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[4 Nov 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,418 views]
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE -IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/MORE TBL NOVEMBER ARCHIVES/ROLLING STONES TATTOO YOU REISSUE /MALCOLM DOME & RICHARD MACKAY RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive: The Song Remains The Same London premiere – it was 45 years ago today…
After the excitement of The Song Remains The Same soundtrack double album release, 45 years ago this week saw the premiere of the accompanying movie. This occurred at the Warner West End cinema in London’s Leicester Square although such was the demand the film was also screened at the nearby Shaftesbury Avenue ABC Theatre.
My girlfriend Fiona and I  got tickets by queuing overnight in early October. Sleep was at a minimum that night as the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Oct 2021 | One Comment | 1,611 views]
THEY ASK NO QUARTER CARL DUNN PHOTO BOOK DUE/EAGLES PLUS ROBERT AND ALISON HYDE PARK/LZ NEWS/REMASTERS 31 YEARS GONE /UNLEDDED ’94/PRIORY OF BRION ’99/BOOK NEWS/BOWIE 75/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

This looks like being a welcomed addition to the ever creaking Led Zep bookcase…
“THEY ASK NO QUARTER”
THE CARL DUNN LED ZEPPELIN ARCHIVE 1969-1975
NEW LED ZEPPELIN PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK BASED ON UNSEEN PHOTOS TO BE PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2021
Legendary Rock photographer Carl Dunn opens his Led Zeppelin archive.
The new photographic book details 15 Led Zeppelin shows ranging from the Texas Pop Festival in 1969, over the rise of Led Zeppelin on their March – May 1970 tour of the US south, to 5 shows from the epic 1973 tour, including the double …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Oct 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,316 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT 52/LZ NEWS/MAKING OF ZEP III PART 2/ THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME SOUNDTRACK AT 45 /THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES LET IT BE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin II – it was 52 years ago …October 22,1969…
Led Zeppelin II – A Kind of Rock…
To celebrate the release of the Led Zeppelin II album this week back in 1969 – some thoughts 52 years on…
Led Zeppelin II:
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it. Dave Lewis re appraises Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 51st anniversary.
In reappraising the …

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[15 Oct 2021 | No Comment | 1,423 views]
JIMMY PAGE CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL REPORT/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: LYCEUM 69 – LED ZEPPELIN III/ UNLEDDED 94/MOJO/VIP BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/JOHN LENNON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page Cheltenham Literature Festival appearance to discuss his book Jimmy Page: The Anthology (Genesis Publications)
Pic by Krys Jantzen
Wednesday October 13,2021:
From his early days as a session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all, he has amassed an archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia now being published in Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Join Jimmy in a rare interview as he opens his archives, telling the inside story of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[7 Oct 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,187 views]
JIMMY PAGE CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL EVENT/ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS HIGH AND LONESOME/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – PARIS 69 – LED ZEPPELIN III – JAPAN 71/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

 Jimmy Page joins Cheltenham Literature Festival Line-Up to discuss Jimmy Page: The Anthology
Next Wednesday October 13, Jimmy Page will be discussing the Anthology book at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Here’s all the info:
From his early days as a session musician, through his years on the world stage with Led Zeppelin, to his solo work and collaborations, Jimmy Page has lived a spectacular life in music. Throughout it all, he has amassed an archive of guitars, costumes and memorabilia now being published in Jimmy Page: The Anthology. Join Jimmy in a …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 Sep 2021 | 5 Comments | 1,605 views]
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II – REDDITCH ROCKED/ LZ NEWS/TOBY JUG BOOK/SOUNDS – 43 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
John Bonham  A Celebration II Festival Event – Saturday September 25,2021
Redditch Rocked…
So to Redditch for the much delayed John Bonham Celebration II Festival Event. I was in attendance at the 2018 gathering and since then the John Bonham Memorial Friends group led by Festival Director Ros Sidaway have been trying to stage a follow up.
With the pandemic to contend with this –  like so many events this as been a difficult task.
Admirably, earlier in the year Ros and her team began piecing together a 2021 event –and an ambitious one …

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[23 Sep 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,342 views]
GOODBYE ANDY…/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II EVENT/ REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 41 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

Goodbye Andy…
We said goodbye to dear Andy yesterday in Upminster on a beautiful sunny afternoon – ‘’the summer of my smiles’’ as Robert Plant sang on The Rain Song, the appropriately serene music that we entered the chapel to.
There were indeed smiles as we heard from Nigel Catchpole the humanist celebrant taking the service of Andy’s life and how his connection to music touched all our lives. His days of playing bass in a variety of bands –indeed, there were some ex members of those bands sitting amongst us and of course …

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[15 Sep 2021 | No Comment | 1,534 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 | 1,703 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 | 9 Comments | 1,522 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 …