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Here’s the line up…

Led Zeppelin 1973: On fire in Europe and bigger than ever in America:

Mike Tremaglio tracks gig by gig, the highly acclaimed European tour and the first leg of the massively successful US tour of spring 1973. This is the moment Led Zeppelin ceased to be a mere rock band and ascended into a global phenomenon. The set lists, the reviews, the ads, the whole story.

Plus Kezar Stadium ’73 – I Was There:

Four  Bay Area rock fans offer first hand accounts in words and pictures of that memorable open air show at Kezar Stadium San Francisco in June 1973.

Aubrey Powell – Creating the Art Of Led Zeppelin: The TBL Interview.

In the first part of an exclusive exclusive TBL interview, Aubrey Powell aka Po of the Hipgnosis design team explains how, along with partner Storm Thorgerson, he created the art of Led Zeppelin beginning with the story behind the sleeve design for Houses Of The Holy.

Led Zeppelin –The Dick Barnatt 1968 Photo Shoot: TBL Investigates

The photo of the young Led Zep standing by a Jaguar car is a much seen image –TBL investigates when, where and why this took place and goes back to the location with Dick Barnatt, the original press photographer responsible for the session.

That ‘On The Wane’ Comment – Chris Charlesworth replies:

Former Melody Maker journalist Chris Charlesworth reflects back to that famous ‘on the wane’ comment used in the Zep UK tour adverts and the Montreux concerts he attended in 1972.

Neal Preston – Digital Graffiti:

The renowned  US Zep tour photographer on the making of his new digital book Sound And Fury

Robert Plant –Space Shifting Down Under – with Patty Griffin at Rough Trade East 

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters –Down Under tour round up plus on the spot report of his appearance with Patty Griffin at Rough Trade East

Let Me Take You to the Movies…

Part 2 of Alec Plowman’s overview of Zep’s visual history that led to the celluloid success of Celebration Day.

Nick Anderson Collector’s Column

First of a regular column by resident TBL Zep collector expert Nick Anderson which looks at the recent Celebration Day promos and rarities along with the latest eBay in demand auction items.

Jeff Strawman Instrument Watch

The renowned  Zep gear expert provides the low down on the Jimmy Page TransPerformance Gibson Les Paul

Plus: Led Zep Re-issue latest/Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones at the ECHO Awards, JPJ with Seasick Steve, Deborah Bonham Stables MK gig review,latest news and more.


Many recent purchasers of TBL books have never indulged in the magazine…now is the perfect opportunity…if you are new to the TBL magazine –this is the perfect issue to find out what it’s all about because if you love Led Zep…you will love this magazine…

Here’s some TBL magazine recommendations from satisfied readers:

‘I’m an avid reader of Mojo,Q, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone but my subscription to the Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose is far and away the best value for money.’’ Michael Rae, Victoria Australia

 ‘’TBL is a great balance of serious in depth analysis and handy sized chunks to keep you fully up to date of what’s going on in the Zep world. If you are a Zep fan there really is no excuse not to get subscribed!’’  Richard Grubb, Cardiff Wales.

 ‘’Latest issue of TBL arrived and has been keeping me entertained for days now. Particularly enjoyed the interview with Warren Grant, the investigative report on Zep’s first rehearsal, and the overview of Zep’s tour of Oz and NZ in 1972. Dave Lewis consistently provides interesting and highly entertaining commentary and photographs in every issue. If you’re a Zep fan and haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait another day.’’ Bill McCue, USA

 ‘’Without Dave Lewis. so much Zep folklore would be scattered – his infectious enthusiasm makes us all become the young Zeppelin fans we used to be once again!’’ Kevin Hewick, Leicester  UK

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  • Kelly Patterson said:

    I agree Kathy … both covers are great 🙂 but really like the Jimmy cover with his classic ‘leg lift’ 😉

    that shot is from the Kezar show isn’t it?

    very excited about this issue since 1973 was an awesome year for Zep esp in touring (tho the release of ‘houses of the holy’ wasn’t too shabby either) 😉 … but really loved Jimmy’s playing on this tour esp … and the setlist was one of the very best imho … the songs led into each other so well

    i listen to my bootlegs from this tour perhaps more than any other … the Kezar show in particular is considered legendary not only for performance but for volume … i’ve read from attendees’ remembrances that it was ungodly loud … and it’s the show where the dove landed on Plant’s hand (?) … isn’t that right? how weird and cool too 🙂

    really looking forward to the issue as you can see from my ramblings lol

  • Kathy Urich said:

    Looking forward to this. I love the cover.

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