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[24 Sep 2020 | 4 Comments | 2,288 views]
JOHN BONHAM 40 YEARS GONE/JOHN BONHAM A COMMEMORATION 2020 UPDATE/ROBERT PLANT DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/CLASSIC ROCK ZEP IV PODCAST/JIMMY PAGE ON PAUL SMITH/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham 40 Years Gone today…
To mark the 40th anniversary of the passing of John Bonham here’s some personal recollections from myself and long time TBL contributor Gary Davies…
The Optimism, The irony and the Agony
Dave Lewis reflects on the personal impact and aftermath of the events of Thursday September 25th 1980
I was just turned 24 years old and so far 1980 had been a rollercoaster year for me for many reasons.
Back in the early autumn it’s fair to say Tight But Loose, the Led Zeppelin magazine I had established in …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Sep 2020 | 4 Comments | 933 views]
THE FIRST GIG – IT WAS 52 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/ TBL ARCHIVE -WEMBLEY 85 AND 02 ANNOUNCEMENT/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special 1: September 7, 1968 – the on stage debut 52 years gone:
52 years ago on September 7th 1968, the line soon to be known as Led Zeppelin performed their very first concert in Gladsaxe Denmark. – the first of two appearances that day… 

REMEMBERING 52 YEARS GONE….
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 1968
GLADSAXE, DENMARK
TEEN CLUB BOX 45
DATE:                         September 7, 1968 (1st show)
VENUE:                     Teen Club, Egegård Skole
LOCATION:              Gladsaxe, Denmark
Billed as: “Yardbirds”
Support Acts: Fourways; Bodies
With The New Yardbirds line-up complete, there was an outstanding engagement to fulfil that was left over …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Sep 2020 | 18 Comments | 1,326 views]
NOW I’M 64 …ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/ ROBERT PLANT/SCARLET/LZ NEWS / JOHN BONHAM EVENT LATEST/LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL NOW I’M 64 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…

I’ve been listening to The Beatles’ When I’m Sixty Four since I was around 11 years old.
Rrecorded for the Sgt Pepper album, its repeated phrase of ‘’Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four” is a quirky lament to old age and I never gave it a second thought that one day I would reach such an age.
Well that day has come…for today Saturday, September 5 I reach the grand age of 64…  
So as …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[19 Aug 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,648 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/LZ NEWS/BOB HARRIS 50 YEARS OF BROADCASTING/PAGE & PLANT UNLEDDED 26 YEARS GONE/WHO ARE YOU/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 72nd Birthday:
Robert Plant is 72 years old on Thursday, August 20…
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront of the music world for over five decades…
During the past 12 months he has continued to delight with his Digging Deep podcast – providing an opportunity …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2020 | 5 Comments | 2,645 views]
JIMMY PAGE THE ANTHOLOGY REVIEWED/ LZ NEWS/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 – IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1971/TBL MARKET PLACE/SCARLET VIDEO/BOB DYLAN BOOK/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on Jimmy Page The Anthology…

Genesis Publications (Limited Edition sold out  – standard edition to be published October 13 in UK October 19 US)
This is Jimmy’s second book for Genesis following the publication of Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page back in 2010 – all of ten years gone. Jimmy described that previous volume as ”A  visual documentary to reflect my contribution to music.”
In his introduction to this new volume Jimmy states’’ As a result of archiving, this book is a continuation of the story mapped out in my first …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,580 views]
SCARLET PREMIERE/ COPENHAGEN WARM UPS IT WAS 41 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE IN THE 90S/TBL MARKET PLACE/ PEOPLES FRONT OF ZEPPELIN/Q MAGAZINE/ PAGE & PLANT 1995/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

The Rolling Stones with Jimmy Page – Scarlet premiere on Zoe Ball BBC Radio 2 show: 
On Wednesday July 22, Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show became the first radio station to air the previously unreleased Roiling Stones track Scarlet featuring Jimmy Page.
Zoe had phone conversations with Mick and Jimmy
Mick relayed that he had forgotten the details of the session and had contacted Jimmy to fill him in on it all.
Jimmy stated that it had emerged from a session at Ronnie Wood’s house. Asked what he had been doingin the Lockdown Jimmy …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Jul 2020 | One Comment | 1,237 views]
PAGE AND PLANT IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO /LZ NEWS/BBC 4/DETROIT 1973 FOOTAGE/JACK CHARLTON,ERIK & JUDY DYBLE RIP/FAS MAG/AFFINITY WITH JPJ/ON THE PLAYER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

TBL Archive: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: 1995 UK Tour:
Leading on from last week’s Page & Plant retro focus – here is Part Two of  the piece that originally ran in TBL 11: It focuses on an imaginary 4 CD compilation of the tour: CD 2 rounds up the 1995 Europe and UK leg. 
 
It was a glorious period as long time fans and those too young to have seen Zep in their prime revelled in what was all in name the Zeppelin reunion we had all hoped for. By the tour’s end …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[10 Jul 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,749 views]
LIVE AID IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO/ROBERT DONATES TO NHS KIDDERMINSTER/LZ NEWS/PAGE & PLANT IT WAS 25 YEARS AGO/BADGEHOLDERS BLUES/EVOLUTION DEVICE BOOK/PAGE -STONES SCARLET SET FOR RELEASE/STONES HYDE PARK/ON THE PLAYER/PAUL WELLER/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 35 years ago on Monday …

Led Zeppelin at Live Aid – July 13, 1985:
Live Aid  – 35 Years Gone:
For all its ragged missed cues, hoarse vocals and cod drumming, I have great affinity for the ramshackle Zep Live Aid appearance. There’s little doubt that those 15 minutes on stage had a massive impact. Suddenly Led Zeppelin’s name was back in the frame and it was safe to own up to being a fan again.
Before all that, incredible as it sounds now, that early 80’s period had rendered them …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[2 Jul 2020 | 4 Comments | 1,330 views]
OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/KNEBWORTH 90 -IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO/ROBERT PLANT GLASTONBURY 2014/TBL MARKET PLACE/MORE ON THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/LET THE MUSIC PLAY/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

It was 40 years ago – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: 
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first dates of the final Led Zeppelin tour – a low key 14 date trek taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland. I was lucky enough to attend five of those gigs. This is all chronicled in my Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book
 
 
Here’s is a further extract – my on the road account written at the time and first featured in TBL issue 5…

TBL Retro Archive: …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,998 views]
A MEMORY FROZEN FOREVER -BERLIN 1980 3 LP REVIEWED/ LED ZEPPELIN OVER EUROPE 1980 – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/ /LZ NEWS/BATH 1970/PEOPLES FRONT OF LZ LATEST/BOOK REVIEWS/THE NEW BOB DYLAN ALBUM/ON THE PLAYER/DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

I took receipt of this new 3 LP release of the Berlin July 7 1980 performance on Thursday so… 
My thoughts on…
Led Zeppelin
A Memory Frozen Forever
Casino Records Limited Edition 3 LP 180 gr gold vinyl 350 only.
This is the latest in the Casino Records series of Led Zeppelin vinyl presentations. Previous releases have included This follows their excellent Berkeley Days Second Night package in a limited run of 400, I Told You Baby Long Time Ago – Scandinavia March 1969 limited edition of 450 on clear splatter vinyl and The Night …