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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Jul 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,749 views]
LIVE AID IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO/ROBERT DONATES TO NHS KIDDERMINSTER/LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO/BADGEHOLDERS BLUES/EVOLUTION DEVICE BOOK/PAGE -STONES SCARLET SET FOR RELEASE/STONES HYDE PARK/ON THE PLAYER/PAUL WELLER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 35 years ago on Monday …

Led Zeppelin at Live Aid – July 13, 1985:
Live Aid  – 35 Years Gone:
For all its ragged missed cues, hoarse vocals and cod drumming, I have great affinity for the ramshackle Zep Live Aid appearance. There’s little doubt that those 15 minutes on stage had a massive impact. Suddenly Led Zeppelin’s name was back in the frame and it was safe to own up to being a fan again.
Before all that, incredible as it sounds now, that early 80’s period had rendered them …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,330 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/KNEBWORTH 90 -IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY 2014/TBL MARKET PLACE/MORE ON THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/LET THE MUSIC PLAY/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 40 years ago – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: 
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. I was lucky enough to attend five of those gigs. This is all chronicled in my Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book
 
 
Here’s is a further extract – my on the road account written at the time and first featured in TBL issue 5…

TBL Retro Archive: …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,998 views]
A MEMORY FROZEN FOREVER -BERLIN 1980 3 LP REVIEWED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/ /LZ NEWS/BATH 1970/PEOPLES FRONT OF LZ LATEST/BOOK REVIEWS/THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

I took receipt of this new 3 LP release of the Berlin July 7 1980 performance on Thursday so… 
My thoughts on…
Led Zeppelin
A Memory Frozen Forever
Casino Records Limited Edition 3 LP 180 gr gold vinyl 350 only.
This is the latest in the Casino Records series of Led Zeppelin vinyl presentations. Previous releases have included This follows their excellent Berkeley Days Second Night package in a limited run of 400, I Told You Baby Long Time Ago – Scandinavia March 1969 limited edition of 450 on clear splatter vinyl and The Night …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jun 2020 | 9 Comments | 2,022 views]
HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/GET WELL MARK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Howard Mylett Remembered : Nine Years Gone…

Friday June 19th, marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of Howard Mylett, the legendary Led Zeppelin collector and original author.
He wrote the first ever biography of Led Zeppelin published in 1976 and went on to write a series of superbly researched Zep books. .
Howard Mylett had an engaging dry wit, incredible enthusiasm for collecting all things Zep, and above all, was always so generous in sharing his passion. He could be a cantankerous old bugger at times but that was all part of Howard’s make …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Jun 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,226 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – ROBERT PLANT STORYTELLERS 2002 AND LED ZEPPELIN DVD & HOW THE WEST WAS WON 2003/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II REVISED PLANS/LZ NEWS/ IAN DIXON ON CLASSIC ALBUMS RE-ASSESSED/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1: JUNE 2002 – STILL DREAMING OF WORLD CUP SUCCESS… 18 YEARS GONE… 
18 years ago, as the World Cup got underway in Japan, Robert Plant was back in the forefront again promoting the just released Dreamland album. Here in the UK we had a Storytellers TV recording and a one off London date in the space of a few days – all occurring at the time Sven’s England were attempting to triumph in the World Cup in Japan.
That summer of 2002 was something of a summer of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Jun 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,361 views]
KEZAR JUNE 2 1973 – IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO /TBL ARCHIVE -LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD/ SGT PEPPER IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO/HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 47 years ago…Kezar Stadium – June 2,1973…
To the left and below, the brilliant cover photos for TBL issue 35 (a duel cover issue) taken on this day in 1973 by Dan Cuny…fantastic images of an epic outdoor show…
It was all happening in the Kezar Stadium 47 years ago on June 2 – so here’s Mike Tremaglio’s tour log for that day …
June 2, 1973 – Kezar Stadium – San Francisco, California, USA
Setlist:
Rock And Roll, Celebration Day, Bring It On Home (Intro)/Black Dog, Over The Hills And Far Away, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 May 2020 | 11 Comments | 1,570 views]
CELEBRATION DAY GLOBAL WATCH PARTY/JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LIVE IN OSAKA 1971 – AN INSPIRATION/ TBL ARCHIVE -ROBERT PLANT KINGS HEAD 1993 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day set for global watch party:

This one has been widely reported and you can count me in..
This report via the Classic Rock website:
Led Zeppelin’s famous 2007 reunion performance is to be shown in full for free this coming weekend.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones played with Jason Bonham at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 in London on December 10, 2007 – a benefit show in memory of the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records.
It was Led Zeppelin’s first show in 27 years …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 May 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,184 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT – IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE BOOK REVIEW/ZEPFAN PODCAST/TBL PRODCUT UPDATE/10 YEARS OF MICK LOWE DESIGN/ THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 45 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[14 May 2020 | 14 Comments | 1,568 views]
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 1975/HEATHROW 1977/PHIL MAY RIP/ROBERT PLANT ROY WILLIAMS TRIBUTE/ LITTLE RICHARD RIP/JPJ WEBSITE/LET IT BE AT 50/POPMASTER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:

With the 44th anniversary of the first two Led Zeppelin appearances at Earls Court – to get you right in the zone here is a feature that first ran in TBL issue 15. It focuses on some of the key performances on the US tour of early 1975 that provided something of an indicator to the five glorious nights that would follow in May 1975…
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT:
Led Zeppelin’s tenth American tour kicked off in …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[7 May 2020 | No Comment | 1,049 views]
ATLANTA AND TAMPA IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO/ LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT & SSS GLOUCESTER 2012/ BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER AT 50/ DL A TO Z OF ALBUMS – B IS FOR DAVID BOWIE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: It was 47 years ago… 
Led Zeppelin US tour opening  date –  Friday, May 4, 1973 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

Setlist (from River City Review)
Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Notes: Other tracks most likely performed but not listed in the review: Celebration Day, Bring It on Home Intro/ Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, The …