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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 Aug 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,361 views]
YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE/ TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE PART 2/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Yardbirds ’68 Forthcoming Release Details:
The official Jimmy Page website has now officially announced the forthcoming release of Yardbirds ’68.
Available now for the very first time, Yardbirds ’68 presents an 18-track double album produced by legendary guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
This special album features re-mixed live recordings from the Anderson Theater in March 1968 alongside Studio Sketches recorded in the same era and the album features music from The Yardbirds members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jimmy Page and Keith Relf.
“We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,552 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – PAGE & PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE /YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE ANNOUNCED/LZ NEWS/02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE TBL LONDON MEET PLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – MTV Unledded – 23 years gone….TBL Archive Special:
23 years ago this week, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for two performances filmed by MTV at the London TV Studios for their Unplugged series. Appropriately dubbed Unledded, this saw the pair roll back the years with an inspiring re-evaluation of the Led Zeppelin catalogue.  I was lucky enough to attend both days filming – indeed I was involved in supplying the TBL database for the ballot of ticket distribution. Looking back It was an incredibly …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,234 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ROBERT PLANT NEW ALBUM CARRY FIRE DETAILS/LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH BOOK EXTRACTS AND DL INTERVIEW/YARDBIRDS LIVE FOR NOVEMBER RELEASE/ELVIS PRESLEY 40 YEARS GONE & CAUGHT IN A TRAP BOOK EXTRACT//DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 69th birthday:
Robert Plant is 69 years old on Sunday, 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 fire decades…
During the past 12 months he has been recording a new album with the Sensational Space Shifters line up – the new album Carry Fire will …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Aug 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,345 views]
KNEBWORTH 38 YEARS GONE – MORE MEMORIES AND RECOLLECTIONS /LZ NEWS/GLEN CAMPBELL 1936 -2017/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11th 1979 – Then as it really was…38 years gone…
To mark the 38th anniversary of the Knebworth August 11th performance here are further extracts from the Led Zeppelin Then As It Was  -At Knebworth 1979 book:
Book Extracts:
This is the original text written for Tight But Loose, issue number 3.Whilst much of it bathes in a rose tinted glow, it certainly succeeds in capturing the pure wonderment of the event as seen through the eyes of a starry eyed twenty two year old fan eager …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Aug 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,714 views]
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION NEW ALBUM AND UK DATES/ LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4th 38 YEARS GONE – MEMORIES & RECOLLECTIONS /DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION:
Black Country Communion are back in action with a new album BCC IV due out in September and two UK dates scheduled for early in 2018
Here is all the info:
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
LIVE IN THE UK
 EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN SHOWS!
 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018
 PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST 2017 AT 9AM FROM www.planetrock.com
 TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
24 HOUR TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 844 0444
www.eventim.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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THE ALBUM:
“BCC IV”
THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 1,389 views]
THEN AS IT WAS – LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 1979 BOOK RELAUNCH/ LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FILM STORY /ELVIS BOOK EXTRACT 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979
To mark the forthcoming 38th anniversary of the Led Zeppelin Knebworth concerts I am relaunching the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin at Knebworth book.
The book is available at a bargain price of £10 plus postage and packing.
If you have yet to indulge here is a full background of the contents:
Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 Written and compiled by Dave Lewis.
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The contents…
Hardback style book in the same size as the Feather In The Wind book …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jul 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,589 views]
TBL ISSUES 1, 2 AND 3 / DAVE LEWIS INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN LONDON FIVE YEARS GONE/SEATTLE KINGDOME 40 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 TBL issues 1,2 and 3…

 I was alerted over the weekend to an eBay sale that involved the original first three copies of the Tight But Loose magazine.

The three issues clocked up a high price with issue one attaining a £227 price tag, issue 2 £113 and issue three £130 –a combined total of £470.
Not bad for three A5 photocopied magazines written, designed and laid out in my bedroom during a twelve month period spanning October 1978 through to October 1979.
This comment regarding the eBay sale of the first three TBL …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Jul 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,470 views]
TBL ARCHIVE OVER EUROPE 1980 AND FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ LIVE AID 32 YEARS GONE/ ROBERT PLANT LONDON FORUM FIVE YEARS GONE/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS EARLS COURT BOOK LIMITED A SALE/ ELVIS CAUGHT IN A TRAP EXTRACT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Retro Archive: Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: it was 37 years ago…
Concluding the TBL retro archive features on the final Led Zeppelin tour as chronicled in the Feather In The Wind Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book.
This is my overview of the gigs that I caught – this extract picks up the on stage action in Munich on July 5, 1980 for what would be their penultimate show with John Bonham…
When the house lights dim some 15 minutes later, I get the most incredible buzz from hearing the Wembley-like …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 Jul 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,906 views]
ROBERT PLANT PICTURES AT ELEVEN AT 35/ FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/RECORD COLLECTOR FEATURE/PAUL KOSSOFF BOOK/02 REUNION PIC REQUEST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive: Robert Plant  Pictures At Eleven album 35 years gone… 
To mark the 35th anniversary of Robert Plant’s landmark debut album – here’s an extensive feature I wrote back in 2002. That album remains one of the most crucial of his long career and still sounds every bit as exciting and fresh as it did back in the summer of 1982.
Pictures at Eleven – Still vivid at  35
Robert Plant’s first solo album was a personal  career watershed to rival Led Zep 1 
For the former singer in the biggest band …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Jun 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,538 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – HOW THE WEST WAS WON & US TOUR 1977 PART 2 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To celebrate this anniversary, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour …