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[15 Jul 2021 | No Comment | 825 views]
LED ZEPPELIN VINYL – THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION BY ROSS HALFIN/ LZ NEWS/LIVE AID 1985/PAGE & PLANT 1995/ROLLING STONES HYDE PARK ’69 /RSD DROP 2/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…

Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection by Ross Halfin (Reel Art Press)
Some of the best ideas are the simple ones and the world renowned rock photographer Ross Halfin’s concept of photographing his Led Zeppelin vinyl collection and presenting it in book form is one such example. Simple but very effective…
First things first – this book is not intended to be a definitive guide to Led Zeppelin vinyl releases – it would take a volume of mammoth proportions to achieve that and as Ross mentions in his introduction, add …

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[8 Jul 2021 | 4 Comments | 1,538 views]
BERLIN 1980 IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO /LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP/TBL MARKET PLACE/ HOLY GRAILS/ETTA JAMES AND JPJ/CROSBY,STILLS,NASH & YOUNG DEJA VU REISSUE REVIEWED/VIP RECORD FAIR /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE – ENGLAND…

 

 
Berlin July 7 1980 – It was 41 years ago…
Here’s my review of the 3 LP release that emerged last year  of the very last Led Zeppelin gig with John Bonham in Berlin on July 7 1980…
My thoughts on…
Led Zeppelin
A Memory Frozen Forever
Casino Records Limited Edition 3 LP 180 gr gold vinyl 350 only.
This is the latest in the Casino Records series of Led Zeppelin vinyl presentations. Previous releases have included This follows their excellent Berkeley Days Second Night package in a limited run of 400, I Told You Baby …

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KNEBWORTH 90 – IT WAS 31 YEARS AGO/ LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 1980 -IT WAS 42 YEARS AGO/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY 2014/ALAN LEWIS RIP/VINYL BARN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Knebworth 90 – It was 31 years ago:
Thoughts on the Record Store Day Robert Plant Live At Knebworth 12 inch single…
The recent Record Store Day Robert Plant Live At Knebworth 12 inch single was a timely reminder of a remarkable performance and it brought back many warm memories of what was something of a golden summer all of 31 years ago.
To backtrack on it all – it was certainly memorable  for us herere for a number of reasons – not least the arrival some six weeks early of our daughter Samantha Elizabeth …

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[23 Jun 2021 | One Comment | 1,484 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN PRE ORDER DETAILS/LZ NEWS/WHOLE LOTTA FROG/TBL ARCHIVE OVER EUROPE 1980 & BATH FESTIVAL 1970/JIMMY PAGE NOVEL/RUDE WORLD/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

The countdown continues:
77 days to go to the publication of Evenings With Led Zeppelin –The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio
The new expanded edition is extended by 48 pages bringing the total to 624 – including a brand new 10-page concert bootleg CD discography appendix
Dozens of additional concert ads, handbills, ticket stubs, press reviews, venue photos have been added – many images updated and improved.
More on stage photos have been added, including many never published before.
If you bought the first edition you already …

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[17 Jun 2021 | 4 Comments | 876 views]
HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED – TEN YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS /TBL ARCHIVE – COLOGNE OVER EUROPE 1980/RECORD STORE DAY DROP ONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Howard Mylett Remembered : Ten  Years Gone…

Saturday June 19th, marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Howard Mylett, the legendary Led Zeppelin collector and original author.
He wrote the first ever biography of Led Zeppelin published in 1976 and went on to write a series of superbly researched Zep books. .
Howard Mylett had an engaging dry wit, incredible enthusiasm for collecting all things Zep, and above all, was always so generous in sharing his passion. He could be a cantankerous old bugger at times but that was all part of Howard’s make …

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[9 Jun 2021 | One Comment | 1,166 views]
CLASSIC ROCK & ROCK CANDY REFLECTIONS /DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – ROBERT PLANT STORYTELLERS 2002 AND LED ZEPPELIN DVD & HOW THE WEST WAS WON 2003/RSD DROP ONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

More Classic Rock and Rock Candy reflections…
I have a ‘’This Month’s Contributors’’ slot in the new issue of Classic Rock out now.
I did a lot of research work and text for their excellent Celebration of Led Zeppelin IV at 50 feature. It’s an intensive study of every track on the album and much more…essential reading for every Zep fan…
Here’s the info about the new issue via their website:
It’s the album we’re celebrating in this month’s issue; an album that’s celebrating its half-century in 2021; a little record most commonly known …

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[3 Jun 2021 | 3 Comments | 1,551 views]
ROCK CANDY, CLASSIC ROCK & BASS PLAYER /PHIL JOHNSTONE RIP/LZ NEWS /KEZAR 1973/DVD/SGT PEPPER/PAUL WELLER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Rock Candy magazine:

I am really pleased with the Led Zeppelin feature I wrote for the new issue of Rock Candy magazine.
I worked hard on this to get a fresh perspective on the build up, the concerts and the aftermath of the whole Led Zeppelin Knebworth saga. I also interviewed Zep tour manager Richard Cole for his view as told from a key player who was right there at the time…
Here’s the official press release:
Rock Candy new issue – – Led Zeppelin at Knebworth… the in-depth story…
Issue 26 of Rock Candy …

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[27 May 2021 | 3 Comments | 733 views]
ROCK CANDY ZEP AT KNEBWORTH/ CLASSIC ROCK LED ZEP IV/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST//SAVING GRACE BIRMINGHAM DATE/ JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATION II EVENT /LZ NEWS/FATE OF NATIONS 27 YEARS GONE/BOB DYLAN AT 80/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth cover feature in the new issue of Rock Candy magazine:
The new issue of Rock Candy magazine has a major feature written by yours truly on Led Zeppelin at Knebworth. I’ve been working on this for past few weeks and I am very pleased with the end result.
It’s a 7,000 word 12 page story of their Knebworth appearances – the build up, the concerts and the aftermath. It also includes a new interview with Richard Cole that I conducted with him on the phone a few weeks …

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[19 May 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,536 views]
EARLS COURT 46 YEARS GONE/THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON 1978 -THE WHOLE STORY/LZ NEWS/WINTERLAND 1969 CD REVIEWED/CLASSIC ROCK ZEP IV/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 46th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 46 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

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[12 May 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,821 views]
JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL DETAILS/ STEVE TOOLEY RIP/LZ NEWS/PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT & EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18/LZ NEWS/HEATHROW AIRPORT 1977 /HONEYDRIPPERS 1981/LET IT BE AT 51/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham Celebration Event Details…a great day in prospect…
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II FESTIVAL 2021
The Government have announced their intention to allow large gatherings including music festivals to be staged without restrictions from June 21st onwards. This means our Festival in September can go-ahead as planned…
So with Government guidelines permitting, the one-day Rock and Blues event celebrating the life of John Henry Bonham takes place on Saturday 25th September in Redditch town centre, Bonzo’s hometown
Two live shows, matinee & evening*, featuring headline acts and special guests at Redditch’ Palace Theatre …