  at the UK Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival at the Winter Gardens Blackpool…

Robert Plant  joined the Deborah Bonham Band with Pete Bullick on the Blues Matters stage last Friday February 2 to perform The Lemon Song, Money and Ramble On – Suzi Dian from Saving Grace also on stage – many thanks to Paul Hazza Harrison for info and pics…

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LZ News

Led Zeppelin News Update:
Here’s the latest round up from LZ News:

Led Zeppelin

We revealed Led Zeppelin’s full original recording contract from 1968
Earlier …