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[7 May 2020 | No Comment | 1,049 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 | 1,329 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 | 1,176 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 | 1,162 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 | 1,396 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 | 1,300 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 | 73 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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[27 Mar 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,561 views]
JULIE FELIX 1938 -2020 /LED ZEPPELIN I – IT WAS 51 YEARS AGO/TBL ARCHIVE – 1975 SNAPSHOT & MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998/BOB DYLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Julie Felix 1938 – 2020:
I was so very sad to hear the news of the passing of Julie Felix aged 81. Julie was always so supportive of my TBL work through her association with John Paul Jones and I did a couple of very memorable interviews with her. This photo was taken at the Royal Albert Hall after her performance at the Icons of The Hall event in May 2017. Julie shone such a light for the folk rock and protest movement over many decades and her BBC2 TV show …

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[19 Mar 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,447 views]
ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP REVIEW/ LZ NEWS/TBL BACK ISSUES ON OFFER/TBL ARCHIVE: IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO – GOLDRUSH/1975 SNAPSHOT/MR JIMMY REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant – Digging Deep Singles Box Set
I’ve finally got around to assessing the contents of the recently released Robert Plant Digging Deep singles box set – so here’s my thoughts…
The Package:  
Sturdy singles size book format with front abstract cover artwork similar to that to the Shaken’n’Stirred album cover.
I am lucky enough to own a copy of the Digging Deep box set signed by Robert Plant.
Single size insert depicting the artwork for the I Believe single on the front with the contents credits listing. The eight singles are presented …

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[13 Mar 2020 | 7 Comments | 1,594 views]
REASON PREVAILS IN STAIRWAY V SPIRIT CASE/TBL ARCHIVE – ULSTER HALL 2001 AND 1971/ TOKYO 1971 CINE FOOTAGE/RUFUS T SHIRTS/ BERLIN 80 VINYL/DL BLOG DIARY UPDATE

Reason prevails – this via BBC News website:
Led Zeppelin did not steal Stairway To Heaven riff, appeals court rules:
Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute after a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in Stairway To Heaven.
The British rock legends were accused in 2014 of ripping off a song called Taurus by the US band Spirit.
Taurus was written in 1968, three years before Stairway To Heaven.
Now, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a 2016 trial verdict that …