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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[25 Jan 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,598 views]
SEVEN NIGHTS WITH ZEP 40 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/JPJ FINLAND DATE/ 1969 DEBUT ALBUM REVIEW/ 1975 US TOUR SNAPSHOTS/ PETE OVEREND WATTS RIP/RICK’S STAIRWAY/ABOUT TBL-DL UPDATED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special:
Seven nights with Led Zeppelin 40 years ago this week in 1977:

Led Zeppelin (on film) at the Granada Bedford January 1977.
The young DL gazes adoringly at the poster outside the Granada Cinema Bedford January 1977 – no prizes for guessing where this poster ended up – you got it – on my bedroom wall!
40 years ago this week  I was enjoying a seven night stint in the company of Led Zeppelin….or to be more specific their film The Song Remains The Same.
The newly released celluloid masterpiece was on general release and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Jan 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,358 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK SAVED/ PETER SARSTEDT 1941-2017/DAVID BOWIE ONE YEAR GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Issue 42 – Out On The Streets…
TBL 42 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 42 is out on the streets –  as of Wednesday , every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit. The pic  shows the scene at the main Bedford Royal Mail sorting office as the good lady Janet and I dropped the bulk of them off on Saturday afternoon.
TBL 42 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Dec 2016 | 10 Comments | 1,444 views]
GEORGE MICHAEL 1963 – 2016/ RICK PARFITT 1948 – 2016/ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ME TO YOU /LEMMY ONE YEAR GONE/END OF YEAR ROUND UP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The year ends with yet more sad passings:
George Michael 1963 – 2016: 
George Michael…such a massive talent – he dominated the 1980s, first with the pure pop delight of Wham! and then onto worldwide solo success with total class and credibility …so many memorable songs – Freedom, Faith, Careless Whisper, Everything She Wants, I’m Your Man, I Knew You Were Waiting, Fastlove, Amazing, etc.and Last Christmas…one of the all-time seasonal greats – we all must have heard it countless times in recent days. In my record retail years, George Michael album …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[14 Dec 2016 | 3 Comments | 1,212 views]
TBL 42 WITH LIMITED EDITION JIMMY PAGE COVER/TBL 42 RICHARD GRUBB COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS PREVIEW/ GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981/FACES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 42 Announcement:
TBL issue 42 due early 2017 – including a Limited Edition Jimmy Page Collectors Cover Edition!
The new issue of the long running Led Zeppelin magazine is due out early in 2017. It’s another packed edition with some 40,000 words of news, views and features. All subscribers will receive the standard edition with a great Robert Plant photo by Robert Ellis from the Led Zeppelin Royal Albert Hall performance on June 29, 1969.
I am also making available a special collectors limited edition featuring a superb photo of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Headline, TBL News »

[8 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,669 views]
02 REUNION NINE YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/GREG LAKE 1947 – 2016/KASHMIR LYRICS/ VINYL SALES/ROLLING STONES BLUE & LONESOME/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The 02 Reunion – Nine Years Gone: Photo by Dave Linwood

Nine years ago on December 10, 2007 , I awoke with the prospect of Led Zeppelin retuning to the stage just a matter of hours away. The previous night I’d spent the evening in the Pilot Inn toasting that fact with fans from all corners of the world. It would be a similar scene a few hours later.
The day itself went by in something of a blur – walking on that cold concourse leading to the O2 complex, conducting various interviews, …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,515 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW/CODA 34 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY TO THE CHASE/1971 RETRO ALBUM CHARTS/DETECTIVE REISSUES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW: 
TBL issue 42 – what’s in store…
TBL issue 42 is nearing completion – it’s another packed edition and here is what is in store …
News round up:
Jimmy at Classic Rock Awards/Stairway Court case wrap/JPJ latest/ Detective Reissues
Robert Plant at Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday gig:
On the spot report by Kryz Jantzen
TBL Photo Special: Lost & Found – Led Zeppelin Sound checking at the Subiaco Oval, Perth 1972:
Nick Shaw recounts the story of how he came to shoot some remarkable photos of Led Zeppelin sound checking for their appearance at …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,459 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/LED ZEP IV 45 YEARS GONE/GOALDIGGERS AND MM AWARDS 37 YEARS GONE/PETER GRANT/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY PHIL!

TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS:
Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf –let them really know what you want for Christmas or you may well end up with novelty socks and boxers yet again. Alternatively just treat yourself!
Here is a round up of TBL Product on offer this Christmas –all orders will be processed and dispatched as received.
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA 1:
Led Zeppelin …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Nov 2016 | 5 Comments | 1,591 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV 45 YEARS GONE / LZ NEWS/ MICK RALPHS GET WELL SOON/ROBERT AND LOGAN IN SUNDAY TIMES/LEONARD COHEN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE /HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHAELA AND KAM!

TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin IV – 45 years gone…
November 1971 /Led Zeppelin IV 
45 years ago this month the fourth Led Zeppelin album emerged in a slightly mysterious manner with that enigmatic sleeve. I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of the album in the music press that month. In fact the November 6 1971 issue of Melody Maker was something of an historic issue because it contained the first UK sighting the four individual symbols that would make up the title of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Each symbol was featured …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Oct 2016 | 4 Comments | 1,514 views]
TBL MAGAZINE THE ESSENTIAL READ/LZ NEWS/WHOLE LOTTA LOVE IN JAPAN/JOHN LENNON AT 76/BEATLES IN BEDFORD 62/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Magazine Update:
Here’s a round up of the current state of paly with the TBL magazine.
A fair few very regular subscribers to the TBL magazine have yet to come back on board. I would say around 100 subscribers who have previously been very loyal to buying the magazine for some years, have yet to sign up for the 2016/17 subscription.
To reiterate:
ALL current subscriptions to the TBL magazine expired with issue 40. If you received issue 40 and have not re subscribed – now is the time.
As ever, I will be doing my utmost to deliver the …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Sep 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,309 views]
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS – INITIAL FEEDBACK AND COMMENT/THE GRAND UNVEILING/JOHN BONHAM 36 YEARS GONE…/LZ NEWS/BEDFORD RECORD FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Complete BBC Sessions: Initial feedback and comment:
The release of the Led Zeppelin Complete BBC Sessions has generated a host of comment and feedback – here’s some observations –  kicking off with some comment from Jimmy Page:
This one via the Planet Rock  website:
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has told Planet Rock he’s hoping to hit the studio in 2017 to record new music.
The music legend appeared on MOJO Rocks with Phil Alexander on Saturday night to talk about Led Zeppelin’s Complete BBC Sessions album and he joked he’s been “quite rightly” chastised …