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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Jan 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,462 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK SAVED/ PETER SARSTEDT 1941-2017/DAVID BOWIE ONE YEAR GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Issue 42 – Out On The Streets…
TBL 42 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 42 is out on the streets –  as of Wednesday , every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit. The pic  shows the scene at the main Bedford Royal Mail sorting office as the good lady Janet and I dropped the bulk of them off on Saturday afternoon.
TBL 42 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,497 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,973 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,419 views]
RECORD COLLECTOR SINGLES FEATURE / LZ NEWS/BLUEBERRY HILL/ TBL ARCHIVE – LED ZEPPELIN III / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Record Collector Singles Feature:
The new issue of Record Collector out now has a feature written by yours truly –it focuses on 21 singles issued in the period 1968 to 1971 from rock artists seeking chart success and how they fared – all of which can be picked up for less than a tenner – I had a lot of fun selecting the singles for this feature – quite a few were picked up on the Vinyl Barn over the last few months via Darren Harte. There is of course a Led …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 May 2016 | 18 Comments | 3,557 views]
TBL 41 LATEST/BP FALLON/ LZ NEWS/EARLS COURT MAY 17 & 18 41 YEARS GONE/BAD CO LIVE /SAD NEWS HERE…

TBL 41 Latest:
TBL 41 is very nearly a design wrap and will be ready for printing very soon.
The last part of the TBL 41 jig-saw has been the interview with BP Fallon..
BP Fallon holds a unique status in the world of rock’n’roll. The affectionately know Beep initially made his mark on Irish TV. He moved to London in the late 60s and over the next few years he worked with a host of artists in a PR capacity –notably King Crimson, T Rex and Led Zeppelin. He would later link up with …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 3,798 views]
JPJ FOR GENEVA EVENT/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL LYCEUM/UNLEDDED/CODA REISSUE/ ROBERT REVIEW/LUIS REY BOOK/VIP FAIRS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones for Presences Electroniques Geneve:
John Paul Jones will be appearing at the Présences Electroniques Geneva event on November 28:
This via their website:
Présences Electroniques Geneva is celebrating this year its first half decade, as it has now five years on the musical meter. An age that normally marks the history of an event and leads to a certain stocktaking. The opportunity is taken to revisit the genesis of an event that, while taking up the concept of the eponymous Parisian festival from which it originates – « PRESENCES électronique …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Oct 2015 | 4 Comments | 3,389 views]
BOB ROOD 1959 – 2015 /TBL 40 AND BACK ISSUE OFFER UPDATE/ JAPAN 1972/ REISSUE FEEDBACK/ JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL FUND LATEST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Bob Rood  – January 27, 1959 – September 30, 2015:
The Led Zeppelin community has been saddened by the news of the passing of Bob Rood.
For many years Bob hosted the pioneering For Badgeholders Only forum – here are some fitting tributes to a man who will be much missed. RIP Bob. 
I’ve known Bob since FBO’s inception and took great pride in the fact that eventually he entrusted me to be sole co-admin of the server for close to the past 10 years. Bob never asked anyone for any donations to keep …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Sep 2015 | 22 Comments | 3,851 views]
JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL FUND WEEKEND/AXS TV SCREENING/BLUEBERRY HILL 45 YEARS GONE/ ON THE OCCASION OF MY 59TH BIRTHDAY/DL DIARY UPDATE

 

From the John Bonham Memorial Fund organisers:  
Remembering John Bonham 35 years On
Next month sees the 35th anniversary of the untimely and tragic death of John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, the powerhouse behind Led Zeppelin and arguably the best drummer in the world.
Redditch born John died on 25th September 1980 at the age of just 32 at Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page’s home near Windsor. Weeks later the remaining band members announced Led Zeppelin would disband.
A Memorial Weekend, organised by The John Bonham Memorial Fund and Steve Barnes of Redditch Music Festival is set …

Featured, TBL News »

[8 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 2,564 views]
SUGAR MAMA : THE SUMMER OF LED ZEPPELIN 2015 STARTS HERE…

The Guardian exclusive preview of the previously unreleased Sugar Mama – from the forthcoming reissue of Coda: 
Sugar Mama: The summer of Led Zeppelin 2015 starts here…
What we are listening to here takes us right back to the beginning of this often barely believable story. With a mere handful of gigs under their belts (they had played a short tour of Scandinavia the previous month) the four musicians working under the current assumption of being a new Yardbirds line up but about to change their name to the much grander Led Zeppelin, are ensconced …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[31 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | 2,443 views]
A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ 2014 END OF YEAR ROUND UP/DL DIARY UPDATE

So that was the year that was …and in terms of being a Led Zeppelin fan -it’s been a simply incredible 12 months.
The arrival of the first three Led Zeppelin album reissues in June followed by Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy in October caused much excitement.
A live album from 1969, unreleased music , alternate versions and mixes – and Jimmy Page undertaking a promotional campaign of some magnitude.
Through his relentless telling of what happened in the studio and how, we all now understand the process Led Zeppelin undertook to create this …