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[14 Nov 2018 | No Comment | 812 views]
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION FESTIVAL RAISES £21,000, LZ NEWS /EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN LATEST/THOUGHTS ON THE BEATLES WHITE ALBUM/ LED ZEP I RARITY/BOY GEORGE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Here’s some very good news:
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION FESTIVAL RAISES £21,000 FOR TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
A one day music event held in Redditch town centre, Worcestershire has raised £21,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. The John Bonham A Celebration Festival, held on 22nd September 2018 was created to celebrate the life and legacy of the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer’s on his 70th birthday year.
A stellar line-up of Rock/Blues artists and special guests, all with a connection to the Led Zeppelin family, took to the stage as part of a full …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[7 Nov 2018 | 7 Comments | 1,639 views]
PETER GRANT BOOK REVIEW/EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN LATEST/LZ NEWS/ LED ZEP IV TBL ARCHIVE/BOB DYLAN MORE BLOOD -MORE TRACKS/BEDFORD VIP RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on…
Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager by Mark Blake
Firstly, I have a bit of a vested interest in this book as I’ve been in touch with Mark Blake a fair few times as he has been writing it. I was also one of the many people he interviewed for the book. Knowing of Mark’s past work with books on Pink Floyd and Queen, I was pretty certain he would make a very good job of documenting the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Oct 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,735 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SSS AT BLUES FEST/ EVENINGS WITH BOOK LATEST/LZ NEWS/MARQUEE BOX SET/ MICK WALL EVENT /THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME & REMASTERS TBL ARCHIVE/ FREDDIE MERCURY FILM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – Blues Fest 2018 – Friday October 28 – The 02 London:  

Following a consummate set from Van Morrison, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters took to the stage and displayed their intent to delight the crowd from the off.
A welcomed set opener of Ramble On led into a tough and rocking Turn it Up. May Queen and Rainbow were both early crowd pleasers. It was good to hear Black Dog again inspiring memories of that night of night’s… here in this venue eleven …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Oct 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,876 views]
ROBERT PLANT & SSS BLUES FEST PREVIEW/EVENINGS WITH LATEST/ LZ NEWS/LED ZEPPELIN II AT 49/CODA REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters – back in UK action…
Following tour dates in America, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters are back in action in the UK this week.
They play in Cardiff on October 25 followed by the prestigious Blues Fest double bill with Van Morrison at the 02 Arena in London on Friday 26. On Sunday they perform in Dublin.
I am aiming for the London date – the first occasion I have seen him perform live for nigh on a year – the last occasion being at the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[17 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 2,142 views]
LED ZEPPELIN BY LED ZEPPELIN & PETER GRANT BOOK REVIEWS/EVENINGS WITH LATEST/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE -LED ZEPPELIN III PART 2/NATIONAL ALBUM DAY/CODA/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Latest book review round up:
Firstly some reviews and feedback for the official Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin book:
LED ZEPPELIN BY LED ZEPPELIN
Reel Art Press, released October 9, 2018
A commentary by Larry M. Bergmann, Jr.
Of all the things we’ve known were coming during this 50th anniversary celebration, this was (so far, anyway) the one I was most anticipating. Of course we’ve had many photo books across the years, and Led Zeppelin were nothing if not photogenic. Most of the previous photo books on the band hit the                                                               mark in their own …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Oct 2018 | 8 Comments | 2,469 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/LZ BY LZ/ TBL ARCHIVE – LED ZEPPELIN III AND LYCEUM 1969/CODA LONDON GIG/NATIONAL ALBUM DAY/DANNY BAKER / DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin latest:

It was an absolute pleasure on Wednesday to visit Richard Cole and personally hand over a copy of the Evenings With Led Zeppelin book . It was also a real thrill to wade through the various dates and tours in the book with him and hear first hand Richard’s views on it all in his role as Led Zeppelin’s Tour Manager.
Richard contributed the superb Foreword to the book and it really sets the scene for the following 500 plus pages.
He commented that in producing this book Mike …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Oct 2018 | 8 Comments | 2,504 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT & FESTIVAL OF SOUND BOOK LAUNCH /LZ NEWS/BEATLES IN BEDFORD /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL on the road report:
So that was the week that was – and what a week it was…
On Sunday it was over to Fulham for this event:
Dave Lewis and Julian Walker Present…
Led Zeppelin at 50 – It’s Been A Long Time 1968 -2018
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event
Sunday, September 30, 2018
12 midday to 8.30pm
The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road,Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
Following on from last December’s hugely enjoyable ‘Ahmet We Did It’ 02 Ten Years Gone event at this venue, we went back to the pub on Sunday …

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[26 Sep 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,284 views]
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION IN REDDITCH REFLECTIONS /TBL EVENTS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/ SOUNDS 40 YEARS GONE /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Reflections on the simply amazing John Bonham A Celebration concert in Redditch last Saturday:
Photo by Jonathan Barry
Brilliantly organised, there was a real feeling of warmth throughout the day – the outside rain did nothing to dampen spirits.
It was great to catch up with so many friends and TBL people including Gary Davies, Chris Maley, Ian Avey and Sue ,Graeme Hutchinson and Pam, Steve Way, Paul Aspey, David Cunningham, Mark Halliwell, Clem and Sam Dellaway to name but a few.
I arrived around 11am. I had my own early morning moment next …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 Sep 2018 | 6 Comments | 2,715 views]
JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION FESTIVAL LATEST/EVENINGS WITH LAUNCH LATEST/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS LIVE REPORTS/JIMI AND MARC REMEMBERED/MARTIN ALLCOCK 1957-2018/ TBL PROJECT UPDATE AND ARCHIVE REFLECTIONS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION FESTIVAL – ALL ROADS LEAD TO REDDITCH THIS WEEKEND…
Following the installation of a permanent bronze memorial sculpture in his hometown of Redditch, Worcestershire, a very special music event is taking place in the area this Saturday to celebrate his 70th Birthday, life and legacy.
Organised by The John Bonham Memorial Friends and in partnership with Heart of Worcestershire College, the celebration festival will take place at Peakman Street, Redditch on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
A stellar line-up of Rock/Blues artists and Special Guests, all with a connection to John and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Sep 2018 | 11 Comments | 2,417 views]
EVENINGS WITH LED ZEPPELIN BOOK FESTIVAL OF SOUND LAUNCH/PLANET ROCK/JOHN BONHAM CELEBRATION FESTIVAL /LZ NEWS/ THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME REMASTERED REVIEWS/ LZ LIVE REVIEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Evenings With Led Zeppelin – The Complete Concert Chronicle – Official Omnibus Press Launch at the Festival Of Sound Event:
The forthcoming Evenings With Led Zeppelin book will be officially launched by Omnibus Press at the Festival of Sound event in Hammersmith London on Friday September 28.
Mike Tremaglio and myself will be staging an hour long presentation of the book from 11am to 12.
Copies of the book will be available at the event and we will be on hand to sign them throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing all that …