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Dave Lewis Diary, Headline, TBL News »

[13 Jan 2021 | No Comment | 1,137 views]
ROSS HALFIN ZEP VINYL BOOK UPDATE/TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/MY REVIEW OF THE MARCH 24 1975 LA SOUNDBOARD/LZ NEWS STOP PRESS LED ZEPPELIN SINGLE CANCELLED / REMEMBERING MICK BONHAM/DL LIFE WITH THE STARS/ROCK’N’ROLL COLOURING/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection by Ross Halfin. Published by Reel Art Press – Spring 2021:
Here’s the latest update via his Facebook page from Ross Haflin on his forthcoming Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection book…this is going to be an essential addition to the creaking Led Zep bookshelf…
”I’ve been working on the latest draft of my new Led Zeppelin vinyl book and I’m actually really pleased with it . I have photographed all of my records and am trying to pick the rarest ones and also things I …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Jan 2021 | 2 Comments | 8,119 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES & JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/DAVID BOWIE 5 YEARS GONE/BEDS & BUCKS 1971 COLUMN/GERRY MARSDEN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 75th Birthday:
John Paul Jones was 75  on Sunday January 3…
To celebrate his Birthday here is the John Paul Jones 75 at 75  TBL Playlist as follows:
John Paul Jones 75 at 75 – The TBL Playlist:
1    Foggy Day In Vietnam – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
2    Baja – Available on: Your Time is Gonna Come –The Roots Of Led Zeppelin (1964)
3    Little Games (The Yardbirds)  –  Available on: The Yardbirds Little Games (1967)
4    She’s A Rainbow (The Rolling Stones) Available …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 Dec 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,242 views]
BEST OF THE YEAR LP AND CD RELEASES/ROUND UP OF DL TBL POSTS & WRITINGS 2020/LEMMY FIVE YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

BEST OF THE YEAR ROUND UP:
There’s been some truly fantastic albums and CD’s this past year so here’s my listings…
DL Best Of Year LP/CD releases:
These are my favourite vinyl LP and CD acquisitions of 2020 in no particular order:
Paul Weller – On Sunset  2LP
Bob Dylan –  Rough And Rowdy Ways  2LP
Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You  2LP
The Rolling Stones – Goats Head Soup reissue 2 LP
Led Zeppelin Transmissions 1969   2 CD
Led Zeppelin –   A Memory Frozen Forever –  Berlin July 7, 1980 3 LP bootleg
Led Zeppelin – More Comedy Less …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[22 Dec 2020 | One Comment | 1,164 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS – ALLY PALLY 48 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL/TBL HISTORY/McCARTNEY III REVIEW /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas …so here’s some Zep related Christmas memories….
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 48 YEARS GONE:
48 years ago on Saturday December 23rd  1972, I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the closest gig Led Zeppelin ever played to Christmas in the UK. It was a cold  dank day and the walk up Muswell Hill to the Alexandra Palace was a bit of a trek. All worth it of course, as …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Dec 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,402 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/LZ NEWS/CLEVELAND 1977 CINE FILM/ZEP PINBALL WIZARDS/NORDOFF ROBBINS CONCERT/MORE TBL ARCHIVE – ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON & THE BAND OF JOY/ POPMASTER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special:
Golden Lion Reunion 39 years gone…

December 15 – that is a date that always revives memories of the first public reunion of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones which I was lucky enough to be in attendance.
Here’s the story:
Back in the early months of 1981, Lynn Sizemore who was PR to the Golden Lion Roadies Charity For Children Association, the charity formed from the Fulham pub often frequented by the Zep / Swan Song entourage, approached me to publicise in the next issue of TBL, a children’s …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Dec 2020 | 8 Comments | 1,589 views]
LED ZEPPELIN VINYL – THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION BY ROSS HALFIN PRE ORDER NOW/SAVING GRACE FOR NORDOFF ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPY CHRISTMAS EVENT/LED ZEPPELIN 02 REUNION 13 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/LETZ ZEP ONLINE GIG/HONOLULU 70/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

 
Led Zeppelin Vinyl The Essential Collection by Ross Halfin
Now this is something to look forward to in 2021…this will be an essential addition to the Zep bookshelf. I’ve been in touch with Ross about the book recently and it really is going to be something special.
Here is all the info:
Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection by Ross Halfin. Published by Reel Art Press and available to pre-order nowAll pre-orders placed before April 17, 2021 will be signed by Ross Halfin
“Collecting vinyl is an addiction. Nothing beats listening to vinyl and pouring …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Dec 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,200 views]
DECEMBER 4 1980 – 40 YEARS GONE /CODA 38 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/LED ZEPPELIN IV PART 3/GALACTIC RAMBLE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 40 years ago …they could not continue as they were…

40 years ago this week I vividly remember taking a call from the Musician’s Only paper and being asked for a quote – these were sad times indeed – and it was about to get worse. The whole ‘Zep to split’ story would get buried somewhat when just four days later John Lennon was shot dead in New York…
Looking back at my diary entry for 40 years ago this very day it started off as a fairly ordinary Thursday.
The …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Nov 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,869 views]
MELODY MAKER POLL AWARDS 1979 TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL INCLUDING PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS//LZ NEWS/LA FORUM 1975/ LETZ ZEP ONLINE GIG/ JIMMY IN BRAZIL BOOK/LED ZEPPELIN IV PART 2/FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special :
Melody Maker Poll Awards: November 28, 1979 – 41 years gone…
41 years ago on a late cold November afternoon in 1979, I walked into the plush surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in London and ordered a vodka and lime at the bar just behind Richard Cole who was organising drinks for three quarters of Led Zeppelin.
The occasion was the annual Melody Maker Poll Awards for which Peter Grant had rounded up Robert, Bonzo and Jonesy to accept a remarkable seven awards. Richard Cole and assorted roadies and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Nov 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,481 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC AT THE EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY & LED ZEPPELIN IV – IT WAS 49 YEARS AGO/MSG 1975 CINE FILM/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 25 YEARS GONE/KNEBWORTH BOOK LAUNCH 2013/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC 49 YEARS GONE:
 
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[12 Nov 2020 | 10 Comments | 2,212 views]
LED ZEPPELIN BERKELEY DAZE 1ST NIGHT/LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH 1979 & OVER EUROPE 1980 FOOTAGE/FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK/MARQUEE ZEP MERCHANDISE/JIMMY PAGE IN GQ MAGAZINE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Berkeley Daze 1st Night 4 LP bootleg box set: 
Here’s my thoughts on the recently released Berkeley Daze 1st Night 4 LP bootleg box set… 
48 years ago this month I purchased my first ever Led Zeppelin bootleg. It was the famous Live On Blueberry Hill on the Trade Mark of Quality label on colored vinyl. I paid £6 for it via a postal order to a mail order outlet I saw advertising in Sounds music paper. It’s arrival on Thursday December 14 1972 was a red letter day for sure.
Thus …