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[2 May 2018 | One Comment | 1,906 views]
TAMPA STADIUM 45 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/DESTROYER & PONTIAC 41 YEARS GONE/RSD CHART POSITIONS/ BOOK LATEST – JIM McCARTY & MY FIRST GUITAR/RSD REVIEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive – May 1973: 45 years Gone..
With the 45th anniversary of the famous record breaking Tampa Stadium date rolling around this week – here’s a timely TBL Archive piece focusing on the early May 1973 dates of the American tour. This was compiled by Mike Tremaglio  for TBL 36 – this is the structure that Mike and I have adapted for our forthcoming Evenings With Led Zeppelin book.
 
 
 
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, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Mar 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,842 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Feb 2018 | 8 Comments | 2,080 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Dec 2017 | No Comment | 906 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE- ROBERT PLANT SPECIAL: STARING UP AT A SHURE SM58 MICROPHONE: ROBERT PLANT ON VOCALS…119 NIGHTS IN THE COMPANY OF :REFLECTIONS AND THOUGHTS…

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – TODAY’S POST – TBL ARCHIVE, MORE I WAS THERE MEMORIES…
Pic by Wyatt Brake
I Was There…
WELCOME TO PLANET ZEPPELIN – IT FELT PRETTY GOOD UP THERE
MY INITIAL O2 THOUGHTS…
Just got back from Planet Zeppelin. That’s the only appropriate phrase to describe the incredible vibe that has prevailed at the Millennium Dome / O2 over the past two days.
Where to start?
The wonderful camaraderie of fans that extended from the queues for tickets / merchandise /gig entry over to the Pilot …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Oct 2017 | 9 Comments | 2,107 views]
IT’S ROBERT PLANT WEEK ON TBL : DAY 5 – THE NEW ALBUM CARRY FIRE – TODAY’S THE DAY – THE VINYL REVIEW / BBC6 MUSIC PERFORMANCE REVIEW/JOHN BONHAM STATUE PLANS APPROVED/ DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

It’s Robert Plant week on TBL and the countdown is finally over…
Today’s the day – the release of the eleventh Robert Plant solo album Carry Fire:
’‘All that’s worth the doing is seldom easily done, all that‘s worth the winning is seldom easily won’’
Carry Fire updated review
The Vinyl Review:
As a follow up to my preview a couple of weeks back, here’s the view from three sides of vinyl edition. Note with the aid of the lyrics and track details on the vinyl version, I have revised some of my initial observations.
To re iterate:
Carry Fire …

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[10 Oct 2017 | 3 Comments | 623 views]
IT’S ROBERT PLANT WEEK ON TBL LEADING UP TO THE RELEASE OF CARRY FIRE : DAY 2 – TBL ROBERT PLANT ARCHIVE – SIXTY SIX TO TIMBUKTU REVIEW/PLUS LED ZEPPELIN LIVE AT OLYMPIA PARIS OCTOBER 10 1969 – IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO TODAY

TBL Countdown to the new Robert Plant album 3 days to go and counting….so it’s Robert Plant week on TBL..
To celebrate the release Robert Plant’s forthcoming album Carry Fire this Friday, over the next few days leading up to the release date, it’s Robert Plant week on TBL – with daily archive postings.
Today I look back to the 2003  Robert Plant compilation set Sixty Six To Timbuktu.
PLANT 66 TO TIMBUKTU RETRO PROVES THERE IS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER ZEPPELIN…
Given his vast achievements within Led Zeppelin, it’s easy to forget …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Sep 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,957 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 37 YEARS GONE…/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT FOR 2018 BYRON BAY BLUES FESTIVAL/CARRY FIRE UNCUT REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham 37 years gone… 
On the week of the 37th anniversary of John Bonham’s passing, there is some exciting news to report on plans for the long awaited permanent memorial in his home town of Redditch.
This story via the Redditch Advertiser:
REDDITCH rock legend John Bonham could finally be honoured with a statute in the town centre, the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.
Plans have been put forward for a large bronze memorial depicting the Led Zeppelin drummer in Mercian Square, off Church Green.
Ros Sidaway, from The John Bonham Memorial Fund (JBMF), said the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jul 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,826 views]
TBL ISSUES 1, 2 AND 3 / DAVE LEWIS INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN LONDON FIVE YEARS GONE/SEATTLE KINGDOME 40 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 TBL issues 1,2 and 3…

 I was alerted over the weekend to an eBay sale that involved the original first three copies of the Tight But Loose magazine.

The three issues clocked up a high price with issue one attaining a £227 price tag, issue 2 £113 and issue three £130 –a combined total of £470.
Not bad for three A5 photocopied magazines written, designed and laid out in my bedroom during a twelve month period spanning October 1978 through to October 1979.
This comment regarding the eBay sale of the first three TBL …

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[28 Jun 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,777 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – HOW THE WEST WAS WON & US TOUR 1977 PART 2 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To celebrate this anniversary, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 May 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,972 views]
PAUL RODGERS FREE SPIRIT TOUR IN OXFORD WITH DEBORAH BONHAM AND SPECIAL GUESTS/LZ NEWS / TBL ARCHIVE – HEATHROW AIRPORT 40 YEARS GONE – EARLS COURT MAY 17 &18 – 42 YEARS GONE/ EC BOOK OFFER/HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS C/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Paul Rodgers Free Spirit tour with guests Deborah Bonham & Doug Boyle (and two unexpected ones!)
Oxford New Theatre Sunday May 14, 2017
Pic by Krys Jantzen for TBL
‘’What fun we are having’’
To recap: I had been toying with attending one of Paul Rodgers Free Spirit gigs featuring Deborah Bonham and co. I cannot make the Royal Albert Hall date so I was looking at either Oxford or Leicester. As I was able to get the bus from Bedford through to Oxford, that date became the most feasible and at short notice …