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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Sep 2019 | 9 Comments | 1,308 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 39 YEARS GONE/REDDITCH ROCKED/ LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE UNCUT INTERVIEW/ ABBEY ROAD AT 50/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham 39 years gone today…
To mark the 39th anniversary of his passing, I’ve rounded up 39 examples of his percussive perfection. Along with countless fans around the world I will be indulging in many of these remarkable performances as we remember the man who still remains at the heart and soul of Led Zeppelin…
John Bonham 1948 – 1980:
Always loved…Always remembered… Always played…
Play these and remember him this way…

She’s A Mod – The Senators – (1964)
The earliest appearance on record of the young John Bonham on record. There’s plenty of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Sep 2019 | One Comment | 914 views]
CODA REDDITCH GIG & DRUMMER OF THE YEAR EVENT/ HOSSAM RAMZY & RIC OCASEK RIP/LZ NEWS/REMEMBERING JIMI HENDRIX AND MARC BOLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Coda John Bonham Celebration Redditch gig this Saturday :

Here’s all the info for this Saturday’s Coda gig at the Queens Head Redditch:
Coda had been booked to headline the John Bonham Celebration on Saturday, September 21.
However after that event was cancelled Coda managed to secure a gig at the Queen’s Head pub – close to where the Celebration was due to take place – so their own tribute could go ahead as planned on the same night.
Not only will it be a celebration of the life and works of what many regard …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Sep 2019 | No Comment | 1,136 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK RE-PACKAGE/LZ NEWS/ JPJ IN JAPAN/ THE FRIEND FILM/ SOUNDS COMPLETE LED ZEP 41 YEARS GONE/ WEMBLEY ’85/O2 ANNOUNCEMENT 12 YEARS GONE/ CODA REDDITCH GIG/PLAY IT LOUD PICS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Just a reminder about the new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book:
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s approaches at Knebworth I am making available a strictly limited edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
This 40th anniversary limited edition has a glossy newly designed book jacket with exclusives live photos from the Knebworth shows.
Each book includes an additional four page insert. This features a new 3,000 word interview with author Dave …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Sep 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,102 views]
DL AT 63 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/SAVING GRACE IN STRATFORD/LZ NEWS/BLUEBERRY HILL 49 YEARS GONE/VIP VICTORIA FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL AT 63: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…
63…how did that happen!
63 is the new 23!
As usual when a birthday rolls around, it’s a good time to quantify what I do, what I like and take stock…
So firstly let’s do some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show at the Granada Cinema Bedford)
9 when I first saw Tottenham Hotspur play
13 when I first heard Led Zeppelin
15 when I first started work at British Home Stores (sadly now gone)
15 when I …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Aug 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,076 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK RE-PACKAGE DETAILS/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Announcing a new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s approaches at Knebworth I am making available a strictly limited edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
This 40th anniversary limited edition has a glossy newly designed book jacket with exclusives live photos from the Knebworth shows.
Each book includes an additional four page insert. This features a new 3,000 word interview with author Dave Lewis in which …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Aug 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,249 views]
WORD IN YOUR EAR PODCAST/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 25 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE PART TWO/FREDDY BANNISTER RIP/LZ NEWS/JAPANESE BOOK/ HOT AUGUST NIGHT/DL DIARY BLOG UDATE

The Word – Word In Your Ear Podcast with David Hepworth and Mark Ellen:
The Islington pub, Tuesday August 20,2019:
I’ve long admired David Hepworth and Mark Ellen as music journalists and broadcasters. I watched them during their Old Grey Whistle Test years and have avidly read their books and writings, notable in the much missed Word magazine.
When The Word magazine folded, the pair developed the Word In Your Ear podcast – this has proved to be a very popular forum for them to feature guest writers, performers etc. Given my long …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Aug 2019 | No Comment | 1,441 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY /SAVING GRACE GIG/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 25 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE PART ONE/ATLAS TBL GATHERING/ WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Robert Plant on the occasion of his 71st birthday:
Robert Plant is 71 years old on Tuesday, August 20…
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
During the past 12 months he has continued to push the boundaries of his vocal talent -continuing to delight …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,394 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY TBL ATLAS GATHERING REPORT/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 1979 40 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/MOJO ZEP ISSUES/CAT CLUB LED ZEPPELIN II/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 Years Gone:
No Sleeping Bag Required…
40th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event:
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
From 12.00 Midday to 8.00PM
A Day of Led Zep Celebration – Guest Speaker Forums, Video Playbacks, Led Zep Knebworth Quiz, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979 on film and more.
Full report:
Following on from last September’s hugely enjoyable Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary ‘It’s Been a Long Time’ TBL gathering, we went back to the excellent Atlas pub in Fulham, London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Led …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Jul 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,576 views]
KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4 1979 – 40 YEARS GONE/KNEBWORTH TBL ARCHIVE/ATLAS TBL KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING/ LZ NEWS/THE WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth: 40 Years Gone…
The Knebworth stage under construction in the early morning of Thursday August 4 1979. Pic by Dave Lewis from the book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979.
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates that little bit more when it falls on the weekend –as it does this year. Saturday August 4th –just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred back in that field …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,359 views]
CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ON TBL 45/ATLAS KNEBWORTH GATHERING/JPJ FOR JAPAN/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST//CLASSIC ROCK/LZ NEWS/COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 40 YEARS GONE/LETZ ZEP/PEOPLES FRONT CLIPS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Chris Charlesworth Just Backdated blog:
Here’s a great piece by Chris Charlesworth on TBL 45…
No rock group protected its rights more fiercely than Led Zeppelin. Manager Peter Grant famously declared war against anything and anyone that might seek to deprive them of income, make money off their backs or hamper their progress in any way, and if this meant something might get broken or someone get hurt then so be it. You made an enemy of the mighty Zep at your peril, at least until Grant retired from the front line. …