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[10 Dec 2019 | No Comment | 1,245 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REUNION FOR AHMET ERTEGUN 12 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/ HOT WHEELS/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 
Led Zeppelin Reunion for Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena – 12 years gone…
Pic by Dave Linwood.
Twelve years ago today on Monday 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 – either by …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Dec 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,156 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES FOR 2020/PLANET ROCK SYMPHONIC ZEPPELIN /ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP/LZ NEWS/ CODA /RADIO BROADCAST LP/DEC 4 1980/ROCK ICONS AND VINYL COUNTDOWN /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham new album and tour dates for 2020:Here’s the details…    
Deborah Bonham and her band have a new album lined up for 2020 and have announced the following tour dates for the new year as follows:
23 Jan WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre UK
www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk24 Jan LONDON BLUES FESTIVAL, Under The Bridge Chelsea, UK
www.underthebridge.co.uk/events/jbf-bernie-marsden/25 Jan GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, Minehead, UK
www.bigweekends.com/your-break/198457/ 28 Jan MILTON KEYNES The Stables
www.stables.org 07 Feb FRANCE L’Espace Culturel , 7 avenue de Villeroy Mennecy (91)
www.mennecy.fr/-Spectacles-

08 Feb TBC France

21 Feb BEWDLEY St George’s Hall, Worcs
www.thehall-bewdley.org.uk 22 Feb TBA23 Feb KINROSS …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Nov 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,125 views]
MICHAEL PUTLAND 1947- 2019 /PLANET ROCK CONCERT/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 24 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE GOALDIGGERS FIVE A SIDE – MM POLL AWARDS 40 YEARS GONE/ GENE CLARK/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Michael Putland 1947 – 2019:
I was very sad to hear the passing of another iconic rock photographer Michael Putland aged 72. During the 1970s, his work was a staple feature in the UK music press. When I was editing the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court 1975 book for Rufus Stone I had access to his amazing Led Zep Earls Court photos many of which were featured in the book – including the cover shot .
I was lucky enough to meet him at the Led Zeppelin From The …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[12 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,416 views]
ROBERT PLANT CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/JPJ ON STAGE/LZ NEWS/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS /THE NIGHT STALKER REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE LED ZEPPELIN IV 48 YEARS GONE/A CELEBRATION BOOK /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on the new Robert Plant Interview in this month’s Classic Rock:
A very good interview with Robert Plant by Rob Hughes in the new issue of Classic Rock – though I was surprised there was no direct mention of his Saving Grace project. There’s a heart-warming story of how John Bonham got him back in to the fold for ‘’one morel flurry ‘’with Zep, a good overview of his early solo career with rightful credit to Phil Collins, tales of performing on Top of The Pops, plenty of accolades …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Oct 2019 | 2 Comments | 993 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II CAT CLUB EVENT/ JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 43/MUSIC RETAIL JOURNEY 45 YEARS GONE/ PRIORY OF BRION ASHBY 20 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin CAT Club 50th anniversary Led Zeppelin II event at the Tap & Barrel Pontefract:
Last Tuesday I travelled up to Ponterfract to present the Led Zeppelin II 50th anniversary celebration at the CAT Club at the excellent Tap & Barrel pub.
On the night it was a great turn out and what I can say – listening to Led Zeppelin II on record uninterrupted in like-minded company was like hearing it for the first time all over again. Side One – from the cough and riff entry of Whole Lotta Love …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[22 Oct 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,161 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO /AT THE CAT CLUB/LZ NEWS/MUSIC MANIA FAIR/TBL ARCHIVE -REMASTERS 1990/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: Led Zeppelin II – it was 50 years ago today…
Led Zeppelin II – A Kind of Rock
To celebrate the release of the Led Zeppelin II album this week back in 1969 – some thoughts 50 years on…
Led Zeppelin II:
A Kind Of Rock…. Still Flying
In the same way Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue defined the jazz genre, the second Zep album well and truly encapsulated rock music as we know it. Dave Lewis re appraises Led Zeppelin II on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
In reappraising the second …

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[8 Oct 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,705 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II MONTH AT TBL /LZ NEWS/NATIONAL ALBUM DAY/GINGER BAKER RIP/ BARRIE MASTERS RIP/JOHN LENNON/LED ZEP III/NEW ZEP BOOTLEG VINYL/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
It’s Led Zeppelin II month at TBL – 50 years gone…
TBL Led Zeppelin II Archive:
TBL Exclusive Interview With Eddie Kramer On Led Zeppelin II  
In an exclusive interview conducted by Dave Lewis on , Eddie Kramer the director of engineering and mixing on Led Zeppelin II, reflected on the making of the album….
Eddie took time out from presenting his ‘’Evening With Eddie Kramer ’’ event at Metropolis Studios to talk about the album for TBL. Looking back to the mixdown session of Whole Lotta Love, he described it as ‘’A happy …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Sep 2019 | One Comment | 916 views]
CODA REDDITCH GIG & DRUMMER OF THE YEAR EVENT/ HOSSAM RAMZY & RIC OCASEK RIP/LZ NEWS/REMEMBERING JIMI HENDRIX AND MARC BOLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Coda John Bonham Celebration Redditch gig this Saturday :

Here’s all the info for this Saturday’s Coda gig at the Queens Head Redditch:
Coda had been booked to headline the John Bonham Celebration on Saturday, September 21.
However after that event was cancelled Coda managed to secure a gig at the Queen’s Head pub – close to where the Celebration was due to take place – so their own tribute could go ahead as planned on the same night.
Not only will it be a celebration of the life and works of what many regard …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Sep 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,102 views]
DL AT 63 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/SAVING GRACE IN STRATFORD/LZ NEWS/BLUEBERRY HILL 49 YEARS GONE/VIP VICTORIA FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL AT 63: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…
63…how did that happen!
63 is the new 23!
As usual when a birthday rolls around, it’s a good time to quantify what I do, what I like and take stock…
So firstly let’s do some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show at the Granada Cinema Bedford)
9 when I first saw Tottenham Hotspur play
13 when I first heard Led Zeppelin
15 when I first started work at British Home Stores (sadly now gone)
15 when I …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Aug 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,077 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK RE-PACKAGE DETAILS/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Announcing a new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s approaches at Knebworth I am making available a strictly limited edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
This 40th anniversary limited edition has a glossy newly designed book jacket with exclusives live photos from the Knebworth shows.
Each book includes an additional four page insert. This features a new 3,000 word interview with author Dave Lewis in which …