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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Jan 2022 | No Comment | 1,342 views]
EVENINGS WITH LZ BOOK LATEST/LZ NEWS/TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/ REMEMBERING MICK BONHAM/DL LIFE WITH THE STARS/  50 YEARS A GO A TRIPLE ALBUM CHANGED MY LIFE/FACEBOOK Q & A/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio:
Latest Update:
Here’s some very nice recent feedback via the Collectors Music Reviews website which preceded a review of the recent Earls Court bootleg release on the Graf Zeppelin label.
The Awesome Foursome (Graf Zeppelin LZSC-523A/B/C/D/E/F)
Earls Court Arena, London, U.K. – May 23, 1975
This review has been in the works for a few weeks now, there is a book that I used in reference for this show and will continue to use for the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Jan 2022 | No Comment | 1,852 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES & JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/REMEMBERING RICHARD COLE ON HIS BIRTHDAY/DAVID BOWIE 6 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 76th Birthday:
John Paul Jones was 76 on Monday January 3…
To celebrate his Birthday here is the John Paul Jones 76 at 76  TBL Playlist as follows:
John Paul Jones 76 at 76 – The TBL Playlist:
1    Foggy Day In Vietnam – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
2    Baja – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
3    Little Games (The Yardbirds)  –  Available on: The Yardbirds Little Games (1967)
4    She’s A Rainbow (The Rolling Stones) Available …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 Dec 2021 | One Comment | 1,823 views]
BEST OF 2021 TBL ROUND UP – DL FAVOURITE BOOTLEGS – FAVOURITE REISSUES & NEW ALBUMS – FAVOURITE BOX SETS – FAVOURITE COMPILATIONS – FAVOURITE SINGLES – FAVOURITE BOOKS  /TBL POSTS OF THE YEAR OVERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

BEST OF THE YEAR 2021 TBL ROUND UP:
DL Best Of Year LP/CD releases:
There’s been some truly fantastic albums and CD’s this past year so here’s my best of listings…
These are my favourite vinyl LP and CD acquisitions of 2021 –  in no particular order- commencing with…
My Favourite Bootleg Releases  Of The Year: 
Led Zeppelin – Salvation Through Him -Bloomington January 18 1975 – Eelgrass 2CD
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Rock And Roll The Forum March 24 1975 – 4CD
Led Zeppelin Final Winterland 1969 2nd Night – Source 2 (No label 2CD)
Led …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[22 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,627 views]
CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS ALLY PALLY 72 /LZ NEWS/MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA/SAVING GRACE BIRMINGHAM REVIEW/ MY THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES GET BACK/ DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

So this is Christmas …so here’s some Led Zep related Christmas memories….
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 49 YEARS GONE:
49 years ago on Saturday December 23rd  1972, I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the closest gig Led Zeppelin ever played to Christmas in the UK. It was a cold dank day and the walk up Muswell Hill to the Alexandra Palace was a bit of a trek. All worth it of course, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,248 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN LATEST/LZ NEWS/SAVING GRACE REVIEWS/JPJ LIVESTREAM/THEY ASK NO QUARTER THE CARL DUNN ARCHIVE PHOTO BOOK/70s SOUND SYSTEM BOOKS/GOLDEN LION 40 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin latest:
Mike and I recently recorded an interview with  Carol Miller for her  popular Get The Led Out radio show.
As part of the build up to airing it, Carol announced a free giveaway competition on her Facebook page as follows:
One lucky winner will win a copy of “Evenings with Led Zeppelin- the Complete Concert Chronicle” by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio!
The rules to enter are as follows:

Follow/Like this Facebook page
Like this post
Comment your favorite Led Zeppelin Song

1 winner will be randomly selected from the comments, so good …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Dec 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,887 views]
RICHARD COLE 1946 -2021/JPJ FOR STREAMING EVENT/LZ NEWS/JOHN MILES RIP/02 REUNION 14 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE -WELCOME OLLIE LEWIS

Richard Cole  1946 – 2021 
The sad passing of Richard Cole last Thursday inspired a wealth of tributes including of course from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
I had a lot of feedback and comments – here’s  a couple of the many tributes that were paid to the man who was the Led Zeppelin tour manager and so much more…
Phil Carlo roadie and road manager with Bad Company, Zep and Jimmy Page commented ”Richard was such a great help to me when I first started working with Zeppelin 50 years ago this …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 2,083 views]
RICHARD COLE RIP /MY THOUGHTS ON RAISE THE ROOF/LZ NEWS/EVENINGS WITH LZ THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT/IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AS THEY WERE/ CODA 39 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV PART THREE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise The Roof (Warner Music)
So, after a 14 year break we have the follow up to the six times Grammy winning Raising Sand.
It’s been a long time coming with more than one false start. The more recent rumours that Robert Plant was back in the studio with Alison Krauss began to circulate in late 2019. Lucinda Williams let the cat out of the bag in an interview stating she had been recording with the pair. Robert also let it slip in the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Nov 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,954 views]
LED ZEP DIGITAL AUDIO MEDIA ARCHIVE UPDATE/LZ NEWS/MELODY MAKER POLL AWARDS/MAKING OF LED ZEP IV PART 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

THE LED ZEPPELIN DIGITAL AUDIO MEDIA ARCHIVE – UPDATED NOVEMBER 2021
Created by Blockbuster…
Here’s an update via the very busy Blockbuster on the Led Zeppelin Digital Audio Media Archive that was launched earlier in the year. It’s developed into a simply amazing audio tape archive – be sure to check it out…
Welcome to what is probably the Worlds Largest online Led Zeppelin & related Audio Media Archive of interviews, documentaries, sessions and live Performances.  If it was broadcasted or intended for broadcast on radio or online then it makes the list.  …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[17 Nov 2021 | One Comment | 1,623 views]
IPSWICH 1971 POSTER CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT & ALISON/ELECTRIC MAGIC – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /LED ZEP IV AT 50/PETER GRANT REMEMBERED/BOB SPITZ ZEP BIOGRAPHY REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

IPSWICH POSTER CELBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1971 LED ZEPPELIN FAMOUS ST, MATTHEW’S BATHS GIG… 
Here’s all the info on how to obtain this superb souvenir of a momentous Led Zeppelin gig -all in aid of a very worthy cause..
 
50 years after the legendary Led Zeppelin concert at St. Matthew’s Baths in Ipswich, often described as “Suffolk’s Greatest Gig” a limited-edition poster featuring photographs taken at the concert has been published, with the profits going to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
The photos of the gig  were taken by Nigel Rea, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Nov 2021 | One Comment | 1,294 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN -REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION UPDATE /LZ NEWS/LED ZEPPELIN IV -IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /ROBERT & ALISON/PETE MAKOWSKI RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio:
Update – feedback – the promo interview…
The Evenings With Led Zeppelin book is now readily available in both the US and UK .
Here’s some reaction from some satisfied readers…
The book arrived today. It is a thing of beauty!  I’ve just had a glance through – and it looks wonderful.  I can’t wait to immerse myself in this incredible piece of work, with all my unofficial Zep recordings, and just chill out to …