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[8 Aug 2018 | 4 Comments | 2,056 views]
KNEBWORTH SATURDAY AUGUST 11 1979 – 39 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ UNCUT SPECIAL/JOHN BONHAM REDDITCH CELEBRATION FESTIVAL DETAILS/JIMMY PAGE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY REVIEWED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11th 1979 – Then as it really was…39 years gone…
 
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 actual days –as it does this year. Saturday August 11h 1979 – just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred for a second time back in that field just outside Stevenage all of 39 years ago.
On Saturday  I, and thousands of other …

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[1 Aug 2018 | 10 Comments | 2,115 views]
KNEBWORTH SATURDAY AUGUST 4 – IT WAS 39 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SSS PARIS REVIEW/MARK BLAKE PETER GRANT BOOK/ J. PAGE BIOGRAPHY/WHO’S WHO/TBL LED ZEP AT 50 EVENT/FLOYD EFFECT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth: 39 Years Gone…
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 actual days –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 just outside Stevenage all of 39 years ago.
On Saturday  I, and thousands of other fans will no doubt be thinking back to that glorious day in the summer of …

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[25 Jul 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,308 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 EVENT – TICKETS NOW ON SALE/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT & SSS IN PARIS/LUIS REY BOOK/RECORD COLLECTOR CALL OUT/COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 39 YEARS GONE / PRINCESS TRUST 36 YEARS GONE/GRAHAM NASH REVIEWS / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 TBL CELEBRATION DAY EVENT:
Following on from last December’s hugely enjoyable ‘Ahmet We Did It’ 02 Ten Years Gone event at this venue, we are going back to the pub for a day of Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebrations…
Dave Lewis and Julian Walker Present..
Led Zeppelin at 50 – It’s Been A Long Time 1968 -2018
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event
Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road,Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
From 12.00 Midday to 8.30PM
Nearest tube: West Brompton (District Line, London …

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[18 Jul 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,608 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SSS FOR CARDIFF GIG AND MORE US DATES / LZ NEWS/ LZ LIVE BOOK 1975 -1977 PREVIEW/LED ZEPPELIN AT 50 TBL EVENT – MORE DETAILS/ SEATTLE KINGDOME 41 YEARS GONE/BOB DYLAN AT BLACKBUSHE 40 YEARS GONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters – Cardiff gig announced:
This news via Planet Rock website:
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters have lined up a relatively intimate headline show for this autumn.
The Led Zeppelin legend and his band will play the 1,900 capacity Wales Millennium Centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay on Thursday 25th October.
The gig precedes their headline appearance at BluesFest at London’s The O2 the following day where they will perform alongside Van Morrison.
Tickets to the Cardiff show go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at …

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[12 Jul 2018 | One Comment | 2,464 views]
ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION OF LED ZEPPELIN LIVE 1975 -1977/LZ NEWS/TBL & CODA TRIBUTE BAND LED ZEP AT 50 PLANS/ENGLAND WORLD CUP JOURNEY ENDS & DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Announcing the forthcoming publication Led Zeppelin Live 1975 – 1977:
Aside from the Evenings With Led Zeppelin I’ve also been involved in the above title in an Editor and collator role.
Firstly some facts and figures:
Led Zeppelin Live – 1975 – 1977  ACC Editions/Iconic Images
Featuring the Led Zeppelin photographs of Terry O Neill, Michael Brennan and Baron Wolman
Text, captions and editing by Dave Lewis
190 pages
140 approx. black and white photos – 32 approx. colour photos
Large format Hardback
Embossed cover
Publication late July
Price £20 approx..
Here’s the basic overview:
Led Zeppelin Live – (ACC Editions/Iconic Images)
“They were pure …

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[5 Jul 2018 | No Comment | 1,711 views]
JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION FESTIVAL IN REDDITCH DETAILS/ BOOK LATEST/ LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – OVER EUROPE 1980 -38 YEARS GONE/ STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS UK TOUR/ROY CAR R.I.P./DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Here are the full details again of the John Bonham Celebration Festival set for Redditch on September 22:  
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION FESTIVAL IS READY TO ROCK REDDITCH
 Following the installation of a permanent bronze memorial statue in his hometown of Redditch, Worcestershire, a very special music event has been organised to celebrate the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer’s 70th Birthday, life and legacy.
 Organised by The John Bonham Memorial Friends and in partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College, the celebration festival will take place at Peakman Street, Redditch on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
A stellar …

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[29 Jun 2018 | 13 Comments | 3,356 views]
ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION OF EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN/ LZ NEWS/ JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL CONCERT/ OVER EUROPE 1980 IT WAS 38 YEARS AGO/CELEBRATION DAY SCREENING AT WHITLEY BAY FILM FESTIVAL/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Announcing the forthcoming publication of …
Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
At last we have reached the finishing line – the book myself and Mike Tremaglio, along with TBL designer Mick Lowe have been working on for the past four and a half years is finally a wrap…
On Thursday, June 14, 2018 we did the last corrections and the book files are now with Omnibus Press to begin printing.
Planned publication via Omnibus Press is September.
So firstly, here are some facts and figures about the …

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[21 Jun 2018 | 11 Comments | 2,330 views]
LED ZEPPELIN FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK RE-LAUNCH /STOP PRESS: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME SOUNDTRACK REISSUE DETAILS/LZ NEWS/ JPJ ON STAGE WITH JULIE FELIX/ HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/ PETER CLIFTON RIP/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS AT FOREST HILLS/THE ROLLING STONES AT TWICKENHAM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book re-launch:
This week marks the 38th 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 – the price is a bargain £8 including postage and packing.
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book – now is the time!
This is a …

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[14 Jun 2018 | 5 Comments | 1,927 views]
EXCLUSIVE DEBORAH BONHAM INTERVIEW PLUS INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL STATUE SCULPTOR MARK RICHARDS/LZ NEWS/LED ZEPPELIN DVD 15 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham – Exclusive TBL Interview:
Following on from the coverage of my visit to the John Bonham memorial statue in Redditch, here’s the exclusive interview I conducted with Deborah Bonham on May 31 2018 – in the vicinity of the statue in Mercian Square in Redditch.
“John was a man of the people – this is for the people of Redditch and Led Zeppelin fans everywhere”
Deborah Bonham – The TBL interview:
 On the occasion of John Bonham’s 70th birthday and the erecting of a lasting memorial statue in his hometown of Reddich, Deborah Bonham talks …

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[7 Jun 2018 | 7 Comments | 1,815 views]
VISITING THE JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL STATUE/ LZ NEWS/THE LED ZEPPELIN DVD RELEASE 15 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Visiting the John Bonham Memorial Statue on May 31, 2018…
It was the late evening of July 5, 1980 and earlier we had witnessed the thrilling Led Zeppelin performance at the Olympiahalle in Munich. Now my TBL colleague Tom and I had gone with the Zep entourage to a night club within the Hilton Hotel. All the group were in attendance and as had happened a lot during our time on the tour,, we got talking to John Bonham. As ever, his down to earth Midlands tone rang out. He was …