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[15 Mar 2017 | 15 Comments | 1,951 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 | 675 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 …

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[8 Mar 2017 | 7 Comments | 1,265 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 | 1,843 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 | 1,351 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 | 1,657 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 …

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[18 Jan 2017 | One Comment | 1,397 views]
TBL 42 FEEDBACK/ LAS VEGAS 1969 GIG CONFIRMED/JPJ WITH MINIBUS PIMPS/ROBERT PLANT ON NEW FAIRPORT ALBUM/LZ NEWS/1977 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL issue 42 Distribution Update and Feedback:
TBL issue 42 is out on the streets now – all subscriptions and pre orders are in transit and should be arriving in over 30 countries across the globe. Most UK copies have already been delivered.
Here’s some initial feedback, commencing with a piece on Chris Charlesworth’s Just Backdated blog:
TIGHT BUT LOOSE – Portrait of the Singer as a Young Man
The evolution of Robert Plant from prancing stallion to grizzled old rock warrior is something to behold. The photograph of Led Zeppelin’s front man on the latest issue …

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[9 Jan 2017 | 5 Comments | 2,331 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ EXCLUSIVE TBL 38 INTERVIEW EXTRACTS/ 25 COMPANION DISC MOMENTS PLAYLIST

On the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 73 today (January 9th).
In a career that has spanned over six decades – he has simply written the rule book on the art of rock guitar.
From monolithic riffing to bombastic solos. From simple acoustic beauty to vast guitar instrumental orchestration. Jazz, classical and Eastern influences, blues, 50s rock’n’roll and psychedelic – he has turned his hand to all these varying styles over the years. At times his playing may seem sloppy and seemingly undisciplined but that is all part of the attraction. Always …

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[28 Dec 2016 | 10 Comments | 1,475 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 …

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[23 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,407 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ME TO YOU/TBL 42/TEAM ROCK/ LZ NEWS/ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS/1971 CHARTS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is nigh on upon us – and it’s that final rush to get everything sorted for the next couple of  days.
As is customary on Christmas Eve here – I’ll be wearing my Led Zeppelin Winterland 1969 tie bought for me by Larry Ratner in 1993 (hi Larry!).
After all the intense work on the forthcoming TBL issue 42 of recent weeks, it will be great to unwind  inthe company of visiting friends and along the way a beer or two may be drunk in one or …