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[21 Sep 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,399 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Sep 2017 | 21 Comments | 1,450 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[29 Aug 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,310 views]
YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE/ TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE PART 2/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Yardbirds ’68 Forthcoming Release Details:
The official Jimmy Page website has now officially announced the forthcoming release of Yardbirds ’68.
Available now for the very first time, Yardbirds ’68 presents an 18-track double album produced by legendary guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
This special album features re-mixed live recordings from the Anderson Theater in March 1968 alongside Studio Sketches recorded in the same era and the album features music from The Yardbirds members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jimmy Page and Keith Relf.
“We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,521 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Aug 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,663 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:
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
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 EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN SHOWS!
 WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
 LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018
 PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST 2017 AT 9AM FROM www.planetrock.com
 TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
24 HOUR TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 844 0444
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THE ALBUM:
“BCC IV”
THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 1,365 views]
THEN AS IT WAS – LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 1979 BOOK RELAUNCH/ LZ NEWS/CLASSIC ROCK BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FILM STORY /ELVIS BOOK EXTRACT 2/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979
To mark the forthcoming 38th anniversary of the Led Zeppelin Knebworth concerts I am relaunching the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin at Knebworth book.
The book is available at a bargain price of £10 plus postage and packing.
If you have yet to indulge here is a full background of the contents:
Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979 Written and compiled by Dave Lewis.
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The contents…
Hardback style book in the same size as the Feather In The Wind book …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Jul 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,569 views]
TBL ISSUES 1, 2 AND 3 / DAVE LEWIS INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ JPJ MINIBUS PIMPS IN LONDON FIVE YEARS GONE/SEATTLE KINGDOME 40 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
 TBL issues 1,2 and 3…

 I was alerted over the weekend to an eBay sale that involved the original first three copies of the Tight But Loose magazine.

The three issues clocked up a high price with issue one attaining a £227 price tag, issue 2 £113 and issue three £130 –a combined total of £470.
Not bad for three A5 photocopied magazines written, designed and laid out in my bedroom during a twelve month period spanning October 1978 through to October 1979.
This comment regarding the eBay sale of the first three TBL …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Jul 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,451 views]
TBL ARCHIVE OVER EUROPE 1980 AND FEATHER IN THE WIND BOOK INTERVIEW/ LZ NEWS/ LIVE AID 32 YEARS GONE/ ROBERT PLANT LONDON FORUM FIVE YEARS GONE/FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS EARLS COURT BOOK LIMITED A SALE/ ELVIS CAUGHT IN A TRAP EXTRACT/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Retro Archive: Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: it was 37 years ago…
Concluding the TBL retro archive features on the final Led Zeppelin tour as chronicled in the Feather In The Wind Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book.
This is my overview of the gigs that I caught – this extract picks up the on stage action in Munich on July 5, 1980 for what would be their penultimate show with John Bonham…
When the house lights dim some 15 minutes later, I get the most incredible buzz from hearing the Wembley-like …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Jun 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,509 views]
FEATHER IN THE WIND OVER EUROPE 1980 BOOK EXTRACT/LZ NEWS/ TBL ARCHIVE – HOW THE WEST WAS WON & US TOUR 1977 PART 2 /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 book relaunch:
This week marks the 37th anniversary of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.
To celebrate this anniversary, I am relaunching the Feather In the Wind book – the price is a bargain £10 including postage and packing.
Note – stock of the book is now running down so if you have yet to check out the book now is the time!
This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in the definitive account of the tour …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[15 Jun 2017 | 12 Comments | 1,623 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AND JOHN BONHAM FOR BLUE PLAQUES /TBL ARCHIVE -DVD 2003 FEEDBACK /LZ NEWS/BAD COMPANY REISSUES/ HOWARD MYLETT REMEMBERED /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Led Zeppelin and John Bonham to be honoured with Blue Plaques:
This one just in via Chronicle Live
The Mayfair Ballroom is being awarded the special honour by BBC Newcastle – announced in conjunction with The British Plaque Trust – to mark BBC Music Day.
It’s been picked for the commemoration because it was the venue where the band that went on to become Led Zeppelin made its UK debut on October 4, 1968.
Musician Laidlaw – who himself appeared on the bill that same night in his own early group Downtown Faction – …