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[28 May 2020 | 11 Comments | 1,546 views]
CELEBRATION DAY GLOBAL WATCH PARTY/JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LIVE IN OSAKA 1971 – AN INSPIRATION/ TBL ARCHIVE -ROBERT PLANT KINGS HEAD 1993 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day set for global watch party:

This one has been widely reported and you can count me in..
This report via the Classic Rock website:
Led Zeppelin’s famous 2007 reunion performance is to be shown in full for free this coming weekend.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones played with Jason Bonham at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 in London on December 10, 2007 – a benefit show in memory of the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records.
It was Led Zeppelin’s first show in 27 years …

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[21 May 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,168 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT – IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE BOOK REVIEW/ZEPFAN PODCAST/TBL PRODCUT UPDATE/10 YEARS OF MICK LOWE DESIGN/ THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 45 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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[14 May 2020 | 14 Comments | 1,549 views]
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT/EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 1975/HEATHROW 1977/PHIL MAY RIP/ROBERT PLANT ROY WILLIAMS TRIBUTE/ LITTLE RICHARD RIP/JPJ WEBSITE/LET IT BE AT 50/POPMASTER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:

With the 44th anniversary of the first two Led Zeppelin appearances at Earls Court – to get you right in the zone here is a feature that first ran in TBL issue 15. It focuses on some of the key performances on the US tour of early 1975 that provided something of an indicator to the five glorious nights that would follow in May 1975…
PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT:
Led Zeppelin’s tenth American tour kicked off in …

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[7 May 2020 | No Comment | 1,041 views]
ATLANTA AND TAMPA IT WAS 47 YEARS AGO/ LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT & SSS GLOUCESTER 2012/ BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER AT 50/ DL A TO Z OF ALBUMS – B IS FOR DAVID BOWIE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: It was 47 years ago… 
Led Zeppelin US tour opening  date –  Friday, May 4, 1973 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:

Setlist (from River City Review)
Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Notes: Other tracks most likely performed but not listed in the review: Celebration Day, Bring It on Home Intro/ Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, The …

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[30 Apr 2020 | 11 Comments | 1,294 views]
ROY WILLIAMS RIP/FATE OF NATIONS /PONTIAC 77/THE ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON/FREE – THE FAS MAGAZINE LATEST/RSD UPDATE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/CORAL HAY RIP

Roy Williams…RIP:

I am so very sad to hear the passing of Roy Williams aged 73 – the long-time front of house sound engineer for Robert Plant and many others – and an integral part of the Midlands music scene for many decades.
I first met Roy in May of 1981 when I attended five Honeydrippers gigs that month. This was the ad-hoc R and B line up Robert Plant chose as his first step outside of the recently disbanded Led Zeppelin. The line-up was made up of mainly Midlands musicians and Roy acted …

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[24 Apr 2020 | 10 Comments | 1,158 views]
ROBERT PLANT SUPPORTS COMPANY MAKING SCRUBS FOR NHS/TBL ARCHIVE 1 – WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 – THE DESTROYER 43 YEARS GONE/MOJO MENTION/REV PODCAST/DL 51 YEARS OF MUSIC PASSION/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant supports Kidderminster company making scrubs for NHS:
This heartwarming story via Kidderminster Shuttle/Emily Collins.
Photos:Gino Ruffinato and Kim Calder (left) making scrubs at MG Sportswear in Kidderminster. Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (right) has donated thousands towards materials. Right photo by Rob Hadley/Indie Images Photography
A SPORTSWEAR company in Kidderminster is making scrubs for workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis after receiving a generous donation from Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.
The rock star has donated thousands of pounds to MG Sportswear, based in The Horsefair, which will go towards …

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[16 Apr 2020 | 14 Comments | 1,147 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – PAGE AND PLANT BUXTON 1994/ PAGE AND PLANT HAMMERSMITH 1988/ DL 51 YEARS OF MUSICAL PASSION/DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special Jimmy Page & Robert Plant at the Alexis Korner benefit show in Buxton – 26 years gone… 
26 years ago on Sunday April 17th 1994, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant performed together for the first time in four years at a special memorial concert for Alexis Korner. This was the first sighting of the newly reunited Page & Plant on stage -they were already rehearsing  for their MTV Unledded project which would eventually see them perform two special shows at the London TV Studios on August 25th and …

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[9 Apr 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,360 views]
IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO – PAGE & PLANT MEADOWLANDS ARENA/PAGE & PLANT US TOUR 1995 OVERVIEW PART ONE/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Back in the USA – 25 years gone…
 
25 years ago this spring , Jimmy Page & Robert Plant were on the first leg of their Unledded No Quarter tour. The tour opened in Pensacola and ran through until Vancouver on May 26 before moving into Europe, going back to America and eventually ending in Australia and Japan in early 1996
Given all that has happened since, not least the 02 reunion, the Celebration Day film and the Zep reissues, it’s easy to forget the impact …

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[3 Apr 2020 | 10 Comments | 1,285 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT 1971 AND PRESENCE 1976 /LZ NEWS/GRAHAM NASH/HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY ADAMS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1:
BBC Radio One John Peel In Concert  – 49 years gone:
Reeling in the year: Capturing the sounds of BBC Radio One on a Sunday night in April – The Wonder of Devotion…
Led Zeppelin BBC Radio One In Concert – It was 48 years ago this week:
49 years ago, on Sunday April 4 1971, I first heard the music of Led Zeppelin performed live and the effect was pretty shattering to the ears of a young 14 year old – not to mention rather lasting…
The occasion was the Radio …

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[2 Apr 2020 | No Comment | 69 views]
IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO – PAGE & PLANT MEADOWLANDS ARENA/PAGE & PLANT US TOUR 1995 OVERVIEW PART ONE/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Back in the USA – 25 years gone…
 
25 years ago this spring , Jimmy Page & Robert Plant were on the first leg of their Unledded No Quarter tour. The tour opened in Pensacola and ran through until Vancouver on May 26 before moving into Europe, going back to America and eventually ending in Australia and Japan in early 1996
Given all that has happened since, not least the 02 reunion, the Celebration Day film and the Zep reissues, it’s easy to forget the impact …