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[26 Sep 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,308 views]
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION IN REDDITCH REFLECTIONS /TBL EVENTS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/ SOUNDS 40 YEARS GONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Reflections on the simply amazing John Bonham A Celebration concert in Redditch last Saturday:
Photo by Jonathan Barry
Brilliantly organised, there was a real feeling of warmth throughout the day – the outside rain did nothing to dampen spirits.
It was great to catch up with so many friends and TBL people including Gary Davies, Chris Maley, Ian Avey and Sue ,Graeme Hutchinson and Pam, Steve Way, Paul Aspey, David Cunningham, Mark Halliwell, Clem and Sam Dellaway to name but a few.
I arrived around 11am. I had my own early morning moment next …

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[20 Sep 2018 | 6 Comments | 2,738 views]
JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION FESTIVAL LATEST/EVENINGS WITH LAUNCH LATEST/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS LIVE REPORTS/JIMI AND MARC REMEMBERED/MARTIN ALLCOCK 1957-2018/ TBL PROJECT UPDATE AND ARCHIVE REFLECTIONS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION FESTIVAL – ALL ROADS LEAD TO REDDITCH THIS WEEKEND…
Following the installation of a permanent bronze memorial sculpture in his hometown of Redditch, Worcestershire, a very special music event is taking place in the area this Saturday to celebrate his 70th Birthday, life and legacy.
Organised by The John Bonham Memorial Friends and in partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College, the celebration festival will take place at Peakman Street, Redditch on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
A stellar line-up of Rock/Blues artists and Special Guests, all with a connection to John and …

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[13 Sep 2018 | 11 Comments | 2,465 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN BOOK FESTIVAL OF SOUND LAUNCH/PLANET ROCK/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION FESTIVAL /LZ NEWS/ THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME REMASTERED REVIEWS/ LZ LIVE REVIEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle – Official Omnibus Press Launch at the Festival Of Sound Event:
The forthcoming Evenings With Led Zeppelin book will be officially launched by Omnibus Press at the Festival of Sound event in Hammersmith London on Friday September 28.
Mike Tremaglio and myself will be staging an hour long presentation of the book from 11am to 12.
Copies of the book will be available at the event and we will be on hand to sign them throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing all that …

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[4 Sep 2018 | 22 Comments | 2,036 views]
DL AT 62 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/ LZ NEWS/LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL 48 YEARS GONE/CODA GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING /VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL AT 62: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…
62…how did that happen!
62 is the new 22!
As usual when a birthday rolls around , it’s a good time to quantify what I do, what I like and take stock…
So firstly some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show at the Granada Cinema Bedford)
9 when I first saw Tottenham Hotspur play
13 when I first heard Led Zeppelin
15 when I first started work at British Home Stores (sadly now gone)
15 when I first saw …

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[28 Aug 2018 | No Comment | 1,704 views]
TBL CELEBRATION DAY SEPT 30 EVENT LATEST / LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT UNLEDDED 24 YEARS GONE DAY 2/HOT AUGUST NIGHT IN1971/CHRIS C. ON ZEP IN1975/ VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR  DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LED ZEPPELIN 50TH ANIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS…
TTICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 TBL CELEBRATION DAY EVENT:
Following on from last December’s hugely enjoyable ‘Ahmet We Did It’ 02 Ten Years Gone event at this venue, we are going back to the pub on Sunday September 30 for a day of Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebrations…
Here’s the line up:
Dave Lewis and Julian Walker Present..
Led Zeppelin at 50 – It’s Been A Long Time 1968 -2018
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event
Sunday, September 30, …

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[22 Aug 2018 | 4 Comments | 1,690 views]
IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR 39 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 24 YEARS GONE/RECORD COLLECTOR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
In Through The Out Door – It was 39 years ago this week:
Led Zeppelin’s ninth album In Through The Out Door was released on Monday August 20, 1979. Here’s a Then and Now overview from the TBL archives… 
In Through The Out Door  ….Then:
The 1977 tour of America had given rise to a revival in the fortunes of the group. They were playing great, the on stage spectacle had reached new heights and plans for a new album to be recorded after the tour were in place.
The tour would subsequently be cancelled …

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[14 Aug 2018 | 10 Comments | 2,614 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/RECORD COLLECTOR THEIR 50 GREATEST GIGS FEATURE/ARETHA R.I.P./CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ON THE NEW JIMMY PAGE BIOGRAPHY/FAIRPORT READ TBL 43/ DL ON NEWS AT TEN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 70th birthday:
Robert Plant is 70 years old on Monday, 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 taken the Carry Fire album on tour with the Sensational Space Shifters around the globe to …

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[8 Aug 2018 | 4 Comments | 2,082 views]
KNEBWORTH SATURDAY AUGUST 11 1979 – 39 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ UNCUT SPECIAL/JOHN BONHAM REDDITCH CELEBRATION FESTIVAL DETAILS/JIMMY PAGE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11th 1979 – Then as it really was…39 years gone…
 
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates that little bit more when it falls on the actual days –as it does this year. Saturday August 11h 1979 – just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred for a second time back in that field just outside Stevenage all of 39 years ago.
On Saturday  I, and thousands of other …

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[1 Aug 2018 | 10 Comments | 2,142 views]
KNEBWORTH SATURDAY AUGUST 4 – IT WAS 39 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SSS PARIS REVIEW/MARK BLAKE PETER GRANT BOOK/ J. PAGE BIOGRAPHY/WHO’S WHO/TBL LED ZEP AT 50 EVENT/FLOYD EFFECT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth: 39 Years Gone…
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates that little bit more when it falls on the actual days –as it does this year. Saturday August 4th –just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred back in that field just outside Stevenage all of 39 years ago.
On Saturday  I, and thousands of other fans will no doubt be thinking back to that glorious day in the summer of …

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[25 Jul 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,341 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 EVENT – TICKETS NOW ON SALE/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT & SSS IN PARIS/LUIS REY BOOK/RECORD COLLECTOR CALL OUT/COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 39 YEARS GONE / PRINCESS TRUST 36 YEARS GONE/GRAHAM NASH REVIEWS / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 TBL CELEBRATION DAY EVENT:
Following on from last December’s hugely enjoyable ‘Ahmet We Did It’ 02 Ten Years Gone event at this venue, we are going back to the pub for a day of Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebrations…
Dave Lewis and Julian Walker Present..
Led Zeppelin at 50 – It’s Been A Long Time 1968 -2018
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event
Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road,Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
From 12.00 Midday to 8.30PM
Nearest tube: West Brompton (District Line, London …