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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Sep 2021 | No Comment | 1,354 views]
ANDY ADAMS FUNERAL DETAILS/ REMEMBERING THE 1992 UK CONVENTION/EVENINGS WITH PODCAST/JOHN BONHAM FESTIVAL/LZ NEWS/BERKELEY DAZE 50 YEARS GONE/JIMI HENDRIX & MARC BOLAN /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Andy Adams Funeral Details:
This via Simon Adams and Rob Bannister:
The interim death certificate has now been processed and we can now release some of the details for Andy’s funeral. This will take place at South Essex Crematorium Ockendon Rd, Upminster RM14 2UY on Wednesday September 22 at 1.20 pm.
If you would like to attend, please contact Simon Adams via email at sadsy1@sky.com as numbers will be limited.
As you may be aware Andy died suddenly without life insurance and without a funeral plan so we are asking people not to send flowers …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Sep 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,518 views]
BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN/LZ NEWS/ANDY ADAMS/EVENINGS WITH LZ UPDATE/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL -SEPTEMBER 7 ’68 – BLUEBERRY HILL – ROBERT PLANT 1985 – AHMET ANNOUNCEMENT/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION/BLACK DOG ONLINE FANZINE/ZEPFAN SITE UPDATE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Becoming Led Zeppelin:

This via LZ News:
Jimmy Page was in Venice to promote “Becoming Led Zeppelin,” the feature-length authorised documentary charting the beginning of the band.
Page took part in a press conference with director Bernard MacMahon and producer and screenwriter Allison McGourty to promote the film the day after its first screening.
Here’s Jimmy’s reply to one of the questions in the press conference…
Can you talk about the independence you had with Led Zeppelin? What most concerned you with the legacy of Led Zeppelin? How do you see Led Zeppelin’s place in …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Sep 2021 | 8 Comments | 1,299 views]
TRIBUTES TO ANDY ADAMS 1961- 2021

Andy Adams 1961 – 2021…
The devastating news of the passing of the renowned Zep chronicler and friend to us all Andy Adams aged 60 has been such a shock.
The response to his very sad passing has been truly overwhelming though not unsurprising given Andy’s standing in the Zep community…
I have rounded up some of the many tributes that have been posted in the last few days on Facebook, plus many others that were sent to me via email.
Many thanks to all those who contributed. Reading through all these amazing memories, it’s …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[25 Aug 2021 | One Comment | 1,237 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION/VIP RECORD FAIR/LZ NEWS/CHARLIE WATTS RIP/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR /TEXAS POP FESTIVAL/PAGE & PLANT UNLEDDED /JIMMY PAGE NOVEL /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

A big moment here this past week…

The arrival of the new Evenings With Led Zeppelin Revised & Expanded Edition book.
First a bit of a backstory:
Mike Tremaglio and I have been living with this book for nigh on ten years. The idea grew out of the touring logs Mike was producing for regular features in the TBL magazine. Both he and I had long since been ardent chroniclers and researchers of Led Zeppelin’s concert history. I have an exercise book from 1977 with my first hand written attempt of a list …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Aug 2021 | One Comment | 1,510 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR LITERATURE FESTIVAL EVENT/ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS NEW ALBUM/ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/BOB HARRIS /ROSS HALFIN BOOK/ THE WHO AT WEMBLEY/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Jimmy Page Joins Cheltenham Literature Festival Line-Up to Discuss Jimmy Page: The Anthology
This one via the Genesis Publications website:
It was announced this morning (12 August) that Jimmy Page will be in conversation live on stage at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival to discuss his 2020 book, Jimmy Page: The Anthology.
Last year, the festival showcased its first digital line-up due to the pandemic, after being held in Cheltenham for the previous five years. Now, it’ll once again be held at a number of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Aug 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,764 views]
KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 – 42 YEARS GONE/MORE ON BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN/LZ NEWS /ROSS HALFIN PODCAST INTERVIEW/HOT AUGUST NIGHT 50 YEARS GONE/BEDFORD RECORD FAIR EVENTS/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11 1979 – Then as it really was…42 years gone…
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates  – 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 42 years ago.
On Wednesday  August 11 I, and thousands of other fans will no doubt be thinking back to that glorious second Zep gig …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Aug 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,908 views]
BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN DOCUMENTARY COMPLETED/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL DETAILS/ LZ NEWS/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/SAVING GRACE LATEST/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4 – IT WAS 42 YEARS AGO TODAY/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UDATE

Becoming Led Zeppelin documentary completed… 
This one via the Variety website…and much welcomed news…
”American Epic” director Bernard MacMahon has revealed the title of his long-awaited and recently completed Led Zeppelin feature documentary: “Becoming Led Zeppelin.”
The project, which was first announced in 2019, has unprecedented access to the band, marking the first and only time the group has participated in a documentary in 50 years. Though 1976 doc “The Song Remains the Same” centred on the band, that was largely a concert film of a series of Madison Square Garden performances in …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Jul 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,444 views]
LATEST TBL PROJECTS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/SAVING GRACE IN BRIERLEY HILL/ ZEP COPENHAGEN WARM UPS -IT WAS 42 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL /DL Projects Update:
Tight But Loose – chronicling the world of Led Zeppelin since 1978
I thought it would be a good idea to round up the various TBL initiatives and projects I am working on – as illustrated in the new TBL flyer…
2021 has already proved to be a very productive one with my involvement in the Record Collector presents Led Zeppelin special issue, the Classic Rock 50th Anniversary Led Zeppelin IV feature in Classic Rock and the writing of the Led Zeppelin at Knebworth feature for Rock Candy issue …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[22 Jul 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,977 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SAVING GRACE IN WORTHING & BEXHILL /LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT UK TOUR – IT WAS 26 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant and Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian with special guest Scott Matthews:

July 19: Pavilion Theatre Worthing …
This via the Ultimate Classic Rock website:
Robert Plant returned to the stage last night in Worthington, England, for his first post-pandemic concert since 2019.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman performed with his new band, Saving Grace, which also includes vocalist Suzy Dian, mandolinist and guitar player Tony Kelsey, banjo and guitar player Matt Worley and percussionist Oli Jefferson.
The group’s set list included a mix of traditional songs and covers of Levon Helm’s “Move Along …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Jul 2021 | No Comment | 825 views]
LED ZEPPELIN VINYL – THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION BY ROSS HALFIN/ LZ NEWS/LIVE AID 1985/PAGE & PLANT 1995/ROLLING STONES HYDE PARK ’69 /RSD DROP 2/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…

Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection by Ross Halfin (Reel Art Press)
Some of the best ideas are the simple ones and the world renowned rock photographer Ross Halfin’s concept of photographing his Led Zeppelin vinyl collection and presenting it in book form is one such example. Simple but very effective…
First things first – this book is not intended to be a definitive guide to Led Zeppelin vinyl releases – it would take a volume of mammoth proportions to achieve that and as Ross mentions in his introduction, add …