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[23 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,384 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ME TO YOU/TBL 42/TEAM ROCK/ LZ NEWS/ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS/1971 CHARTS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is nigh on upon us – and it’s that final rush to get everything sorted for the next couple of  days.
As is customary on Christmas Eve here – I’ll be wearing my Led Zeppelin Winterland 1969 tie bought for me by Larry Ratner in 1993 (hi Larry!).
After all the intense work on the forthcoming TBL issue 42 of recent weeks, it will be great to unwind  inthe company of visiting friends and along the way a beer or two may be drunk in one or …

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[14 Dec 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,212 views]
TBL 42 WITH LIMITED EDITION JIMMY PAGE COVER/TBL 42 RICHARD GRUBB COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS PREVIEW/ GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/FACES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 42 Announcement:
TBL issue 42 due early 2017 – including a Limited Edition Jimmy Page Collectors Cover Edition!
The new issue of the long running Led Zeppelin magazine is due out early in 2017. It’s another packed edition with some 40,000 words of news, views and features. All subscribers will receive the standard edition with a great Robert Plant photo by Robert Ellis from the Led Zeppelin Royal Albert Hall performance on June 29, 1969.
I am also making available a special collectors limited edition featuring a superb photo of …

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[8 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,669 views]
02 REUNION NINE YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/GREG LAKE 1947 – 2016/KASHMIR LYRICS/ VINYL SALES/ROLLING STONES BLUE & LONESOME/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The 02 Reunion – Nine Years Gone: Photo by Dave Linwood

Nine years ago on December 10, 2007 , I awoke with the prospect of Led Zeppelin retuning to the stage just a matter of hours away. The previous night I’d spent the evening in the Pilot Inn toasting that fact with fans from all corners of the world. It would be a similar scene a few hours later.
The day itself went by in something of a blur – walking on that cold concourse leading to the O2 complex, conducting various interviews, …

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[1 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,515 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW/CODA 34 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY TO THE CHASE/1971 RETRO ALBUM CHARTS/DETECTIVE REISSUES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW: 
TBL issue 42 – what’s in store…
TBL issue 42 is nearing completion – it’s another packed edition and here is what is in store …
News round up:
Jimmy at Classic Rock Awards/Stairway Court case wrap/JPJ latest/ Detective Reissues
Robert Plant at Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday gig:
On the spot report by Kryz Jantzen
TBL Photo Special: Lost & Found – Led Zeppelin Sound checking at the Subiaco Oval, Perth 1972:
Nick Shaw recounts the story of how he came to shoot some remarkable photos of Led Zeppelin sound checking for their appearance at …

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[23 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,459 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/LED ZEP IV 45 YEARS GONE/GOALDIGGERS AND MM AWARDS 37 YEARS GONE/PETER GRANT/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY PHIL!

TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS:
Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf –let them really know what you want for Christmas or you may well end up with novelty socks and boxers yet again. Alternatively just treat yourself!
Here is a round up of TBL Product on offer this Christmas –all orders will be processed and dispatched as received.
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA 1:
Led Zeppelin …

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[17 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,382 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV/ NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE/LZ NEWS/JPJ ON STAGE WITH SARA WATKINS/ STAIRWAY MASTERS UK TOUR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE:
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

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[10 Nov 2016 | 5 Comments | 1,591 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV 45 YEARS GONE / LZ NEWS/ MICK RALPHS GET WELL SOON/ROBERT AND LOGAN IN SUNDAY TIMES/LEONARD COHEN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE /HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHAELA AND KAM!

TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin IV – 45 years gone…
November 1971 /Led Zeppelin IV 
45 years ago this month the fourth Led Zeppelin album emerged in a slightly mysterious manner with that enigmatic sleeve. I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of the album in the music press that month. In fact the November 6 1971 issue of Melody Maker was something of an historic issue because it contained the first UK sighting the four individual symbols that would make up the title of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Each symbol was featured …

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[2 Nov 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,770 views]
BILL WYMAN 80TH BIRTHDAY GIG/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME FILM AT 40/REMASTERS AT 26/JIMMY PAGE BIOGRAPHY/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Bill Wyman 80th Birthday Gig – this from Krys Jantzen for TBL :
Last Friday I was lucky enough to catch Robert Plant make a special guest appearance at Bill Wyman’s 80th birthday celebration at The O2 Indigo in London.
Robert arrived on stage to huge applause and fondly told a story of Bill from the early Sixties which created much laughter from the crowd once Bill revealed the true motive of his bass playing technique! Robert then guested for three songs and sang ‘I Feel So Bad’, ‘Let The Boogie Woogie Roll’ …

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[27 Oct 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,420 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II AT 47/ ROBERT PLANT LAMPEDUSA TOUR/LZ NEWS/TBL ON MARC RILEY BBC 6 SHOW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin II at 47…TBL Archive Special
On the occasion of its 47th Birthday…
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it.
Here’s a re appraisal of Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 47th anniversary.
In reappraising the second Led Zeppelin album forty seven years on, it occurred to me that a parallel with the jazz giant Miles Davis is evident.
In the same way that Miles Davis …

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[20 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,869 views]
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 40/ LZ NEWS/LAMPEDUSA TOUR/ NEW JIMMY PAGE BOOK/FREE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/CONGRATULATIONS MICHAELA AND BOB!

The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack at 40:
40 years ago,On the afternoon of Thursday October 21 1976, I anxiously tore open the box marked Warner/ Elektra/ Atlantic Records at the WH Smith record shop where I worked to reveal for the first time the gatefold sleeve of, as the label spine gloriously put it ‘’The Soundtrack To The Film The Song Remains The Same‘’.
Yes the only official live album released during the band’s life time is 40 years old.
I have much affection for that original double live album – it captures …