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[19 Jul 2017 | 2 Comments | 615 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 | 1,298 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 …

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[5 Jul 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,679 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 | 1,428 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Jun 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,407 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK RELAUNCH /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 2003 DVD FEEDBACK AND LA FORUM 1977 / CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ELVIS BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To begin a month long celebration of that final tour, 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Jun 2017 | 12 Comments | 1,534 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AND JOHN BONHAM FOR BLUE PLAQUES /TBL ARCHIVE -DVD 2003 FEEDBACK /LZ NEWS/BAD COMPANY REISSUES/ HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Led Zeppelin and John Bonham to be honoured with Blue Plaques:
This one just in via Chronicle Live
The Mayfair Ballroom is being awarded the special honour by BBC Newcastle – announced in conjunction with The British Plaque Trust – to mark BBC Music Day.
It’s been picked for the commemoration because it was the venue where the band that went on to become Led Zeppelin made its UK debut on October 4, 1968.
Musician Laidlaw – who himself appeared on the bill that same night in his own early group Downtown Faction – …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[7 Jun 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,065 views]
LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK/TBL ARCHIVE 1- THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE 2 STORYTELLERS 2002/JPJ IN CHURCH/ROBERT ON BBC RADIO/ LZ NEWS/SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK:
I watched the first news reports of the terrible terrorist attack in London late on Saturday night and then woke on Sunday to hear the full extent of the horror that unfolded around London Bridge and Borough Market – totally shocking.
Thoughts and a prayers go out to all those affected by yet another senseless attack….
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TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1 – THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE –  14 YEARS GONE:
It’s now some  14 years ago that Jimmy Page unlocked the Led Zeppelin film archive to present the five hour double DVD set simply …

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[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,244 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL CHRIS FARLOWE INTERVIEW/LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY ZEP MASTERS REVIEW/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/RSD JIMMY & THE BLACK CROWES REVIEW/VIP RECORD FAIRS/RSD REPORT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds album The Beginning… is released this week via Jimmy Page’s website. Produced by Jimmy when he was 17 at the RJ Sound Studios in Morden, it’s an important remnant of the London R and B scene. To tie in with this archive release we present…
AN EXCLUSIVE TBL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS FARLOWE:
‘’We are like brothers really, we totally respect each other. He thinks I’m a great singer and I think he’s a great guitarist.’’
Chris Farlowe talks to Dave Lewis about the release of  The Beginning… and …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,441 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS THE BEGINNING – EXCUSIVE TBL PREVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN PARIS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS AT THE PALLADIUM /BUXTON 23 YEARS GONE/RECORD STORE DAY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE FORTHCOMING CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS RELEASE VIA JIMMYPAGE.COM:
Thunder Over Morden in 1961: The beginnings of the London rhythm and blues scene…Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds The Beginning
So here it is, a genuine archive recording that takes us back to the pre Beatles days of 1961 – and it’s the vision of a young Jimmy Page that has made all this possible. His decision to record Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds in RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden near London some 56 years ago …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Mar 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,493 views]
HOUSES OF THE HOLY 44 YEARS GONE/ 1975 SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/DANNY BAKER/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY DEC!/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TBL Archive Special 1:
Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy  TBL – 44th Anniverary Special:
44 years ago this week Led Zeppelin released their long awaited fifth album, Houses Of The Holy. Coming off the back of the hugely successful fourth album, there was much anticipation for this new record – their first in nearly 18 months. The eclectic feel good content meandered from familiar hard rock through acoustic and orchestral arrangements, to brooding synth affairs and ’50s doo-wop/mock reggae and funk pastiches. It was all performed with a joyous abundance that …