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[1 Mar 2018 | 8 Comments | 1,824 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 …

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[27 Feb 2018 | 5 Comments | 2,092 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – LIMITED EDITION 7 INCH SINGLE FEATURING UNRELEASED VERSIONS OF ROCK AND ROLL AND FRIENDS – RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE FOR RECORD STORE DAY APRIL 21 2018

LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY 27, 2018…
Limited Edition 7-Inch Single, Produced By Jimmy Page.
To Be Released On Record Store Day Featuring Unreleased Versions Of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends”
Available April 21 – Exclusively At Independent Music Retailers
In advance of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, slated to commence this September, the band will whet fan’s appetites with their first ever release for Record Store Day on April 21. The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl. The single will feature two previously unheard studio …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Feb 2018 | 9 Comments | 2,072 views]
LED ZEPPELIN LIVE PHOTO BOOK AND MORE BOOKS /LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE 1975 SNAPSHOT/DENNIS EDWARDS RIP/ROBERT PLANT MARQUEE CLUB 1988 -HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY FOY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Book News 1:
Here’s a round up of the latest Led Zep books news:
Firstly here’s an update on the book projects I’m currently involved in…
I’ve been working with the publisher Iconic Images for the past few months on a Led Zeppelin photo book they are producing – here’s the info:
Led Zeppelin Live – (Iconic Images)
Between 1975 and 1977, there is little doubt that Led Zeppelin ruled supreme as the biggest band in the world. Bigger audiences, bigger stage settings, bigger venues lights, lasers and dragon suits. All this combined to produce some of …

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[2 Feb 2018 | 8 Comments | 2,016 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 …

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[17 Jan 2018 | 14 Comments | 2,184 views]
LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/ROBERT AND SSS FOR BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL/ON THIS DAY IN LZ HISTORY/MORE SAD PASSINGS/ERIC CLAPTON A LIFE IN 12 BARS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 TBL Archive Special: A look back to the second date of their 1975 touring campaign:

TBL LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT…

DATE: SUNDAY JANUARY 12 1975
VENUE: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
VORST NATIONAAL
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/In My Time Of Dying/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Snapshot Notes: The second warm up date for their forthcoming US tour – the previous night they had played Rotterdam. Before the show Robert conducted an interview backstage with …

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[9 Jan 2018 | 32 Comments | 2,270 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/DAVID BOWIE TWO YEARS GONE/RAY THOMAS RIP/RUSSELL RITCHIN RIP/ DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 74 today (January 9th)
In a career that has spanned over six decades – he has simply written the rule book on the art of rock guitar playing.
From monolithic riffing to bombastic solos. From simple acoustic beauty to vast guitar instrumental orchestration. Jazz, classical and Eastern influences, blues, 50s rock’n’roll and psychedelic – he has turned his hand to all these varying styles over the years.  Always inventive and with a brilliant ear for production values, Jimmy Page is the epitome of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Dec 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,708 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ME TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972/LZ NEWS/ MARTIN POPOFF ZEP BOOK REVIEW/A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
TBL Retro Christmas Reflection 1:
 Christmas always bringing with it that air of nostalgia, so here’s a seasonal TBL retro reflection from 1972:
ALLY PALLY 45 YEARS GONE:
45 years ago on Saturday December 23rd  1972, I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the closest gig Led Zeppelin ever played to Christmas in the UK. It was a cold  dank day and the walk up Muswell Hill to the Alexandra Palace was a bit of a trek. All worth it of course, as this very impressionable 16 year old was …

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[14 Dec 2017 | 11 Comments | 1,660 views]
AHMET WE DID IT 02 REUNION TBL EVENT – THE WHOLE STORY/ LZ NEWS /ROBERT PLANT & SSS FINAL UK TOUR REPORTS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

”Ahmet We Did it” –  Led Zeppelin 02 Reunion Ten Years Gone TBL Anniversary Celebration Day Event:
The whole story: How we came from the land of the ice and snow to celebrate ten years gone…
It was back in late August when I first began to formulate an idea to have some sort of pub meet to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Led Zeppelin’s 02 reunion concert for Ahmet Ertegun. Rather than sit at home and watch the DVD,  I though it would be a lot of fun to stage a fan …

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[10 Dec 2017 | 5 Comments | 989 views]
LED ZEPPELIN 02 REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN – IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO TODAY…

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES:
It was ten years ago today…
Ten years ago today on December 10, 2007, thousands of lucky fans converged on the O2 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only – in memory of Ahmet Ertegun. Millions more across the world tracked the unfolding events via texts and online reports.
It remains perhaps the most significant night in their history, as fans young and old were able to see and understand – …

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[9 Dec 2017 | 2 Comments | 596 views]
IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES – WHAT THE PAPERS SAID – WHAT THEY SAID/ ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG REVIEW

IT’S THE 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE WEEK ON TBL WEB – MORE DECEMBER 10 2007 MEMORIES – WHAT THE PAPERS SAID – WHAT THEY SAID…
Photo by Wyatt Brake
WHAT THE PAPERS SAID:
Events that have so much resting on them rarely unfold with such an air of assurance. The three original members of the band seemed to be relieved to be relinquishing the burden of anticipation. The heaviosity has always been the cornerstone of their reputation but it was astonishing to see how funky they could be for a rock …