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Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Sep 2019 | 9 Comments | 1,220 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 39 YEARS GONE/REDDITCH ROCKED/ LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE UNCUT INTERVIEW/ ABBEY ROAD AT 50/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham 39 years gone today…
To mark the 39th anniversary of his passing, I’ve rounded up 39 examples of his percussive perfection. Along with countless fans around the world I will be indulging in many of these remarkable performances as we remember the man who still remains at the heart and soul of Led Zeppelin…
John Bonham 1948 – 1980:
Always loved…Always remembered… Always played…
Play these and remember him this way…

She’s A Mod – The Senators – (1964)
The earliest appearance on record of the young John Bonham on record. There’s plenty of …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Sep 2019 | One Comment | 881 views]
CODA REDDITCH GIG & DRUMMER OF THE YEAR EVENT/ HOSSAM RAMZY & RIC OCASEK RIP/LZ NEWS/REMEMBERING JIMI HENDRIX AND MARC BOLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Coda John Bonham Celebration Redditch gig this Saturday :

Here’s all the info for this Saturday’s Coda gig at the Queens Head Redditch:
Coda had been booked to headline the John Bonham Celebration on Saturday, September 21.
However after that event was cancelled Coda managed to secure a gig at the Queen’s Head pub – close to where the Celebration was due to take place – so their own tribute could go ahead as planned on the same night.
Not only will it be a celebration of the life and works of what many regard …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[4 Sep 2019 | 12 Comments | 1,076 views]
DL AT 63 – ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY/SAVING GRACE IN STRATFORD/LZ NEWS/BLUEBERRY HILL 49 YEARS GONE/VIP VICTORIA FAIR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

DL AT 63: ON THE OCCASION OF MY BIRTHDAY…
63…how did that happen!
63 is the new 23!
As usual when a birthday rolls around, it’s a good time to quantify what I do, what I like and take stock…
So firstly let’s do some timelines:
I was 7 years old when I first saw a live concert (The Dave Clark Five show at the Granada Cinema Bedford)
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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[28 Aug 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,054 views]
KNEBWORTH BOOK RE-PACKAGE DETAILS/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR – IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO/LZ NEWS/TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL – IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Announcing a new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s approaches at Knebworth I am making available a strictly limited edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book
This 40th anniversary limited edition has a glossy newly designed book jacket with exclusives live photos from the Knebworth shows.
Each book includes an additional four page insert. This features a new 3,000 word interview with author Dave Lewis in which …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Aug 2019 | No Comment | 1,415 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY /SAVING GRACE GIG/LZ NEWS/JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 25 YEARS GONE – TBL ARCHIVE PART ONE/ATLAS TBL GATHERING/ WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Robert Plant on the occasion of his 71st birthday:
Robert Plant is 71 years old on Tuesday, 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 push the boundaries of his vocal talent -continuing to delight …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[6 Aug 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,372 views]
TBL LED ZEPPELIN AT KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY TBL ATLAS GATHERING REPORT/KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11 1979 40 YEARS GONE/LZ NEWS/MOJO ZEP ISSUES/CAT CLUB LED ZEPPELIN II/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 Years Gone:
No Sleeping Bag Required…
40th Anniversary TBL Celebration Day Event:
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1RX
From 12.00 Midday to 8.00PM
A Day of Led Zep Celebration – Guest Speaker Forums, Video Playbacks, Led Zep Knebworth Quiz, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979 on film and more.
Full report:
Following on from last September’s hugely enjoyable Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary ‘It’s Been a Long Time’ TBL gathering, we went back to the excellent Atlas pub in Fulham, London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Led …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Jul 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,550 views]
KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4 1979 – 40 YEARS GONE/KNEBWORTH TBL ARCHIVE/ATLAS TBL KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING/ LZ NEWS/THE WORD PODCAST/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin at Knebworth: 40 Years Gone…
The Knebworth stage under construction in the early morning of Thursday August 4 1979. Pic by Dave Lewis from the book Then As It Was – Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 1979.
It’s that time of year again…
The anniversary of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth always resonates that little bit more when it falls on the weekend –as it does this year. Saturday August 4th –just writing that date sends a tingle of excitement because that is the day when it all occurred back in that field …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,345 views]
CHRIS CHARLESWORTH ON TBL 45/ATLAS KNEBWORTH GATHERING/JPJ FOR JAPAN/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST//CLASSIC ROCK/LZ NEWS/COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 40 YEARS GONE/LETZ ZEP/PEOPLES FRONT CLIPS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Chris Charlesworth Just Backdated blog:
Here’s a great piece by Chris Charlesworth on TBL 45…
No rock group protected its rights more fiercely than Led Zeppelin. Manager Peter Grant famously declared war against anything and anyone that might seek to deprive them of income, make money off their backs or hamper their progress in any way, and if this meant something might get broken or someone get hurt then so be it. You made an enemy of the mighty Zep at your peril, at least until Grant retired from the front line. …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[3 Jul 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,454 views]
WORLD EXLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAUL JONES FOR TBL 45/ TBL ATLAS KNEBWORTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT/LZ NEWS/OVER EUROPE 39 YEARS GONE/ROBERET PLANT PICTURES AT ELEVEN/CASSETTE FEEDBACK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
TBL World Exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones for TBL 45:
The forthcoming TBL issue 45 due out August, will feature a world exclusive new interview with John Paul Jones
In an interview I did with him on the phone last week exclusively for TBL, John talked about the Resonance FM 100 Club gig, Tres Coyotes, his projects ahead and his memories of Led Zeppelin at Knebworth 40 years on…
In effect, it’s an exclusive catch up with the world of John Paul Jones in the summer of 2019…and …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Jun 2019 | 7 Comments | 1,701 views]
IN PRAISE OF THE CASSETTE/OVER EUROPE 1980 39 YEARS GONE/ JIMMY AT KERRANG AWARDS/LZ NEWS/I WAS THERE CHRIS C REVIEW/BILLY KULKE BOOK/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Dave Lewis – Celebrating 50 years of music passion 1969 – 2019: Post number 3:
In praise of the cassette…
In his recent excellent book A Fabulous Creation, author David Hepworth notes the rise of the popularity in the cassette format during the late 70s/early 80s. This was inspired by the launching of the Sony Walkman and the fact that many music lovers (this writer very much included) took ownership of their listening habits by taping albums and creating compilations and mix tapes.
The earlier tape format the Eight Track Cartridge never really …