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[24 Feb 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,207 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/BONHAM-BULLICK LATEST/MORE GRAFFITI/ LED ZEP 75 SNAPSHOT/ ANDY EDWARDS ON THE PRIORY OF BRION/CODA TRIBUTE REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti it was 47 years ago…
It’s been a week of here of celebrating the 47th anniversary of  Physical Graffiti  and I’ve been playing various versions of the album and rounded up the reviews and wallowed in the sheer nostalgia of such a great period so here’s various snapshots of what I have felt and still feel about my favourite album of all time – and maybe yours too…
First to back track seven years to the 40th anniversary and the 2015 reissue…
So some DL thoughts:
To  backtrack 47 years: My Physical Graffiti:
Physical …

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[17 Feb 2022 | No Comment | 1,415 views]
SAVING GRACE UK TOUR DATES/PAGE & PLANT ROYAL ALBERT HALL 20 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ KATHY URICH & JR WARNER RIP/CODA TRIBUTE BAND BEDFORD ESQUIRES GIG/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Tour dates….this via LZ News:
Robert Plant has announced that he will tour the UK with his new band Saving Grace in April and May 2022.
The band will perform around England and Wales in the tour, which is due to kick off in Bexhil on April 8.
Check out all the tour dates below:

April 8 – Bexhill, England
April 10 – Folkestone, England
April 11 – London, England
April 14 – Hull, England
April 15 – Scunthorpe, England
April 16 – York, England
April 19 – Bewdley, England
April 20 – Rhyl, Wales
April 22 – Liverpool, England
April 23 – …

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[10 Feb 2022 | One Comment | 1,446 views]
TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/ LZ NEWS/VALENTINE’S DAY/ BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR & CODA IN BEDFORD /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive – Led Zep 1975 Snapshot:

With the 47th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s activities in 1975 upon us -I will be celebrating this era with a series of TBL Led Zep 1975   Snapshots – these will take the form of postings covering specific gigs and events from the era, with particular spotlight on the period January to May 1975.
This is designed to track the progress of the year as it unfolded. I will also be listening to the relevant bootleg of the chosen gig on the day to add a …

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[3 Feb 2022 | 2 Comments | 1,821 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES TOP 12 PERFORMANCES/NEWLY SURFACED 1977 US TOUR CINE FOOTAGE/ LZ NEWS/ 1970 EVENINGS WITH EXTRACT/TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

12 Greatest  John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Performances with Led Zeppelin …
Going on from the piece I wrote for the Classic Rock website – I’ve extended the listing here to a 12 -these are just some of some of John Paul Jones’ greatest Led Zeppelin performances .It’s of course impossible to choose just 12 and I am sure you will have your own faves but these are right up there in showcasing his amazing talent…
John Paul Jones Top 12 Led Zeppelin Performances:
By Dave Lewis
Not quite the quiet one – 12 …

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[27 Jan 2022 | 3 Comments | 1,527 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES TOP TEN FOR CLASSIC ROCK WEBSITE/LED ZEPPELIN I IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/MY SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP IN 77/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Ten Greatest  John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Performances with Led Zeppelin for Classic Rock Website:
Here’s a top ten listing of some of John Paul Jones’ greatest Led Zeppelin performances I’ve just written and compiled for the Classic Rock website.
It’s of course impossible to choose just ten and I am sure you will have your own faves but these are right up there in showcasing his amazing talent…
Here’s the intro:
John Paul Jones Top Ten Led Zeppelin Performances:
By Dave Lewis
Not quite the quiet one – 10 songs that demonstrate the pivotal …

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[19 Jan 2022 | One Comment | 1,752 views]
ROBERT PLANT LEICESTER 88 & DL PHOTO BOOK PROJECT CALL OUT / LZ NEWS/ MY THOUGHTS ON THE NEW HOW THE WEST WAS WON BOOTLEG RELEASE/TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/MY THOUGHTS ON PAUL McCARTNEY’S THE LYRICS BOOK/FACEBOOK Q & A/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant at Leicester University – It was 34 years Ago …

34 years ago this week on January 23 1988, I travelled to Leicester with the good lady Janet and friends Kam and Julie and Alan on a tip off that Robert Plant would be performing a secret warm up gig at the University for his forthcoming UK tour.

After a set by Shadows look alikes The Rapiers, on walked Robert with a completely new band. He proceeded to weave a rich tapestry of both old and new in a quite …

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[13 Jan 2022 | No Comment | 1,502 views]
EVENINGS WITH LZ BOOK LATEST/LZ NEWS/TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT/ REMEMBERING MICK BONHAM/DL LIFE WITH THE STARS/  50 YEARS A GO A TRIPLE ALBUM CHANGED MY LIFE/FACEBOOK Q & A/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle Revised & Expanded Edition by Dave Lewis and Mike Tremaglio:
Latest Update:
Here’s some very nice recent feedback via the Collectors Music Reviews website which preceded a review of the recent Earls Court bootleg release on the Graf Zeppelin label.
The Awesome Foursome (Graf Zeppelin LZSC-523A/B/C/D/E/F)
Earls Court Arena, London, U.K. – May 23, 1975
This review has been in the works for a few weeks now, there is a book that I used in reference for this show and will continue to use for the …

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[6 Jan 2022 | No Comment | 2,050 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES & JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/REMEMBERING RICHARD COLE ON HIS BIRTHDAY/DAVID BOWIE 6 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones on the occasion of his 76th Birthday:
John Paul Jones was 76 on Monday January 3…
To celebrate his Birthday here is the John Paul Jones 76 at 76  TBL Playlist as follows:
John Paul Jones 76 at 76 – 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 …

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[29 Dec 2021 | One Comment | 2,085 views]
BEST OF 2021 TBL ROUND UP – DL FAVOURITE BOOTLEGS – FAVOURITE REISSUES & NEW ALBUMS – FAVOURITE BOX SETS – FAVOURITE COMPILATIONS – FAVOURITE SINGLES – FAVOURITE BOOKS  /TBL POSTS OF THE YEAR OVERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

BEST OF THE YEAR 2021 TBL ROUND UP:
DL Best Of Year LP/CD releases:
There’s been some truly fantastic albums and CD’s this past year so here’s my best of listings…
These are my favourite vinyl LP and CD acquisitions of 2021 –  in no particular order- commencing with…
My Favourite Bootleg Releases  Of The Year: 
Led Zeppelin – Salvation Through Him -Bloomington January 18 1975 – Eelgrass 2CD
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Rock And Roll The Forum March 24 1975 – 4CD
Led Zeppelin Final Winterland 1969 2nd Night – Source 2 (No label 2CD)
Led …

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[22 Dec 2021 | 2 Comments | 1,706 views]
CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS ALLY PALLY 72 /LZ NEWS/MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA/SAVING GRACE BIRMINGHAM REVIEW/ MY THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES GET BACK/ DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

So this is Christmas …so here’s some Led 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 49 YEARS GONE:
49 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, …