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[7 Jun 2018 | 7 Comments | 1,629 views]
VISITING THE JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL STATUE/ LZ NEWS/THE LED ZEPPELIN DVD RELEASE 15 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Visiting the John Bonham Memorial Statue on May 31, 2018…
It was the late evening of July 5, 1980 and earlier we had witnessed the thrilling Led Zeppelin performance at the Olympiahalle in Munich. Now my TBL colleague Tom and I had gone with the Zep entourage to a night club within the Hilton Hotel. All the group were in attendance and as had happened a lot during our time on the tour,, we got talking to John Bonham. As ever, his down to earth Midlands tone rang out. He was …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 May 2018 | 9 Comments | 1,845 views]
JOHN BONHAM STATUE  UPDATE/ JOHN BONHAM 70 AT 70 – THE TBL BIRTHDAY PLAYLIST /LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT & SSS BATH ON THE SPOT REPORT/ LULU RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

To mark his 70th birthday on May 31, 2018 …
JOHN BONHAM: AN APPRECIATION – 70 AT 70 THE TBL BIRTHDAY PLAYLIST:
Greatest Beats – Percussive Perfection – 70 Examples of the John Bonham Drum Craft
Thursday May 31, 2018 is John Bonham’s 70th birthday. The intervening years since his untimely death at the age of 32 in 1980, have only enhanced his reputation as the outstanding rock drummer of all time.
To quantify that statement and in celebration of his life and legacy, what follows is a listing of 70 of his most notable performances.
It’s continually evident …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 May 2018 | 5 Comments | 1,804 views]
FATE OF NATIONS 25 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT MAY 23/24 & 25 – TURNING THE CLOCK BACK 43 YEARS/ THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON 40 YEARS GONE THE WHOLE STORY /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Fate Of Nations  25 Years Gone – TBL Archive Special:
To mark this 25th anniversary, here’s the final part of part of the  TBL Fate Of Nations archive special – more very passionate and enthusiastic text from yours truly that first appeared in TBL issues 8 and 9. This is my review of the Fate Of Nations album and a tour overview
The accompanying Fate Of Nations album provided the soundtrack to that summer of 1993 – 25 years ago
I’ve just played it through again – it still sounds such a brilliant album…
THE FATE OF NATIONS …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[17 May 2018 | 3 Comments | 1,291 views]
ROBERT PLANT FATE OF NATIONS KINGS HEAD FULHAM 25 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ PRELUDE TO EARLS COURT 1975/ EARLS COURT MAY 17 &18 1975 TURNING THE CLOCK BACK 43 YEARS/HEATHROW AIRPORT 41 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Fate Of Nations – King’s Head – 25 Years Gone – TBL Archive Special Part 2:
25 years ago this month, Robert Plant performed two warm up gigs at the King’s Head in Fulham. Gary Foy and I were lucky to be in attendance at both these memorable shows. It ushered in another great Plant period with the accompanying Fate Of Nations album providing a soundtrack to the summer of 1993.
To mark this 25th anniversary, here’s part two of our TBL Fate Of Nations archive special – more very passionate and enthusiastic text from …

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[20 Apr 2018 | 12 Comments | 2,048 views]
RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE – LED ZEPPELIN ROCK AND ROLL (SUNSET SOUND MIX) /FRIENDS (OLYMPIC STUDIOS MIX)TBL PREVIEW

Led Zeppelin Record Store Day Release – Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)/Friends (Olympic Studios Mix) TBL PREVIEW:
Since we’ve been loving them….again…
Just had a listen to this promo copy I’ve received – here’s how it sounds to these ears..

Rock And Roll the Sunset Sound Studios Mix – slightly punchier in the rhythm department and slightly more shrill in the vocal. The guitar solo is more prominent and up front. It’s Rock And Roll…and it’s brilliant…
Friends Olympic Studios Mix – this is an absolute gem. Basically a mix without the string …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, Tour Watch »

[12 Apr 2018 | 9 Comments | 1,401 views]
TBL ARCHIVE 1- WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE 20 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 – PAGE & PLANT 1995/LZ NEWS/RSD – BEDFORD POP UP RECORD SHOP/DC5 IN 1964/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive 1 – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Walking Into Clarksdale – 20 Years Gone:
Photo by Eric Ubben
To mark the release of the Walking into Clarksdale album 20 years ago this month, here’s a TBL archive piece that looks back to the release of the album.
On the back of the Shepherds Bush gig and all the media coverage, it was such a great time to be a Page & Plant fan. Here’s my original and very optimistic review of the Walking Into Clarksdale album written for TBL issue 13.
 Walking …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Mar 2018 | 18 Comments | 2,222 views]
HOUSES OF THE HOLY 45 YEARS GONE/HOW THE WEST WAS WON FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/ ROBERT PLANT AND SSS IN AUSTRALIA/ PAGE & PLANT IN THE MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998 – 20 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy  – TBL 45th Anniverary Special:
45 years ago this week Led Zeppelin released their long awaited fifth album, Houses Of The Holy.
Here’s a round up of  House Of The Holy coverage collated five years ago for the 40th anniversary:
March 2013 TBL Archive:
We have been counting down to this milestone anniversary and the TBL website and Facebook page will be celebrating the album’s release over the next few days.
I myself have been getting intensely re acquainted with the Houses Of The Holy album since January, as over the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Feb 2018 | 9 Comments | 2,071 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Jan 2018 | 10 Comments | 2,544 views]
HOW THE WEST WAS WON REMASTERED RELEASE – OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT /LZ NEWS/ LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/JIM RODFORD RIP/DAVID ‘KID’ JENSEN-NEIL DIAMOND /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Celebrates Led Zeppelin at 50…
LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 3pm – WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 24, 2018: 
LED ZEPPELIN
Live Album How The West Was Won 
To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page 
Including The Album’s Debut Release On Vinyl And Blu-ray Audio, 
Along With Super Deluxe Boxed Set, CD, And Digital Versions
 On September 7, 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant first took the stage together in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Then billed as “The New Yardbirds,” the band would assemble in the studio for the first time later that month …