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[22 Jan 2020 | 11 Comments | 1,086 views]
TBL ARCHIVE JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/ROBERT PLANT LEICESTER 88/ LZ NEWS/JOHN BONHAM DRUMSTICKS/DEBORAH BONHAM AT THE STABLES MK/VICTORIA RECORD FAIR/ TRANSMISSIONS 1969/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: 
TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshot: Number Two
Snapshot Notes:
MONDAY JANUARY 20th, 1975
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
CHICAGO STADIUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/In My Time Of Dying/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/How Many More Times/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Robert ‘s flue is now in full effect and Jimmy is struggling with an injured finger. How Many More Times’ was recalled to the set to allow space for guitar improvisation. As Page told Chris Charlesworth …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[16 Jan 2020 | 5 Comments | 1,218 views]
TBL ARCHIVE JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT/ TBL 45/ LZ NEWS /MICK BONHAM REMEMBERED/NEIL PEART RIP/CODA IN MK /VINYL BLOG/ BEDFORD RECORD 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Archive Special: A look back to the second date of the Led Zeppelin 1975 touring campaign:

TBL LED ZEPPELIN JANUARY 1975 SNAPSHOT…

DATE: SUNDAY JANUARY 12 1975
VENUE: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
VORST NATIONAAL
Setlist: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/When The Levee Breaks/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/The Wanton Song/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/In My Time Of Dying/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Black Dog/Communication Breakdown.
Snapshot Notes: The second warm up date for their forthcoming US tour – the previous night they had played Rotterdam. Before the show Robert conducted an interview …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[9 Jan 2020 | 6 Comments | 1,197 views]
JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR BIRTHDAYS/LZ NEWS/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD COLE/DAVID BOWIE FOUR YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Jimmy Page on the occasion of his birthday….
Jimmy Page is 76 today  – January 9th 2020
In a career that has spanned over seven decades, he has more than made his mark when it comes to the art of rock guitar playing.
From monolithic riffing to bombastic solos. From simple acoustic beauty to vast guitar instrumental orchestration. Jazz, classical and Eastern influences, blues, 50s rock’n’roll and psychedelic – he has turned his hand to all these varying styles over the years.  Always inventive and with a brilliant ear for production values, Jimmy …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Dec 2019 | 10 Comments | 1,566 views]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/ LEMMY FOUR YEARS GONE / TBL 2019 SUMMARY/DL BEST OF THE YEAR LISTINGS /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
So that was the year that was….2019…
On the Zep related front, Jimmy’s display of guitars and amps at the Play It Loud Instruments Of Rock’n Roll Exhibition in New York  was very well received by all that viewed. Robert Plant alternated between projects providing many UK fans an up close and personal experience with Saving Grace. His Digging Deep podcast has been an enlightening listen. John Paul Jones wowed the 100 Club audience in London in early March with a stunning collaboration with Thurston Moore and Steve Noble. JPJ …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[24 Dec 2019 | 5 Comments | 1,666 views]
SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET/ SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY CHRISTMAS 1972 AND MORE TBL CHRISTMAS NOSTALGIA//LZ NEWS/ A TBL CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM 1979/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

SINCERE THANKS FROM DAVE AND JANET:
”In the light you will find the road…”
Janet and I have been absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by the many Facebook messages and offers of help and support in the light of a couple of very tough weeks that saw Janet break her leg and myself facing up to some long standing mental health issues.
We would like to sincerely thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the kindness and support we have received. This has provided so much inspiration and strength for …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[18 Dec 2019 | 33 Comments | 1,930 views]
MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS/JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II EVENT DETAILS/TBL ARCHIVE – GOLDEN LION REUNION 1981 38 YEARS GONE /LZ NEWS

MESSAGE FROM DAVE LEWIS:
I have to say things have not been so good here recently.
On the night of Sunday December 8, unfortunately Janet had a fall which resulting in her breaking her leg – specifically the femur bone in her hip. Janet had an operation last Tuesday for it to be pinned and began the long road to recovery
Firstly I am very happy to say that Janet is now thankfully back home from hospital.
However, I have been feeling in an anxious and often depressed state recently and witnessing Janet’s accident …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[26 Nov 2019 | 3 Comments | 1,165 views]
MICHAEL PUTLAND 1947- 2019 /PLANET ROCK CONCERT/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS/LZ NEWS/PETER GRANT 24 YEARS GONE/TBL ARCHIVE GOALDIGGERS FIVE A SIDE – MM POLL AWARDS 40 YEARS GONE/ GENE CLARK/VIP VICTORIA RECORD FAIR /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Michael Putland 1947 – 2019:
I was very sad to hear the passing of another iconic rock photographer Michael Putland aged 72. During the 1970s, his work was a staple feature in the UK music press. When I was editing the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court 1975 book for Rufus Stone I had access to his amazing Led Zep Earls Court photos many of which were featured in the book – including the cover shot .
I was lucky enough to meet him at the Led Zeppelin From The …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[12 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,479 views]
ROBERT PLANT CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/DIGGING DEEP PODCAST/JPJ ON STAGE/LZ NEWS/TBL CHRISTMAS OFFERS /THE NIGHT STALKER REVIEWED/TBL ARCHIVE LED ZEPPELIN IV 48 YEARS GONE/A CELEBRATION BOOK /DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

My thoughts on the new Robert Plant Interview in this month’s Classic Rock:
A very good interview with Robert Plant by Rob Hughes in the new issue of Classic Rock – though I was surprised there was no direct mention of his Saving Grace project. There’s a heart-warming story of how John Bonham got him back in to the fold for ‘’one morel flurry ‘’with Zep, a good overview of his early solo career with rightful credit to Phil Collins, tales of performing on Top of The Pops, plenty of accolades …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[5 Nov 2019 | 4 Comments | 1,332 views]
FRONT ROW DAVE RIP/LZ NEWS/ NEW LZ COLLECTORS WEBSITE/TBL ARCHIVE – THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME PREMIERE &WEMBLEY 1978/ROCK CANDY BOOK LIST/LETZ ZEP LIVE ALBUM/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

David ”Front Row Dave” Beesmer RIP:
Like so many of us, I was very sad to hear the news of the sudden passing of David ”Front Row Dave”Beesmer aged 54.
Dave was well known in the Zep fan community as ‘’Front Row Dave’’, so called for his knack of always being there or thereabouts at concerts – notably the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the 02 in 2007. Dave was interviewed on BBC Breakfast the day after the show. I was lucky enough to meet him before the Celebration Days London premiere …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[30 Oct 2019 | 2 Comments | 1,009 views]
LED ZEPPELIN II CAT CLUB EVENT/ JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II/LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT PODCAST/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME AT 43/MUSIC RETAIL JOURNEY 45 YEARS GONE/ PRIORY OF BRION ASHBY 20 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin CAT Club 50th anniversary Led Zeppelin II event at the Tap & Barrel Pontefract:
Last Tuesday I travelled up to Ponterfract to present the Led Zeppelin II 50th anniversary celebration at the CAT Club at the excellent Tap & Barrel pub.
On the night it was a great turn out and what I can say – listening to Led Zeppelin II on record uninterrupted in like-minded company was like hearing it for the first time all over again. Side One – from the cough and riff entry of Whole Lotta Love …