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[10 Sep 2020 | 4 Comments | 933 views]
THE FIRST GIG – IT WAS 52 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/ TBL ARCHIVE -WEMBLEY 85 AND 02 ANNOUNCEMENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1: September 7, 1968 – the on stage debut 52 years gone:
52 years ago on September 7th 1968, the line soon to be known as Led Zeppelin performed their very first concert in Gladsaxe Denmark. – the first of two appearances that day… 

REMEMBERING 52 YEARS GONE….
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 1968
GLADSAXE, DENMARK
TEEN CLUB BOX 45
DATE:                         September 7, 1968 (1st show)
VENUE:                     Teen Club, Egegård Skole
LOCATION:              Gladsaxe, Denmark
Billed as: “Yardbirds”
Support Acts: Fourways; Bodies
With The New Yardbirds line-up complete, there was an outstanding engagement to fulfil that was left over …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Sep 2020 | 18 Comments | 1,326 views]
NOW I’M 64 …ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/ ROBERT PLANT/SCARLET/LZ NEWS / JOHN BONHAM EVENT LATEST/LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL NOW I’M 64 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…

I’ve been listening to The Beatles’ When I’m Sixty Four since I was around 11 years old.
Rrecorded for the Sgt Pepper album, its repeated phrase of ‘’Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four” is a quirky lament to old age and I never gave it a second thought that one day I would reach such an age.
Well that day has come…for today Saturday, September 5 I reach the grand age of 64…  
So as …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Aug 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,648 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/BOB HARRIS 50 YEARS OF BROADCASTING/PAGE & PLANT UNLEDDED 26 YEARS GONE/WHO ARE YOU/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 72nd Birthday:
Robert Plant is 72 years old on Thursday, August 20…
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
During the past 12 months he has continued to delight with his Digging Deep podcast – providing an opportunity …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Aug 2020 | One Comment | 1,232 views]
MUSICARES AUCTION//LZ NEWS/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/NICKY HORNE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR 41 YEARS GONE/ THE 2003 DVD/NEW MOON’S IN THE SKY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

GIBSON SG STANDARD ‘61 GUITAR SIGNED BY ROBERT PLANT AND TONY IOMMI AMONG ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR MUSICARES…
 Julien’s Auctions and MusiCares are pleased to present a marquee lineup of items to be sold at the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, taking place Wednesday, September 9 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensLive.com with advance online bidding starting Monday, August 17.
 Included in the auction is this Classic SG Standard ’61 Vintage Cherry Gibson guitar signed by Robert Plant and Tony Iommi.
 The items offered by artists, athletes and entertainers includes Barbra …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2020 | 5 Comments | 2,645 views]
JIMMY PAGE THE ANTHOLOGY REVIEWED/ LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 – IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1971/TBL MARKET PLACE/SCARLET VIDEO/BOB DYLAN BOOK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on Jimmy Page The Anthology…

Genesis Publications (Limited Edition sold out  – standard edition to be published October 13 in UK October 19 US)
This is Jimmy’s second book for Genesis following the publication of Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page back in 2010 – all of ten years gone. Jimmy described that previous volume as ”A  visual documentary to reflect my contribution to music.”
In his introduction to this new volume Jimmy states’’ As a result of archiving, this book is a continuation of the story mapped out in my first …

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[30 Jul 2020 | One Comment | 1,496 views]
ROBERT PLANT – DIGGING DEEP SUBTERRANIA/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/PETER GREEN RIP/KNEBWORTH IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/PAGE & PLANT 1995 UK TOUR/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

New Robert Plant compilation Digging Deep Subterrania due October 2…
Now this is a very welcomed release..here’s the info via Robert’s official site:
DIGGING DEEP SUBTERRANIA  showcases landmark tracks from each of the 8x GRAMMY® Award-winner’s 11 masterful solo albums, including a number of songs featured on Digging Deep with Robert Plant. Highlights include the #1 rock hit, “Hurting Kind,” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Shine It All Around,” alongside the previously unreleased exclusives, “Nothing Takes the Place of You” (written by New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall and recorded for the acclaimed 2013 …

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[10 Jul 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,749 views]
LIVE AID IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO/ROBERT DONATES TO NHS KIDDERMINSTER/LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO/BADGEHOLDERS BLUES/EVOLUTION DEVICE BOOK/PAGE -STONES SCARLET SET FOR RELEASE/STONES HYDE PARK/ON THE PLAYER/PAUL WELLER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 35 years ago on Monday …

Led Zeppelin at Live Aid – July 13, 1985:
Live Aid  – 35 Years Gone:
For all its ragged missed cues, hoarse vocals and cod drumming, I have great affinity for the ramshackle Zep Live Aid appearance. There’s little doubt that those 15 minutes on stage had a massive impact. Suddenly Led Zeppelin’s name was back in the frame and it was safe to own up to being a fan again.
Before all that, incredible as it sounds now, that early 80’s period had rendered them …

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[2 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,330 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/KNEBWORTH 90 -IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY 2014/TBL MARKET PLACE/MORE ON THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/LET THE MUSIC PLAY/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 40 years ago – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: 
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. I was lucky enough to attend five of those gigs. This is all chronicled in my Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book
 
 
Here’s is a further extract – my on the road account written at the time and first featured in TBL issue 5…

TBL Retro Archive: …

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[19 Jun 2020 | 9 Comments | 2,022 views]
HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/GET WELL MARK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Howard Mylett Remembered : Nine Years Gone…

Friday June 19th, marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of Howard Mylett, the legendary Led Zeppelin collector and original author.
He wrote the first ever biography of Led Zeppelin published in 1976 and went on to write a series of superbly researched Zep books. .
Howard Mylett had an engaging dry wit, incredible enthusiasm for collecting all things Zep, and above all, was always so generous in sharing his passion. He could be a cantankerous old bugger at times but that was all part of Howard’s make …

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[11 Jun 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,226 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – ROBERT PLANT STORYTELLERS 2002 AND LED ZEPPELIN DVD & HOW THE WEST WAS WON 2003/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II REVISED PLANS/LZ NEWS/ IAN DIXON ON CLASSIC ALBUMS RE-ASSESSED/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1: JUNE 2002 – STILL DREAMING OF WORLD CUP SUCCESS… 18 YEARS GONE… 
18 years ago, as the World Cup got underway in Japan, Robert Plant was back in the forefront again promoting the just released Dreamland album. Here in the UK we had a Storytellers TV recording and a one off London date in the space of a few days – all occurring at the time Sven’s England were attempting to triumph in the World Cup in Japan.
That summer of 2002 was something of a summer of …