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[2 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,329 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/KNEBWORTH 90 -IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY 2014/TBL MARKET PLACE/MORE ON THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/LET THE MUSIC PLAY/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 40 years ago – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: 
This month marks the 40th 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. I was lucky enough to attend five of those gigs. This is all chronicled in my Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book
 
 
Here’s is a further extract – my on the road account written at the time and first featured in TBL issue 5…

TBL Retro Archive: …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,994 views]
A MEMORY FROZEN FOREVER -BERLIN 1980 3 LP REVIEWED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/ /LZ NEWS/BATH 1970/PEOPLES FRONT OF LZ LATEST/BOOK REVIEWS/THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

I took receipt of this new 3 LP release of the Berlin July 7 1980 performance on Thursday so… 
My thoughts on…
Led Zeppelin
A Memory Frozen Forever
Casino Records Limited Edition 3 LP 180 gr gold vinyl 350 only.
This is the latest in the Casino Records series of Led Zeppelin vinyl presentations. Previous releases have included This follows their excellent Berkeley Days Second Night package in a limited run of 400, I Told You Baby Long Time Ago – Scandinavia March 1969 limited edition of 450 on clear splatter vinyl and The Night …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jun 2020 | 9 Comments | 2,021 views]
HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/GET WELL MARK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Howard Mylett Remembered : Nine Years Gone…

Friday June 19th, marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of Howard Mylett, the legendary Led Zeppelin collector and original author.
He wrote the first ever biography of Led Zeppelin published in 1976 and went on to write a series of superbly researched Zep books. .
Howard Mylett had an engaging dry wit, incredible enthusiasm for collecting all things Zep, and above all, was always so generous in sharing his passion. He could be a cantankerous old bugger at times but that was all part of Howard’s make …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[21 May 2020 | 2 Comments | 1,184 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 | 1,328 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 | 1,175 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 | 1,300 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 | 73 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 | 1,560 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 | 1,593 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 …