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[10 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,204 views]
EXCLUSIVE TBL DEBORAH BONHAM INTERVIEW /LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE 1 WALKING INTO CLARKSDALE/TBL ARCHIVE 2 WALKING INTO GLOUCESTER/ RSD BEVERLEY REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Exclusive TBL Interview with Deborah Bonham:
Here’s the complete interview I recently conducted with Deborah Bonham. Deb and the band are currently collaborating with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour – initial reports of the gigs have been very impressive. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
DL: So first of all let’s talks about your album catalogue – this is all being re-released and remastered via Cadiz Music. You must be pleased about that?
DB: Yes, very much so. Cadiz are a great old label they have been …

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[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,972 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM ON FREE SPIRIT TOUR/RUMOURS/LZ NEWS/TAMPA MAY 5 1973/THE DESTROYER 40 YEARS GONE/CLIFF’S COLLECTING/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TOM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Deborah Bonham and band on the Paul Rodgers Free Spirit tour: 
Deborah Bonham and her band kick off their collaboration with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit tour on Friday with the opening date at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. The 14 date tour ends on May 27 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
As Paul explains in the press release for the tour:
“It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, when we played charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit, which my …

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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,407 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS THE BEGINNING – EXCUSIVE TBL PREVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN PARIS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS AT THE PALLADIUM /BUXTON 23 YEARS GONE/RECORD STORE DAY/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE FORTHCOMING CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS RELEASE VIA JIMMYPAGE.COM:
Thunder Over Morden in 1961: The beginnings of the London rhythm and blues scene…Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds The Beginning
So here it is, a genuine archive recording that takes us back to the pre Beatles days of 1961 – and it’s the vision of a young Jimmy Page that has made all this possible. His decision to record Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds in RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden near London some 56 years ago …

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[12 Apr 2017 | One Comment | 1,795 views]
JPJ TRES COYOTES REVIEW/ ROBERT PLANT – ANY TIME NOW?/LZ NEWS/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS/ EV SAMPLER REVIEW/BRIAN MATTHEW & J GEILS RIP/BOOTLEG BOSS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

More on the Tres Coyotes debut gig last week – Here is an on the spot report from Ilkka Pesu: 
TRES COYOTES, SAVOY THEATRE APRIL 5TH 2017, HELSINKI, FINLAND
After arriving at the venue with my 16-year old daughter Ilona we had some time to look around as people were gathering inside the hall. On the stage there were a grand piano on stage right and a cello in the centre. My attention was aroused by the gorgeous looking Manson 5-string bass standing proudly on stage left with TC Electronic amp and cabinet beside it. There were three stools …

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[15 Mar 2017 | 15 Comments | 2,234 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON STAGE WITH NIGEL KENNEDY – STUNNING CLIP OF KASHMIR ADDED!/LZ NEWS/ JASON PETERSON RIP/ BILLY KULKE AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ RSD/U2/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Robert Plant – guest appearance with Nigel Kennedy Gala Celebration concert at the Royal Albert Hall:
Review by Dave Lewis.
I’ve always had a strong liking for the violin being used in a rock setting.
Daryl Way in Curved Air, Rick Gretch in Family and Blind Faith (check out Blind Faith’s Sea Of Joy)  David LaFlamme in Its A Beautiful Day, Flock’s Jerry Goodman and Jim Lea in Slade (check out Coz I Love You)  are all musicians who all bought something special by adding a violin arrangement within a rock framework. The violin bow …

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[13 Mar 2017 | 6 Comments | 729 views]
CHRIS FARLOWE & THE THUNDERBIRDS  – THE BEGINNING – HISTORIC ARCHIVE RELEASE FROM JIMMY PAGE.COM DUE APRIL 30 – PRE ORDER NOW

Announcement from Jimmy Page.com:
Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds: The Beginning…
Historic Demo Recording Produced by Jimmy Page Coming April 30
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer’s first official production available now for pre-order via jimmypage.com
Exclusive Stream of “Money” Track Premiere Available now via RollingStone.com
Available now for the very first time, Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds: The Beginning…presents a 12-song demo recording produced by legendary guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Recorded in 1961 at RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden, London, this historic session marks the launch of a highly successful career for …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Mar 2017 | 7 Comments | 1,352 views]
BAD COMPANY EXPANDED REISSUES /BERKELEY DAZE 2ND NIGHT REVIEW/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – BELFAST MARCH 5 1971 & MARCH 5 2001/RAIN SONG/ABBEY ROAD REVISITED/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

Following on from the Bad Company and Straight Shooter expanded reissues, here’s very welcomed news of another pair of Bad Company reissues:
BAD COMPANY: DELUXE EDITIONS
Double-Disc Versions Of Run With The Pack and Burnin’ Sky Feature The Original Album Remastered And Expanded With Rare And Unreleased Recordings/ 
Available From Rhino/Swan Song On May 26
 LOS ANGELES – Bad Company recorded four classic albums in as many years, giving rise to some of the most recognizable rock songs of the Seventies, including “Rock Steady,” “Run With The Pack” and the Grammy-nominated, “Feel Like Makin’ …

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[22 Feb 2017 | 5 Comments | 1,902 views]
ROBERT PLANT TO JOIN NIGEL KENNEDY AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL LOVE CLASSICAL EVENT/ SHE JUST SATISFIES ERA PIC FIND/LZ NEWS/BOB WALKER RIP/KING ARTHUR/1975 SNAPSHOT/PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 42 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant lined up for Royal Albert Hall Appearance with Nigel Kennedy:
This news via Music Week:
Robert Plant and jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty will join Nigel Kennedy for a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall next month.
The Led Zeppelin vocalist and jazz-rock virtuoso are among the high-profile stars confirmed to appear with  violinist Kennedy as he headlines the venue’s Love Classical festival on Tuesday, March 14.
Other guests announced include violinists Michael Guttman and Pieter Daniel, Bulgarian gadulka player Georgi Andreev, and Kennedy’s own ensemble, the Orchestra of Life.
Lucy Noble, artistic director at the Royal Albert Hall said: “We’re incredibly excited to …

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[2 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,422 views]
TBL 42 LATEST/PAUL RODGERS FREE SPIRIT TOUR /LZ NEWS/JOHN WETTON & DEKE LEONARD RIP/1975 US TOUR ARCHIVE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 42 Latest:
TBL issue 42 is well and truly now out on the streets – all subscriptions and pre orders should have arrived in over 30 countries across the globe.
If you have yet to indulge – it’s essential Led Zep reading – and don’t just take my word for it – here’s some comments from satisfied readers…
Issue 42 once again proves that TBL is undoubtedly THE magazine for Led Zeppelin fans. TBL 42 is all killer and no filler. Every article is a gem.
Michael Rae – Australia
The issues arrived today! Thanks so …

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[25 Jan 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,699 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 …