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[23 May 2017 | 13 Comments | 1,097 views]
MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK/CELEBRATION DAYS CONVENTION 25 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP EARLS COURT 42 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ CHRIS CORNELL RIP/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK:
I watched the breaking news of the appalling terrorist bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the early hours of Tuesday morning and woke up yesterday to the stark reality of it all. That so many young people should endure these terrifying scenes  shown on the news after attending a concert is just beyond words… and that so many have lost their lives and been injured only enhances the bewilderment and hurt we all feel by this senseless action.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all …

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[16 May 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,423 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 …

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[10 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,204 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL DEBORAH BONHAM INTERVIEW /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 1 WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 WALKING INTO GLOUCESTER/ RSD BEVERLEY REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Exclusive TBL Interview with Deborah Bonham:
Here’s the complete interview I recently conducted with Deborah Bonham. Deb and the band are currently collaborating with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour – initial reports of the gigs have been very impressive. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
DL: So first of all let’s talks about your album catalogue – this is all being re-released and remastered via Cadiz Music. You must be pleased about that?
DB: Yes, very much so. Cadiz are a great old label they have been …

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[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,972 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM ON FREE SPIRIT TOUR/RUMOURS/LZ NEWS/TAMPA MAY 5 1973/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/CLIFF’S COLLECTING/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TOM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham and band on the Paul Rodgers Free Spirit tour: 
Deborah Bonham and her band kick off their collaboration with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour on Friday with the opening date at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
As Paul explains in the press release for the tour:
“It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, when we played charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit, which my …

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,188 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL CHRIS FARLOWE INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY ZEP MASTERS REVIEW/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/RSD JIMMY & THE BLACK CROWES REVIEW/VIP RECORD FAIRS/RSD REPORT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds album The Beginning… is released this week via Jimmy Page’s website. Produced by Jimmy when he was 17 at the RJ Sound Studios in Morden, it’s an important remnant of the London R and B scene. To tie in with this archive release we present…
AN EXCLUSIVE TBL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FARLOWE:
‘’We are like brothers really, we totally respect each other. He thinks I’m a great singer and I think he’s a great guitarist.’’
Chris Farlowe talks to Dave Lewis about the release of  The Beginning… and …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,407 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS THE BEGINNING – EXCUSIVE TBL PREVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN PARIS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS AT THE PALLADIUM /BUXTON 23 YEARS GONE/RECORD STORE DAY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE FORTHCOMING CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS RELEASE VIA JIMMYPAGE.COM:
Thunder Over Morden in 1961: The beginnings of the London rhythm and blues scene…Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds The Beginning
So here it is, a genuine archive recording that takes us back to the pre Beatles days of 1961 – and it’s the vision of a young Jimmy Page that has made all this possible. His decision to record Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds in RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden near London some 56 years ago …

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[6 Apr 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,898 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES BACK ON STAGE/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS UK TOUR/LZ NEWS/BBC IN CONCERT 46 YEARS GONE/PRESENCE AT 41/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones back on stage:
Tres Coyotes the new band formed by John Paul Jones with Anssi Karttunen and Magnus Lindberg made their live debut in Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday April 5.
Long time TBL contributors Tiina Puska and Minna Luostarinen were in attendance – here’s their first impressions:
”What can we say about the Tres Coyotes; challenging, powerful, enjoyable. JPJ was relaxed and clearly enjoying himself. He played five string bass and mandolin and grand piano. Modern contemporary classical improvisation. It was fantastic”
Photo by Juha Palotie – many thanks to them for that on …

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[13 Mar 2017 | 6 Comments | 729 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE & THE THUNDERBIRDS  – THE BEGINNING – HISTORIC ARCHIVE RELEASE FROM JIMMY PAGE.COM DUE APRIL 30 – PRE ORDER NOW

Announcement from Jimmy Page.com:
Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds: The Beginning…
Historic Demo Recording Produced by Jimmy Page Coming April 30
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer’s first official production available now for pre-order via jimmypage.com
Exclusive Stream of “Money” Track Premiere Available now via RollingStone.com
Available now for the very first time, Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds: The Beginning…presents a 12-song demo recording produced by legendary guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Recorded in 1961 at RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden, London, this historic session marks the launch of a highly successful career for …

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[8 Mar 2017 | 7 Comments | 1,352 views]
BAD COMPANY EXPANDED REISSUES /BERKELEY DAZE 2ND NIGHT REVIEW/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – BELFAST MARCH 5 1971 & MARCH 5 2001/RAIN SONG/ABBEY ROAD REVISITED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Following on from the Bad Company and Straight Shooter expanded reissues, here’s very welcomed news of another pair of Bad Company reissues:
BAD COMPANY: DELUXE EDITIONS
Double-Disc Versions Of Run With The Pack and Burnin’ Sky Feature The Original Album Remastered And Expanded With Rare And Unreleased Recordings/ 
Available From Rhino/Swan Song On May 26
 LOS ANGELES – Bad Company recorded four classic albums in as many years, giving rise to some of the most recognizable rock songs of the Seventies, including “Rock Steady,” “Run With The Pack” and the Grammy-nominated, “Feel Like Makin’ …

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[1 Mar 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,501 views]
AUSTRALIA 1972 – IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/MORE GRAFFITI 42 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ JIMMY AND A HARD DAYS NIGHT/ALAN ALDRIDGE R.I.P./DJ BRIAN MATTHEW SIGNS OFF/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ARCHIVE 1: AUSTRALIA 1972: IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO…
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Australian tour, here is a gig to gig round up compiled by Mike Tremaglio for TBL … 
 Wednesday February 16th, 1972 Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia
Led Zeppelin performed their first ever concert in Australia at the Subiaco Oval in Perth. The concert was reviewed by John Bryant of “The West Australian” in a piece titled “Heavy Rock – With Discipline.”
Here are some key excerpts from Bryant’s review of the band’s first show in the “land …