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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,372 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 | 1,550 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 | 1,345 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. …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[17 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,310 views]
TBL 45 HOT OFF THE PRESS AND OUT IN THE STREETS/ KNEBWORTH BOOK/ LZ NEWS/SEATTLE KINGDOM 42 YEARS GONE/KEZAR 1973 FILM/ROBERT PLANT 66 TO TIMBUKTU / VINYL LONDON GUIDE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 45 – HOT OFF THE PRESS …AND OUT ON THE STREETS…
TBL issue 45 is hot off the press and out on the streets…
It arrived via White Hart Press in Bedford late last week.
Since then I’ve been extremely busy in the TBL distribution centre (our dining room actually) packing the pre – orders ready to leave here.
TBL distribution update:
I counted them all in – I counted them all out…

All UK, American, Australia and Europe pre-orders are now in transit – UK copies should be delivered  by the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,205 views]
TBL ISSUE 45 AT THE PRINTERS/TBL 40TH ANNIVERSARY ATLAS GATHERING/ CHRIS FARLOWE SPOTTED!/LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 39 YEARS GONE/LIVE AID/BRIAN JONES & THE ROLLING STONES – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 45 – a design wrap and at the printers… 
The forthcoming TBL issue 45 is now a design wrap and is at the printers. The pic here was taken on Monday afternoon at StudioMix as TBL designer Mick Lowe and myself signed off the proof. We spent a fair few hours over the past few days overseeing the final design layout and checking of the text. It’s a big relief we have finally got to the finishing line…
At 64 pages this is the largest TBL magazine ever produced. It …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,454 views]
WORLD EXLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAUL JONES FOR TBL 45/ TBL ATLAS KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT/LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 39 YEARS GONE/ROBERET PLANT PICTURES AT ELEVEN/CASSETTE FEEDBACK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TBL World Exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones for TBL 45:
The forthcoming TBL issue 45 due out August, will feature a world exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones
In an interview I did with him on the phone last week exclusively for TBL, John talked about the Resonance FM 100 Club gig, Tres Coyotes, his projects ahead and his memories of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 years on…
In effect, it’s an exclusive catch up with the world of John Paul Jones in the summer of 2019…and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2019 | 7 Comments | 1,701 views]
IN PRAISE OF THE CASSETTE/OVER EUROPE 1980 39 YEARS GONE/ JIMMY AT KERRANG AWARDS/LZ NEWS/I WAS THERE CHRIS C REVIEW/BILLY KULKE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Dave Lewis – Celebrating 50 years of music passion 1969 – 2019: Post number 3:
In praise of the cassette…
In his recent excellent book A Fabulous Creation, author David Hepworth notes the rise of the popularity in the cassette format during the late 70s/early 80s. This was inspired by the launching of the Sony Walkman and the fact that many music lovers (this writer very much included) took ownership of their listening habits by taping albums and creating compilations and mix tapes.
The earlier tape format the Eight Track Cartridge never really …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,360 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – 39 YEARS GONE/HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/LZ NEWS/LISTEN TO THESE 77 LA NIGHTS/ PF CLIPS/SLADE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin over Europe 1980 -39 years gone…Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book re-launch:
This week marks the 39th 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.
To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book –
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book – now is the time!
This …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,538 views]
TBL SUMMER ACTIVITY/JIMMY PAGE IN GUITARIST MAGAZINE/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – PAGE & PLANT PARIS 1995 & LZ DVD 2003/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Here’s a round up of  upcoming TBL Summer Activity:
TBL issue 45  – Knebworth 40th Anniversary Special: 
Due out in August – TBL issue 45
TBL 45 is one of the most ambitious magazines yet produced – almost a double issue.
A 64 page issue this will include a reprint of the complete 40 page  Tight But Loose issue 3 – the Knebworth special first published in October 1979.
The TBL 3 – 40 page reprint includes the following:
News Background
Communication/ Letters page,
Quiz 2
Full TBL Led Zeppelin Poll results
Ten Years Gone/Five Years Gone feature
Knebworth ’79 – …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 Jun 2019 | No Comment | 1,383 views]
ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/TBL KNEBWORTH NO SLEEPING BAG REQUIRED EVENT/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL LED ZEP DVD AND ROBERT PLANT STORYTELLERS/THE DAY I WAS THERE BOOK/CODA REDDITCH GIG/ ROCKETMAN FILM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant – Digging Deep Podcast Episode One now available:
The first episode of the new Robert Plant podcast Digging Deep is now available. Episode one sets the tone for what promises to be a hugely enlightening and entertaining podcast. In a relaxed conversation with BBC 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt, Robert discusses the song Calling To You from the 1993 Fate of Nations album. There’s due acknowledgment to the input of Francis Dunnery, Nigel Kennedy and the late great Michael Lee. He also touches on the song Too Loud from …