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[7 Mar 2018 | One Comment | 1,765 views]
JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT WALKING INTO ISTANBUL -20 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/DEMISE OF THE NME/BILL TURNBULL/RUSS SOLOMON RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL :JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT LIVE IN ISTANBUL – 20 YEARS GONE…

Now this one is a bit of an epic.  This was first published in TBL 13 – It’s an road chronicle of the TBL crew’s adventures in pursuit of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant across the and month of March 1998. This took in two dates in Istanbul – something of a zenith in my own ‘’Crazy things I’ve done in the name of Zep’’ portfolio, followed by the superb Shepherds Bush Empire gig which in …

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[1 Mar 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,838 views]
RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE – SOME DL THOUGHTS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 43 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ LZ NEWS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

RECORD STORE DAY x LED ZEPPELIN = COLLECTING JOY: 
…AND STILL BIGGER THAN ANYONE ELSE…
Some DL thoughts…
The announcement of the Led Zeppelin Record Store Day special limited edition single on Tuesday, was met with what has become a familiar mixed bag of comments – some for, some very much against.
Call me a fool, but a limited edition single with two unreleased mixes of two of their finest achievements on yellow vinyl? Come on, what’s not to like!
Yes, the strategy of Record Store Day is by no means perfect – too many releases now …

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[27 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 199 views]

 
Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released…
Physical Graffiti 43 Years Gone:
This post to follow later in the week!
 
 

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[27 Feb 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,127 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – LIMITED EDITION 7 INCH SINGLE FEATURING UNRELEASED VERSIONS OF ROCK AND ROLL AND FRIENDS – RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE FOR RECORD STORE DAY APRIL 21 2018

LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY 27, 2018…
Limited Edition 7-Inch Single, Produced By Jimmy Page.
To Be Released On Record Store Day Featuring Unreleased Versions Of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends”
Available April 21 – Exclusively At Independent Music Retailers
In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan’s appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single will feature two previously unheard studio …

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[21 Feb 2018 | 14 Comments | 1,768 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – 43 YEARS GONE/1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT REVIEW/WHISTLE TEST/ MOJO & PLANET ROCK MAG/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released…
Physical Graffiti 43 Years Gone:
To mark the 43rd anniversary of the release of Physical Graffiti, here’s a round up of thoughts and views from the TBL archives – commencing with a look back to the 40th anniversary re issue of three years ago:
The Reissued Graffiti: Physical Sequencing with no cherry picking required……
To backtrack 40 years: In the scheme of things the timing on the recording of this album was just so right.
There was nothing like the pressure they had in following Zep …

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[14 Feb 2018 | 9 Comments | 2,583 views]
JOHN BONHAM YOUTUBE CHANNELS/LZ NEWS/NEW JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW IN PLANET ROCK MAG /1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/LED ZEP McLAREN RACECAR/ VALENTINES DAY/ DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham – YouTube Channels:
George Fludas has been in touch to inform me about his John Bonham YouTube Channel – here’s the info:
This from George…
I am a drummer based in Chicago. I’m a jazz musician by profession but I am a lifelong Zeppelin fanatic and John Bonham maniac. I was recently in correspondence with Andy Crofts when he was writing his piece on the ’77 tour for the TBL magazine. I thought he did a great job on the piece and he was the one who recommended I get in touch …

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[8 Feb 2018 | 9 Comments | 2,096 views]
LED ZEPPELIN LIVE PHOTO BOOK AND MORE BOOKS /LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE 1975 SNAPSHOT/DENNIS EDWARDS RIP/ROBERT PLANT MARQUEE CLUB 1988 -HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY FOY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Book News 1:
Here’s a round up of the latest Led Zep books news:
Firstly here’s an update on the book projects I’m currently involved in…
I’ve been working with the publisher Iconic Images for the past few months on a Led Zeppelin photo book they are producing – here’s the info:
Led Zeppelin Live – (Iconic Images)
Between 1975 and 1977, there is little doubt that Led Zeppelin ruled supreme as the biggest band in the world. Bigger audiences, bigger stage settings, bigger venues lights, lasers and dragon suits. All this combined to produce some of …

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[2 Feb 2018 | 8 Comments | 2,052 views]
ROBERT PLANT UK AMERICANA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD/ HOW THE WEST WAS WON REMASTERED – DL THOUGHTS/LZ NEWS/ LED ZEPPELIN 1975 SNAPSHOT/BOB LANGLEY RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Americana Awards Show: On the spot TBL report:
Pics by Krys Jantzen for TBL.
To Hackney on a rainy Thursday evening in East London to attend the UK Americana Awards show at the Hackney Empire.
The venue is a rather stately looking building with clear sight lines all around. The atmosphere was not surprisingly one of great celebration
The awards celebrate the achievements of British and International members of the Americana music community.
The host was the legendary DJ and broadcaster Bob Harris – a long time friend of …

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[24 Jan 2018 | 10 Comments | 2,562 views]
HOW THE WEST WAS WON REMASTERED RELEASE – OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT /LZ NEWS/ LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/JIM RODFORD RIP/DAVID ‘KID’ JENSEN-NEIL DIAMOND /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Celebrates Led Zeppelin at 50…
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 3pm – WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 24, 2018: 
LED ZEPPELIN
Live Album How The West Was Won 
To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page 
Including The Album’s Debut Release On Vinyl And Blu-ray Audio, 
Along With Super Deluxe Boxed Set, CD, And Digital Versions
 On September 7, 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant first took the stage together in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Then billed as “The New Yardbirds,” the band would assemble in the studio for the first time later that month …

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[17 Jan 2018 | 14 Comments | 2,199 views]
LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/ROBERT AND SSS FOR BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL/ON THIS DAY IN LZ HISTORY/MORE SAD PASSINGS/ERIC CLAPTON A LIFE IN 12 BARS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 TBL Archive Special: A look back to the second date of their 1975 touring campaign:

TBL LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT…

DATE: SUNDAY JANUARY 12 1975
VENUE: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
VORST NATIONAAL
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/In My Time Of Dying/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Snapshot Notes: The second warm up date for their forthcoming US tour – the previous night they had played Rotterdam. Before the show Robert conducted an interview backstage with …