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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,272 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[25 Jan 2017 | 10 Comments | 1,598 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Jan 2017 | One Comment | 1,357 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 …

Featured, TBL News »

[9 Jan 2017 | 5 Comments | 2,272 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Dec 2016 | 10 Comments | 1,444 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Dec 2016 | 9 Comments | 1,384 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[1 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,515 views]
TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW/CODA 34 YEARS GONE/ LZ NEWS/ STAIRWAY TO THE CHASE/1971 RETRO ALBUM CHARTS/DETECTIVE REISSUES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 42 PREVIEW: 
TBL issue 42 – what’s in store…
TBL issue 42 is nearing completion – it’s another packed edition and here is what is in store …
News round up:
Jimmy at Classic Rock Awards/Stairway Court case wrap/JPJ latest/ Detective Reissues
Robert Plant at Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday gig:
On the spot report by Kryz Jantzen
TBL Photo Special: Lost & Found – Led Zeppelin Sound checking at the Subiaco Oval, Perth 1972:
Nick Shaw recounts the story of how he came to shoot some remarkable photos of Led Zeppelin sound checking for their appearance at …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[23 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,459 views]
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/LED ZEP IV 45 YEARS GONE/GOALDIGGERS AND MM AWARDS 37 YEARS GONE/PETER GRANT/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY PHIL!

TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS:
Fed up with receiving the same old tired gifts for Christmas each year? Why not give your loved ones a nudge in the direction of the TBL ordering page and get them to invest on your behalf –let them really know what you want for Christmas or you may well end up with novelty socks and boxers yet again. Alternatively just treat yourself!
Here is a round up of TBL Product on offer this Christmas –all orders will be processed and dispatched as received.
TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA 1:
Led Zeppelin …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[17 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,382 views]
ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE/LED ZEP IV/ NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE/LZ NEWS/JPJ ON STAGE WITH SARA WATKINS/ STAIRWAY MASTERS UK TOUR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

ELECTRIC MAGIC 45 YEARS GONE:
November 21st is always a bit of a special date in my calander year – as it was on this day back in 1971 that I was lucky enough to witness Led Zeppelin live at the Empire Pool Wembley –and as you will read, nothing was ever the same in our house after that. Over the next few days  I’ll be wading through the Empire Strikes Back Tarantura CD box set to recall the night the Wembley Empire Pool was, as the Melody Maker headline ran  ‘Zapped …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Nov 2016 | 5 Comments | 1,591 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV 45 YEARS GONE / LZ NEWS/ MICK RALPHS GET WELL SOON/ROBERT AND LOGAN IN SUNDAY TIMES/LEONARD COHEN RIP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE /HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHAELA AND KAM!

TBL Archive Special:
Led Zeppelin IV – 45 years gone…
November 1971 /Led Zeppelin IV 
45 years ago this month the fourth Led Zeppelin album emerged in a slightly mysterious manner with that enigmatic sleeve. I vividly remember the excitement and anticipation of the album in the music press that month. In fact the November 6 1971 issue of Melody Maker was something of an historic issue because it contained the first UK sighting the four individual symbols that would make up the title of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Each symbol was featured …