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[30 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 2,661 views]
Knebworth Count Down / Not Ten Years Gone

As I write, the Knebworth countdown is on – with 6 days to go to the actual 30th anniversary of the first show, and 10 days to go before the return to Knebworth Celebration Day Event. The Knebworth book is currently at the printers and may well arrive next Tuesday which would be quite fitting.
Graeme and I are travelling over to Old Knebworth tomorrow to check last details at the Lytton Arms.
Trawling through my diary of 30 years ago, my Knebworth countdown back then included the purchasing of a …

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[22 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 2,999 views]
Planet Nicky / Knebworth (what else?) / The Moon

‘’For the next three hours your mother wouldn’t like it’’
Those words, uttered from the Earls Court stage a few feet away from me, around about 8 o clock on May 24th 1975 by an unassuming guy with a beard are ingrained on my brain – a similar announcement on the evening of August 11th 1979 made by the same person is equally as memorable. So it was very heart warming to be face to face last Sunday night with Nicky Horne the man responsible for that statement.
The occasion was the …

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[22 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 5,004 views]
Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 30 Years Gone

Tight But Loose Publishing presents
Then As It Was
Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979
30 Years Gone
Compiled by Dave Lewis


Then as it was…
This time there’s no sleeping bags required…
“Mum…” I recall testing the water to see if she was asleep or not that night. “Can I go to see Zeppelin in August pleeeese?”
Negotiations had begun. Living in the backwater of Goole meant that I’d had a pretty sheltered existence and going to gigs hundreds of miles away was by parental permission only. Over the ensuing week Mother undertook a deal of …

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[11 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 3,636 views]
Knebworth Countdown / Rainbow / Who

Thirty years ago just about now, I commenced a Knebworth countdown religiously ticking off the days before the big date. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.
History is somewhat repeating itself as I shape up for another busy August all these years later.
The Knebworth book is nigh on a wrap in terms of design. Martyn and I are just liaising over the final revisions. The last few days have been pretty intensive trying to tie it all up – a big thanks in the direction of Lorraine Robertson and …

Dave Lewis Diary, TBL News »

[11 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 5,138 views]
Boot Led Zeppelin tribute band join 30th Anniversary Knebworth Celebration Day

The forthcoming one day Knebworth Then As It Was Celebration Day at the Lytton Arms is shaping up to be a memorable event. Tribute band Boot Led Zeppelin will be performing a special Knebworth acoustic set in the late afternoon.
The event to be staged on Saturday August 8th 2009 at The Lytton Arms Park Lane, Old Knebworth SG3 6QB) will also be the first opportunity to by the new Dave Lewis compiled book Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 – 30 years Gone.
*Each book is …

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[1 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 4,301 views]
Jacko / Glasto / Tennis

I hadn’t slept too well on Thursday even though I went to bed early. I got up around 6am. Gary Foy had sent me an email at 12.04 am. I clicked on and read it – not good news at all as he was informing me that he was also being made redundant in a few weeks from his transport logistics job. He knew it was coming and here’s hoping he can sort something else soon. Tucked within Gary’s email were the following comments:
‘’Just seen news that Jacko may …

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[23 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 3,384 views]
It Might Be Brilliant / More Spot / More Kneb / Get well Gerard

The clips and media coverage of the ‘It Might Get Loud’ film blazed out a simple message in my view.
Jimmy Page has still got it. In spades.
He looked well at ease at the press conference and ever articulate. Even on the few short clips released, this film is sure to be essential viewing. The jam on In My Time Of Dying with Jimmy playing the Gibson Custom looks amazing. Amongst his peers The Edge and Jack White, Jimmy is every bit the regal statesmen of the guitar. With new …

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[11 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 4,703 views]
Knebworth (what else?) / Spotify / Lost LP Gems

Another intensive week spent pouring over matters of the Knebworth variety. This thing seems to have taken on a life of its own.
An exhaustive Knebworth bootleg appendix from Graeme H, a detailed discography on the In Through the Out Door releases by Nick Anderson , some last minute memorabilia stuff from Brian Knapp, all this has taken the word count of the book up to near 80,000. Not bad for an idea that came to me cycling back from town less than six weeks ago! I was also …

Dave Lewis Diary, TBL News »

[2 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 6,424 views]
On August 8th all roads lead back to Knebworth…

Tight But Loose / Voiceprint present
Then As It Was
A 30th anniversary Knebworth Celebration Day and official launch of the new book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 30 Years Gone
On Saturday August 8 2009 at The Lytton Arms
Park Lane, Old Knebworth SG3 6QB (www.lyttonarms.co.uk)
Join us to mark the momentous 30th anniversary of the last UK Led Zeppelin gigs in the very area the historic events unfolded on August 4th and 11th 1979
Main events kick off at 3pm and run through to 11pm
Dave Lewis will be signing …

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[30 May 2009 | No Comment | 2,661 views]
New Email / Unsteady / Escala

Don’t’ quite know what brought it on –maybe sitting through the dreadful Champions League Final (sorry Max!), but next day woke up with the nasty inner ear viral infection causing vertigo and nausea that laid me low back in 2006. Spent the day in bed and even had the Doc out who gave me an injection. (Did I not like that!). Those here know of my complete fear of needles and the like – when it comes to such things I’m the biggest wimp going – a fact confirmed by …