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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Jan 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,145 views]
JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/DAVID BOWIE FOUR YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 76 today  – January 9th 2020
In a career that has spanned over seven decades, he has more than made his mark when it comes to the art of rock guitar playing.
From monolithic riffing to bombastic solos. From simple acoustic beauty to vast guitar instrumental orchestration. Jazz, classical and Eastern influences, blues, 50s rock’n’roll and psychedelic – he has turned his hand to all these varying styles over the years.  Always inventive and with a brilliant ear for production values, Jimmy …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Dec 2019 | 10 Comments | 1,545 views]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ LEMMY FOUR YEARS GONE / TBL 2019 SUMMARY/DL BEST OF THE YEAR LISTINGS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
So that was the year that was….2019…
On the Zep related front, Jimmy’s display of guitars and amps at the Play It Loud Instruments Of Rock’n Roll Exhibition in New York  was very well received by all that viewed. Robert Plant alternated between projects providing many UK fans an up close and personal experience with Saving Grace. His Digging Deep podcast has been an enlightening listen. John Paul Jones wowed the 100 Club audience in London in early March with a stunning collaboration with Thurston Moore and Steve Noble. JPJ …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Dec 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,635 views]
SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET/ SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972 AND MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA//LZ NEWS/ A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET:
”In the light you will find the road…”
Janet and I have been absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by the many Facebook messages and offers of help and support in the light of a couple of very tough weeks that saw Janet break her leg and myself facing up to some long standing mental health issues.
We would like to sincerely thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the kindness and support we have received. This has provided so much inspiration and strength for …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Dec 2019 | 33 Comments | 1,917 views]
MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II EVENT DETAILS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981 38 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS

MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS:
I have to say things have not been so good here recently.
On the night of Sunday December 8, unfortunately Janet had a fall which resulting in her breaking her leg – specifically the femur bone in her hip. Janet had an operation last Tuesday for it to be pinned and began the long road to recovery
Firstly I am very happy to say that Janet is now thankfully back home from hospital.
However, I have been feeling in an anxious and often depressed state recently and witnessing Janet’s accident …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Dec 2019 | No Comment | 1,567 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN 12 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/ HOT WHEELS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
Led Zeppelin Reunion for Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena – 12 years gone…
Pic by Dave Linwood.
Twelve years ago today on Monday December 10, 2007, thousands of lucky fans converged on the O2 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only – in memory of Ahmet Ertegun. Millions more across the world tracked the unfolding events via texts and online reports.
It remains perhaps the most significant night in their history, as fans young and old were able to see and understand – either by …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Dec 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,247 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES FOR 2020/PLANET ROCK SYMPHONIC ZEPPELIN /ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP/LZ NEWS/ CODA /RADIO BROADCAST LP/DEC 4 1980/ROCK ICONS AND VINYL COUNTDOWN /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham new album and tour dates for 2020:Here’s the details…    
Deborah Bonham and her band have a new album lined up for 2020 and have announced the following tour dates for the new year as follows:
23 Jan WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre UK
www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk24 Jan LONDON BLUES FESTIVAL, Under The Bridge Chelsea, UK
www.underthebridge.co.uk/events/jbf-bernie-marsden/25 Jan GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, Minehead, UK
www.bigweekends.com/your-break/198457/ 28 Jan MILTON KEYNES The Stables
www.stables.org 07 Feb FRANCE L’Espace Culturel , 7 avenue de Villeroy Mennecy (91)
www.mennecy.fr/-Spectacles-

08 Feb TBC France

21 Feb BEWDLEY St George’s Hall, Worcs
www.thehall-bewdley.org.uk 22 Feb TBA23 Feb KINROSS …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Nov 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,163 views]
MICHAEL PUTLAND 1947- 2019 /PLANET ROCK CONCERT/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 24 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE GOALDIGGERS FIVE A SIDE – MM POLL AWARDS 40 YEARS GONE/ GENE CLARK/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Michael Putland 1947 – 2019:
I was very sad to hear the passing of another iconic rock photographer Michael Putland aged 72. During the 1970s, his work was a staple feature in the UK music press. When I was editing the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court 1975 book for Rufus Stone I had access to his amazing Led Zep Earls Court photos many of which were featured in the book – including the cover shot .
I was lucky enough to meet him at the Led Zeppelin From The …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 Nov 2019 | One Comment | 1,413 views]
TERRY O’NEILL 1938 -2019 RIP/LZ NEWS/ELECTRIC MAGIC EMPIRE POOL & LED ZEP IV 48 YEARS GONE/OLYMPIA 2013/VINYL COUNTDOWN BOOK/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Terry O’Neill…1938 – 2019…
Like countless others across the globe, I was very sad to hear the passing of Terry O’ Neill aged 81 – a truly  iconic photographer..
I was lucky enough to have access to his amazing Led Zeppelin photos taken in 1975 and 1977 when I edited the Led Zeppelin Live 1975 –1977 book for Iconic Images…including this brilliant Jimmy Page cover shot from the Led Zeppelin Earls Court performance on May 23 1975.

After I had completed editing the Led Zeppelin Live 1975 -1977 book for Iconic Images last …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[12 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,475 views]
ROBERT PLANT CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/JPJ ON STAGE/LZ NEWS/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS /THE NIGHT STALKER REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE LED ZEPPELIN IV 48 YEARS GONE/A CELEBRATION BOOK /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on the new Robert Plant Interview in this month’s Classic Rock:
A very good interview with Robert Plant by Rob Hughes in the new issue of Classic Rock – though I was surprised there was no direct mention of his Saving Grace project. There’s a heart-warming story of how John Bonham got him back in to the fold for ‘’one morel flurry ‘’with Zep, a good overview of his early solo career with rightful credit to Phil Collins, tales of performing on Top of The Pops, plenty of accolades …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,330 views]
FRONT ROW DAVE RIP/LZ NEWS/ NEW LZ COLLECTORS WEBSITE/TBL ARCHIVE – THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE &WEMBLEY 1978/ROCK CANDY BOOK LIST/LETZ ZEP LIVE ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

David ”Front Row Dave” Beesmer RIP:
Like so many of us, I was very sad to hear the news of the sudden passing of David ”Front Row Dave”Beesmer aged 54.
Dave was well known in the Zep fan community as ‘’Front Row Dave’’, so called for his knack of always being there or thereabouts at concerts – notably the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the 02 in 2007. Dave was interviewed on BBC Breakfast the day after the show. I was lucky enough to meet him before the Celebration Days London premiere …