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[10 Oct 2017 | 3 Comments | 552 views]
IT’S ROBERT PLANT WEEK ON TBL LEADING UP TO THE RELEASE OF CARRY FIRE : DAY 2 – TBL ROBERT PLANT ARCHIVE – SIXTY SIX TO TIMBUKTU REVIEW/PLUS LED ZEPPELIN LIVE AT OLYMPIA PARIS OCTOBER 10 1969 – IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO TODAY

TBL Countdown to the new Robert Plant album 3 days to go and counting….so it’s Robert Plant week on TBL..
To celebrate the release Robert Plant’s forthcoming album Carry Fire this Friday, over the next few days leading up to the release date, it’s Robert Plant week on TBL – with daily archive postings.
Today I look back to the 2003  Robert Plant compilation set Sixty Six To Timbuktu.
PLANT 66 TO TIMBUKTU RETRO PROVES THERE IS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER ZEPPELIN…
Given his vast achievements within Led Zeppelin, it’s easy to forget …

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[9 Oct 2017 | One Comment | 720 views]
IT’S ROBERT PLANT WEEK ON TBL LEADING UP TO THE RELEASE OF CARRY FIRE: DAY 1 – TBL ROBERT PLANT ARCHIVE – PICTURES AT ELEVEN 1982 REVISITED /ROBERT FOR LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND APPEARANCE/PLUS LZ NEWS

TBL Countdown to the new Robert Plant album 4 days to go and counting….so it’s Robert Plant week on TBL..
To celebrate the release Robert Plant’s forthcoming album Carry Fire this Friday, over the next few days leading up to the release date, it’s Robert Plant week on TBL – with daily archive postings. Today I look back to his first post Zep solo album Pictures At Eleven.
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 …

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[5 Oct 2017 | 15 Comments | 1,562 views]
TBL 43 OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/ TOM PETTY 1950 – 2017/ JIMMY PAGE FOR OXFORD UNION/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI COUNTER STAND/ ROBERT PLANT CAREER OVERVIEW AND CARRY FIRE REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 43 out on the streets…
TBL 43 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 43 is out on the streets. As of Wednesday, every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit night on 800 copies. 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 43 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, …

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[28 Sep 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,559 views]
TBL ISSUE 43 READY TO GO/LZ NEWS / YARDBIRDS 68 VIDEO/ROBERT PLANT US DATES/ TBL DECEMBER 10 02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE EVENT/VISITING JOHN BONHAM’S GRAVE ON SEPTEMBER 25/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

I am pleased to announce that TBL issue 43 is ready for publication: 
Many thanks to designer Mick Lowe for bringing it all alive at StudioMix Bedford. 50,000 words of text – not just a magazine – more a mini book. It’s another massive TBL outpouring ready to take you closer to the world of Led Zeppelin – as it has been doing since 1978…if you love Led Zeppelin…you will love this magazine…
All subscribers of the TBL magazine ( if you received issues 41 and 42 your are a current subscriber!) will automatically receive …

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[21 Sep 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,771 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 37 YEARS GONE…/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT FOR 2018 BYRON BAY BLUES FESTIVAL/CARRY FIRE UNCUT REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham 37 years gone… 
On the week of the 37th anniversary of John Bonham’s passing, there is some exciting news to report on plans for the long awaited permanent memorial in his home town of Redditch.
This story via the Redditch Advertiser:
REDDITCH rock legend John Bonham could finally be honoured with a statute in the town centre, the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.
Plans have been put forward for a large bronze memorial depicting the Led Zeppelin drummer in Mercian Square, off Church Green.
Ros Sidaway, from The John Bonham Memorial Fund (JBMF), said the …

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[4 Sep 2017 | 21 Comments | 1,556 views]
DL AT 61/LZ NEWS /TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – BLUEBERRY HILL AT 47/WALTER BECKER 1950 – 2017/ FREE IN FINLAND/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL AT 61: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…
61…how did that happen!
61 is the new 21!
As usual when a birthday rolls around , it’s a good time to quantify what I do, what I like and take stock…
Firstly some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show)
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 first saw Led Zeppelin live at the Empire …

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[24 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,587 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – PAGE & PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE /YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE ANNOUNCED/LZ NEWS/02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE TBL LONDON MEET PLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – MTV Unledded – 23 years gone….TBL Archive Special:
23 years ago this week, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for two performances filmed by MTV at the London TV Studios for their Unplugged series. Appropriately dubbed Unledded, this saw the pair roll back the years with an inspiring re-evaluation of the Led Zeppelin catalogue.  I was lucky enough to attend both days filming – indeed I was involved in supplying the TBL database for the ballot of ticket distribution. Looking back It was an incredibly …

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[16 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,319 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ROBERT PLANT NEW ALBUM CARRY FIRE DETAILS/LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH BOOK EXTRACTS AND DL INTERVIEW/YARDBIRDS LIVE FOR NOVEMBER RELEASE/ELVIS PRESLEY 40 YEARS GONE & CAUGHT IN A TRAP BOOK EXTRACT//DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 69th birthday:
Robert Plant is 69 years old on Sunday, 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 fire decades…
During the past 12 months he has been recording a new album with the Sensational Space Shifters line up – the new album Carry Fire will …

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[11 Aug 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,393 views]
KNEBWORTH 38 YEARS GONE – MORE MEMORIES AND RECOLLECTIONS /LZ NEWS/GLEN CAMPBELL 1936 -2017/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 11th 1979 – Then as it really was…38 years gone…
To mark the 38th anniversary of the Knebworth August 11th performance here are further extracts from the Led Zeppelin Then As It Was  -At Knebworth 1979 book:
Book Extracts:
This is the original text written for Tight But Loose, issue number 3.Whilst much of it bathes in a rose tinted glow, it certainly succeeds in capturing the pure wonderment of the event as seen through the eyes of a starry eyed twenty two year old fan eager …

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[1 Aug 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,779 views]
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION NEW ALBUM AND UK DATES/ LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4th 38 YEARS GONE – MEMORIES & RECOLLECTIONS /DL DAIRY BLOG UPDATE

ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION:
Black Country Communion are back in action with a new album BCC IV due out in September and two UK dates scheduled for early in 2018
Here is all the info:
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 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
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 TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
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THE ALBUM:
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THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM
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