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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Sep 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,019 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 »

[16 Aug 2019 | No Comment | 1,370 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY /SAVING GRACE GIG/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 25 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE PART ONE/ATLAS TBL GATHERING/ WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Robert Plant on the occasion of his 71st birthday:
Robert Plant is 71 years old on Tuesday, 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 five decades…
During the past 12 months he has continued to push the boundaries of his vocal talent -continuing to delight …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,359 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY TBL ATLAS GATHERING REPORT/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 1979 40 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/MOJO ZEP ISSUES/CAT CLUB LED ZEPPELIN II/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 Years Gone:
No Sleeping Bag Required…
40th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event:
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
From 12.00 Midday to 8.00PM
A Day of Led Zep Celebration – Guest Speaker Forums, Video Playbacks, Led Zep Knebworth Quiz, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979 on film and more.
Full report:
Following on from last September’s hugely enjoyable Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary ‘It’s Been a Long Time’ TBL gathering, we went back to the excellent Atlas pub in Fulham, London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Led …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Jul 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,528 views]
KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4 1979 – 40 YEARS GONE/KNEBWORTH TBL ARCHIVE/ATLAS TBL KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING/ LZ NEWS/THE WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth: 40 Years Gone…
The Knebworth stage under construction in the early morning of Thursday August 4 1979. Pic by Dave Lewis from the book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979.
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates that little bit more when it falls on the weekend –as it does this year. Saturday August 4th –just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred back in that field …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,198 views]
TBL ISSUE 45 AT THE PRINTERS/TBL 40TH ANNIVERSARY ATLAS GATHERING/ CHRIS FARLOWE SPOTTED!/LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 39 YEARS GONE/LIVE AID/BRIAN JONES & THE ROLLING STONES – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 45 – a design wrap and at the printers… 
The forthcoming TBL issue 45 is now a design wrap and is at the printers. The pic here was taken on Monday afternoon at StudioMix as TBL designer Mick Lowe and myself signed off the proof. We spent a fair few hours over the past few days overseeing the final design layout and checking of the text. It’s a big relief we have finally got to the finishing line…
At 64 pages this is the largest TBL magazine ever produced. It …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,451 views]
WORLD EXLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAUL JONES FOR TBL 45/ TBL ATLAS KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT/LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 39 YEARS GONE/ROBERET PLANT PICTURES AT ELEVEN/CASSETTE FEEDBACK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TBL World Exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones for TBL 45:
The forthcoming TBL issue 45 due out August, will feature a world exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones
In an interview I did with him on the phone last week exclusively for TBL, John talked about the Resonance FM 100 Club gig, Tres Coyotes, his projects ahead and his memories of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 years on…
In effect, it’s an exclusive catch up with the world of John Paul Jones in the summer of 2019…and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2019 | 7 Comments | 1,695 views]
IN PRAISE OF THE CASSETTE/OVER EUROPE 1980 39 YEARS GONE/ JIMMY AT KERRANG AWARDS/LZ NEWS/I WAS THERE CHRIS C REVIEW/BILLY KULKE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Dave Lewis – Celebrating 50 years of music passion 1969 – 2019: Post number 3:
In praise of the cassette…
In his recent excellent book A Fabulous Creation, author David Hepworth notes the rise of the popularity in the cassette format during the late 70s/early 80s. This was inspired by the launching of the Sony Walkman and the fact that many music lovers (this writer very much included) took ownership of their listening habits by taping albums and creating compilations and mix tapes.
The earlier tape format the Eight Track Cartridge never really …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,351 views]
LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – 39 YEARS GONE/HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/LZ NEWS/LISTEN TO THESE 77 LA NIGHTS/ PF CLIPS/SLADE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin over Europe 1980 -39 years gone…Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book re-launch:
This week marks the 39th 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 –
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book – now is the time!
This …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Jun 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,532 views]
TBL SUMMER ACTIVITY/JIMMY PAGE IN GUITARIST MAGAZINE/LZ NEWS/TBL ARCHIVE – PAGE & PLANT PARIS 1995 & LZ DVD 2003/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Here’s a round up of  upcoming TBL Summer Activity:
TBL issue 45  – Knebworth 40th Anniversary Special: 
Due out in August – TBL issue 45
TBL 45 is one of the most ambitious magazines yet produced – almost a double issue.
A 64 page issue this will include a reprint of the complete 40 page  Tight But Loose issue 3 – the Knebworth special first published in October 1979.
The TBL 3 – 40 page reprint includes the following:
News Background
Communication/ Letters page,
Quiz 2
Full TBL Led Zeppelin Poll results
Ten Years Gone/Five Years Gone feature
Knebworth ’79 – …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 May 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,343 views]
JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 71ST BIRTHDAY/ROCKLANDS ROCKS FOR BONZO’S BIRTHDAY/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II EVENT CANCELLED/LZ NEWS/TBL 45 PRE -ORDER/SGT PEPPER IT WAS 52 YEARS AGO/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

On the occasion of John Bonham’s 71st birthday….
I love this photo – it may not be the sharpest image but for me, it captures the joyous spirit of John Bonham in full flight during Kashmir. It’s taken at Knebworth of course and frames the screen shot of Bonzo as it was being relayed on the backdrop screen by the video cameras. John Bonham’s total commitment to making it all tick over those two nights was pivotal to the success of that comeback. They all knew they had a lot to …