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[21 Sep 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,399 views]
REMEMBERING JOHN BONHAM 37 YEARS GONE…/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT FOR 2018 BYRON BAY BLUES FESTIVAL/CARRY FIRE UNCUT REVIEW/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Remembering John Bonham 37 years gone… 
On the week of the 37th anniversary of John Bonham’s passing, there is some exciting news to report on plans for the long awaited permanent memorial in his home town of Redditch.
This story via the Redditch Advertiser:
REDDITCH rock legend John Bonham could finally be honoured with a statute in the town centre, the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.
Plans have been put forward for a large bronze memorial depicting the Led Zeppelin drummer in Mercian Square, off Church Green.
Ros Sidaway, from The John Bonham Memorial Fund (JBMF), said the …

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[29 Aug 2017 | 4 Comments | 1,310 views]
YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE/ TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE PART 2/LZ NEWS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Yardbirds ’68 Forthcoming Release Details:
The official Jimmy Page website has now officially announced the forthcoming release of Yardbirds ’68.
Available now for the very first time, Yardbirds ’68 presents an 18-track double album produced by legendary guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
This special album features re-mixed live recordings from the Anderson Theater in March 1968 alongside Studio Sketches recorded in the same era and the album features music from The Yardbirds members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jimmy Page and Keith Relf.
“We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed …

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[24 Aug 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,521 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – PAGE & PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 23 YEARS GONE /YARDBIRDS ’68 RELEASE ANNOUNCED/LZ NEWS/02 REUNION TEN YEARS GONE TBL LONDON MEET PLAN/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – MTV Unledded – 23 years gone….TBL Archive Special:
23 years ago this week, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for two performances filmed by MTV at the London TV Studios for their Unplugged series. Appropriately dubbed Unledded, this saw the pair roll back the years with an inspiring re-evaluation of the Led Zeppelin catalogue.  I was lucky enough to attend both days filming – indeed I was involved in supplying the TBL database for the ballot of ticket distribution. Looking back It was an incredibly …

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[19 Jul 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,569 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 …

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[28 Jun 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,509 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 …

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[7 Jun 2017 | 8 Comments | 2,125 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 …

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[31 May 2017 | 8 Comments | 1,641 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 …

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[10 May 2017 | 2 Comments | 1,302 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 …

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[12 Apr 2017 | One Comment | 1,910 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 …

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[6 Apr 2017 | 6 Comments | 1,950 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES BACK ON STAGE/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS UK TOUR/LZ NEWS/BBC IN CONCERT 46 YEARS GONE/PRESENCE AT 41/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Paul Jones back on stage:
Tres Coyotes the new band formed by John Paul Jones with Anssi Karttunen and Magnus Lindberg made their live debut in Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday April 5.
Long time TBL contributors Tiina Puska and Minna Luostarinen were in attendance – here’s their first impressions:
”What can we say about the Tres Coyotes; challenging, powerful, enjoyable. JPJ was relaxed and clearly enjoying himself. He played five string bass and mandolin and grand piano. Modern contemporary classical improvisation. It was fantastic”
Photo by Juha Palotie – many thanks to them for that on …