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[1 May 2019 | 9 Comments | 1,620 views]
MAGGIE BELL FOR JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II EVENT/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY/ OSAKA 71/GRETA VAN FLEET/NEW ZEP BOOK DUE/ JOE JAMMER ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The great Maggie Bell has been added to the bill of the John Bonham A Celebration II event:

Here’s the info:
We are very pleased to announce the one and only Maggie Bell, who will be joining us on 21st September. Hailed as the Scottish Janis Joplin, Maggie Bell and her band The Power were discovered by one Mr Peter Grant whilst he was in Germany managing The Yardbirds.
Changing the bands name later to Stone the Crows, rumoured to be the words expressed by Grant when he first heard them perform.
In later …

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[25 Apr 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,384 views]
50 YEARS OF DL MUSIC PASSION/THE ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON/LZ NEWS/WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 21 YEARS GONE/ THE DESTROYER/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 50 years ago – 50 years of DL music passion 1969 – 2019:
I ran this piece last week to celebrate this personal music milestone  – here it is again with some additional content.
It all acts as prelude to a series of DL Celebrates 5o Years of Music Passion postings that will appear throughout the year. The first of which, The sampler Albums – The Rock Machine Turns You On follows this introducionary piece
50 years ago around the Easter period, The Beatles released their first single of 1969. Get Back …

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[16 Apr 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,469 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LZ MASTERS HAMMERSMITH LONDON REVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ PAUL RAYMOND RIP/ TBL ARCHIVE PAGE & PLANT BUXTON 25 YEARS GONE & HAMMERSMITH ODEON 31 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE – 50 YEARS OF DL MUSIC PASSION

Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin Masters
Hammersmith (Odeon) Apollo
April 14, 2019
The good lady Janet and myself were due to attend Sunday’s show but were unable to make it.
Long time TBL friend and contributor Michaela Tait was there to file this on the spot report:
The last time I was at the Hammersmith Odeon (I know it’s the Apollo now, to me it’s always the Odeon!) was to see the premiere of the Celebration Day film, an event attended with my son and friends from all over the UK and beyond. Last …

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[9 Apr 2019 | 6 Comments | 1,420 views]
TBL KNEBWORTH NO SLEEPING BAG REQUIRED 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT /LZ NEWS/FATE OF NATIONS RSD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE – 26 YEARS GONE/STH LZ MASTERS UK TOUR/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 7/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH  40TH ANIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS…
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 40 YEARS GONE CELEBRATION DAY EVENT:
Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 Years Gone:
No Sleeping Bag Required…
40th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event:
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Following on from last September’s hugely enjoyable Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary ‘It’s been a Long Time’ TBL gathering, later this year we are going back to the excellent Atlas pub in Fulham,London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin performing those two memorable shows at …

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[1 Apr 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,473 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES 100 CLUB RESONANCE FM GIG REVIEW/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PLAYS STAIRWAY /TBL ARCHIVE -1971 BBC IN CONCERT & PRESENCE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM: 100 Club, London, March 28, 2019:
John Paul Jones was reunited with ex Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore for the first time in a decade last night – back in 2009 they collaborated on the score for the stage show Nearly Ninety to celebrate choreographer Merce Cunningham’s 90th birthday
They linked up again for special benefit performance to aid the annual fundraising efforts by community radio station Resonance FM. The non-profit station has been broadcasting …

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[26 Mar 2019 | 6 Comments | 1,660 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES RESONANCE FM 100 CLUB GIG -TBL MEET/LED ZEPPELIN I – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/ ROY HARPER REVIEW /PAGE & PLANT MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LZ MASTERS INTERVIEW/SCOTT WALKER RIP/ TBL 45/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

This Thursday…
John Paul Jones, Thurston Moore & Steve Noble – a benefit concert for Resonance FM 100 Club London: March 28, 2019:
To re-iterate the details of this gig taking place on Thursday at the 100 Club in London:
A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time – for perhaps the only time – all to benefit Resonance FM! As co-founder and legendary multi-instrumentalist with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones needs no introduction. A restless and radical musical innovator for over half a century – as …

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[20 Mar 2019 | One Comment | 1,508 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT IN 1971/LZ NEWS/GOLDRUSH,MUDSLIDE AND CHELSEA IN 1970/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 5/ FAS MAGAZINE/DYLAN PODCAST/ DAVID HEPWORTH BOOK LAUNCH EVENT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at the  University of Kent – March 11, 1971:
University of Kent magazine feature by Peter Piddock reveals previously undocumented venue change and more…
This one came my way recently – it’s an issue of the University of Kent magazine with a brilliant feature on the day Led Zeppelin came to perform at the University on March 11, 1971. This was during the so called ‘Back to the clubs’ tour where the band went back to many of the venues they had performed at in the early days.
Given their stature …

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[12 Mar 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,595 views]
ROBERT PLANT LOVE ROCKS IN NYC/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – BELFAST 1971 AND 2001/LZ STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MASTERS UK TOUR/HAL BLAINE & DAVE LAING RIP/CODA BEDFORD REVIEW/AUGUST 4 TBL EVENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant at  Love Rocks NYC, The Beacon Theatre, New York City, March 7th, 2019:
TBL on the spot report from Dave Roberts…
Back in January, tickets went on sale for the 3rd annual Love Rocks NYC. This is an organization that prepares and delivers meals to residents of New York City that are very ill, and can not prepare meals for themselves.
When I saw that Robert Plant was headlining, partnered with my wife Cindy’s birthday, I immediately headed to Ticketmaster . Much to my surprise, I was able to purchase …

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[5 Mar 2019 | No Comment | 1,374 views]
FATE OF NATIONS RSD/TBL 44 LATEST/ROBERT PLANT SAVING GRACE IN LEEDS/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH COMMENTARY PART 5/TBL ARCHIVE BELFAST 71 AND PAGE & PLANT IN ISTANBUL 98/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ROBERT PLANT FATE OF NATIONS – LIMITED EDITION VINYL LINED UP FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2019:
Here is the Record Store Day release info for the announcement of much welcomed Robert Plant Fate Of Nations reissue:  
This special limited edition 180gm black vinyl of Fate of Nations is being re-issued on Robert Plant’s own record label Es Paranza around Earth Day. All profits from the sale of this record will be given to Robert Plant’s nominated Environmental charity. The album title and the artwork of the original 1993 is focussed on the impacts …

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[27 Feb 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,927 views]
ROBERT PLANT SAVING GRACE IN ST ALBANS/DL INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/LZ PLAYLIST PROGRAMME LAUNCHED/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 44 YEARS GONE/MARK HOLLIS RIP/CODA BEDFORD GIG/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Saving Grace featuring Robert Plant-  The Alban Arena Friday February 22, 2019…
TBL on the spot report:
Saving Grace – Back To The Future…
Dateline : September 25,1999:
The Priory of Brion – The Boardwalk, Sheffield.
From backstage right Robert strides on as Kevyn Gammond strikes up the moody intro of Season of the witch
‘’When I look out my window
Many sights to see’’
Those are the words Robert Plant utters as he walks up to the mic
It sounds so right Simple as that it’s evident from the first note that Robert’s voice is as powerful an instrument …