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Dave Lewis Diary, Headline, TBL News »

[19 Jul 2017 | 5 Comments | 932 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 | 1,316 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 | 1,435 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 | 1,539 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 – …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[7 Jun 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,066 views]
LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK/TBL ARCHIVE 1- THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE – TBL ARCHIVE 2 STORYTELLERS 2002/JPJ IN CHURCH/ROBERT ON BBC RADIO/ LZ NEWS/SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

LONDON TERRORIST ATTACK:
I watched the first news reports of the terrible terrorist attack in London late on Saturday night and then woke on Sunday to hear the full extent of the horror that unfolded around London Bridge and Borough Market – totally shocking.
Thoughts and a prayers go out to all those affected by yet another senseless attack….
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TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL 1 – THE LED ZEPPELIN 2003 DVD RELEASE –  14 YEARS GONE:
It’s now some  14 years ago that Jimmy Page unlocked the Led Zeppelin film archive to present the five hour double DVD set simply …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[31 May 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,575 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/ICONS OF THE HALL EVENT – BATH FESTIVAL 1970 FOOTAGE DISCUSSION – JULIE FELIX LIVE /LZ NEWS/GREGG ALLMAN RIP/ SGT PEPPER AT 50/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham – on the occasion of his birthday…
Today Wednesday May 31 marks the 69th birthday of John Bonham.
Over the past  couple of year the Led Zeppelin Reissue programme has only gone to heighten John’s s percussive contribution and lasting legacy – as Jimmy remarked ”Listening to John Bonham, well that always makes me simile…”
Looking ahead, there will be the permanent marking of his legacy when the John Bonham Memorial Fund led statue project comes to fruition – this will see a statue of John Bonham erected in his home …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,277 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 2,035 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 1,441 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[12 Apr 2017 | One Comment | 1,876 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 …