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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 May 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,054 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT EARLS COURT – IT WAS 45 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE BOOK REVIEW/ZEPFAN PODCAST/TBL PRODCUT UPDATE/10 YEARS OF MICK LOWE DESIGN/ THE WHO AT SHEPPERTON/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL:
It’s that time of year again…
TBL Celebrates the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Earls Court:
 
 
 
 
 
Turning the clock back 45 years..

Friday May 23, 1975
Ticket Price £1.00
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Tangerine/Going To California/That’s The Way/Bron-Y-Aur Stomp/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. San Francisco)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.
So imagine waking up on a Friday morning with the prospect of over nine hours of live Led Zeppelin in store …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Apr 2020 | 11 Comments | 1,232 views]
ROY WILLIAMS RIP/FATE OF NATIONS /PONTIAC 77/THE ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON/FREE – THE FAS MAGAZINE LATEST/RSD UPDATE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/CORAL HAY RIP

Roy Williams…RIP:

I am so very sad to hear the passing of Roy Williams aged 73 – the long-time front of house sound engineer for Robert Plant and many others – and an integral part of the Midlands music scene for many decades.
I first met Roy in May of 1981 when I attended five Honeydrippers gigs that month. This was the ad-hoc R and B line up Robert Plant chose as his first step outside of the recently disbanded Led Zeppelin. The line-up was made up of mainly Midlands musicians and Roy acted …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Apr 2020 | 10 Comments | 1,114 views]
ROBERT PLANT SUPPORTS COMPANY MAKING SCRUBS FOR NHS/TBL ARCHIVE 1 – WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 – THE DESTROYER 43 YEARS GONE/MOJO MENTION/REV PODCAST/DL 51 YEARS OF MUSIC PASSION/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant supports Kidderminster company making scrubs for NHS:
This heartwarming story via Kidderminster Shuttle/Emily Collins.
Photos:Gino Ruffinato and Kim Calder (left) making scrubs at MG Sportswear in Kidderminster. Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (right) has donated thousands towards materials. Right photo by Rob Hadley/Indie Images Photography
A SPORTSWEAR company in Kidderminster is making scrubs for workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis after receiving a generous donation from Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.
The rock star has donated thousands of pounds to MG Sportswear, based in The Horsefair, which will go towards …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Apr 2020 | 10 Comments | 1,257 views]
TBL ARCHIVE – BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT 1971 AND PRESENCE 1976 /LZ NEWS/GRAHAM NASH/HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY ADAMS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1:
BBC Radio One John Peel In Concert  – 49 years gone:
Reeling in the year: Capturing the sounds of BBC Radio One on a Sunday night in April – The Wonder of Devotion…
Led Zeppelin BBC Radio One In Concert – It was 48 years ago this week:
49 years ago, on Sunday April 4 1971, I first heard the music of Led Zeppelin performed live and the effect was pretty shattering to the ears of a young 14 year old – not to mention rather lasting…
The occasion was the Radio …

Dave Lewis Diary, Headline, TBL News »

[2 Apr 2020 | No Comment | 61 views]
IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO – PAGE & PLANT MEADOWLANDS ARENA/PAGE & PLANT US TOUR 1995 OVERVIEW PART ONE/ LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Back in the USA – 25 years gone…
 
25 years ago this spring , Jimmy Page & Robert Plant were on the first leg of their Unledded No Quarter tour. The tour opened in Pensacola and ran through until Vancouver on May 26 before moving into Europe, going back to America and eventually ending in Australia and Japan in early 1996
Given all that has happened since, not least the 02 reunion, the Celebration Day film and the Zep reissues, it’s easy to forget the impact …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[27 Mar 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,510 views]
JULIE FELIX 1938 -2020 /LED ZEPPELIN I – IT WAS 51 YEARS AGO/TBL ARCHIVE – 1975 SNAPSHOT & MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998/BOB DYLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Julie Felix 1938 – 2020:
I was so very sad to hear the news of the passing of Julie Felix aged 81. Julie was always so supportive of my TBL work through her association with John Paul Jones and I did a couple of very memorable interviews with her. This photo was taken at the Royal Albert Hall after her performance at the Icons of The Hall event in May 2017. Julie shone such a light for the folk rock and protest movement over many decades and her BBC2 TV show …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Mar 2020 | 7 Comments | 1,544 views]
REASON PREVAILS IN STAIRWAY V SPIRIT CASE/TBL ARCHIVE – ULSTER HALL 2001 AND 1971/ TOKYO 1971 CINE FOOTAGE/RUFUS T SHIRTS/ BERLIN 80 VINYL/DL BLOG DIARY UPDATE

Reason prevails – this via BBC News website:
Led Zeppelin did not steal Stairway To Heaven riff, appeals court rules:
Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute after a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in Stairway To Heaven.
The British rock legends were accused in 2014 of ripping off a song called Taurus by the US band Spirit.
Taurus was written in 1968, three years before Stairway To Heaven.
Now, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a 2016 trial verdict that …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[27 Feb 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,682 views]
ROBERT PLANT UNCUT FRONT COVER FEATURE /DIGGING DEEPER/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 45 YEARS GONE/ZEP 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOT/ LZ NEWS/OSAKA 1971/JORGEN ANGEL PRINTS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant Uncut magazine front cover feature:

There’s an excellent extensive 13 page Robert Plant cover feature in the new issue of Uncut – timed to tie in with this Friday’s release of the Digging Deep singles box set. Alongside new interview quotes from Robert, there’s additional input from among others, former band members Jezz Woodroffe and Phil Johnstone plus producer Tim Palmer.
This all helps to flesh out what is essentially an overview of Robert’s post Zep career. Talking about his past work he says ‘’I’ve always spent so much time …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 Feb 2020 | One Comment | 1,303 views]
PAGE & PLANT TEENAGE CANCER CHARITY GIG 18 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT COVER OF NEW UNCUT/ DEBORAH BONHAM LATEST NEWS/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 45 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: 

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Teenage Cancer gig – Royal Albert Hall, February 9, 2002: 18 Years Gone…
It’s amazing to think that it’s all of 18 years today (Feb 9th) that Jimmy and Robert appeared separately on the Teenage Cancer gig at the Royal Albert Hall headlined by Paul Weller.
I remember the TBL meet in the pub beforehand as if it was yesterday –in fact I still have the LZ Club Italia membership card that the visiting Italian fans handed me. And of course it all occurred …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Feb 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,580 views]
SCARLETT SABET & JIMMY PAGE POETRY LIBRERIA EVENT/ LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/LZ NEWS/VALENTINE’S DAY 1974 & 2007/VALENTINE’S DAY PLAYLIST/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Catalyst: Poet Scarlett Sabet in conversation with Jimmy Page
Libreria Bookshop
65 Hanbury Street
London
Background details:
Having been hailed by Hunger Magazine as “one of the brightest new stars on the international poetry scene”, poet Scarlett Sabet has teamed up with legendary musician Jimmy Page to produce Catalyst, a radical sonic re-interpretation of work drawn from Sabet’s previous four collections, released digitally and on special edition vinyl last year (Oct 2019). Join Scarlett and Jimmy at Libreria where they’ll be discussing collaboration, the challenge of working across art forms, and the creative dynamic …