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[5 Mar 2011 | 12 Comments | 5,350 views]
TBL CELEBRATES STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 40 – PART TWO: THE TBL STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN GREATEST LIVE VERSION POLL RESULTS – AND THE WINNER IS…

40 years ago this evening, Jimmy Page strapped on a newly acquired Gibson double neck guitar and played the first chords of a new lengthy composition in front of an audience for the first time.
The occasion was Led Zeppelin’s opening date on their UK tour at the Ulster Hall Belfast. The historic photo below captures the moment…

The song was Stairway To Heaven
The rest is history….
As TBL contributor Rikky Rooksby observes in the introduction to a major feature on Stairway To Heaven to be published in the next Tight But Loose …

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[4 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,304 views]
TBL CELEBRATES STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 40: PART ONE – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – HOW BELFAST RE-UNITED UNDER TRIBUTE BAND SIMPLY LED TEN YEARS AGO PLUS THE WAY IT WAS IN 1971…

40 years ago tomorrow, Jimmy Page strapped on a newly acquired Gibson double neck guitar and played the first chords of a new lengthy composition in front of an audience for the first time.
The occasion was Led Zeppelin’s opening date on their UK tour at the Ulster Hall Belfast.
The song was Stairway To Heaven
Today we begin a two day celebration of this special anniversary of a special song.
This TBL Archive feature looks back to the events that took place on the 30th anniversary of that first airing of Stairway To …

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[25 Feb 2011 | 8 Comments | 6,156 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: OVER EUROPE 1980/TBL GOES TWITTER/BRITS/NME/STAIRWAY/FOOTBALL/THE CAVERN/ BOBBY DARIN

Led Zeppelin performing Achilles Last Stand -Mannheim, July 3rd 1980. Photo by Tom Locke. Taken from the forthcoming book Feather In The Wind – Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980.
Another couple of intensive weeks spent in the year 1980 and on tour with Led Zeppelin.
No bad place to be of course but that’s how it’s been here recently as I wade on with the Over Europe book. Progress is good and there has been a lot to cram in. Recent highlights have been an interview with an important player in the …

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[23 Feb 2011 | 5 Comments | 8,104 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 40 – VOTE FOR THE GREATEST LIVE VERSION IN THE TBL ANNIVERSARY POLL  AND VIEW STAIRWAY YOU TUBE MOMENTS

Many thanks for the great response to the TBL Stairway To Heaven 40th Anniversary Poll. Ahead of the March 5th anniversary, there is still time to cast your vote for the all time greatest live versions of the song.
All you need to do is list in order of preference  up to five  favourite LIVE versions of Stairway To Heaven.
The criteria is as follows: Any live version by Led Zeppelin is eligible plus post Zep versions ie Arms or Outrider tour, Live Aid, Page & Plant Japan TV, O2 reunion.
From these …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 26 Comments | 6,119 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 40 -VOTE FOR THE GREATEST VERSION IN THE TBL 40TH ANNIVERSARY POLL

Vote for the greatest live version of their greatest song
Nearly 40 years ago on the evening of March 5th 1971 at the Ulster Hall Belfast, Led Zeppelin  performed for the first time in public, a new lengthy 12 minute composition due to be released on their next album. It began in tranquil mood and then developed into a soaring climax. It told the tale of a lady who was sure, about a bustle in a hedgerow and advised that if you listened very hard the tune would come to you …

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[26 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 4,194 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: WHEN AN OLD CRICKETER LEFT THE CREASE…

 

We buried our beloved Ken on a glorious sunny St. George’s Day – the sort of beautiful spring day he would have loved.
Our precious family and friends packed the Shefford church to hear the service, a celebration of Ken’s life conducted by the Minster Dave Haseldine with such dignity and grace. They heard our children, well not children anymore as they gained in stature with every word they spoke as they paid tribute to their Grandad.  Sam told of a wonderful kind loving man never fazed by his age, her heartwarming admiration of …

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[22 Apr 2010 | 9 Comments | 3,639 views]
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN VOTED FAVE TRACK OF ALL TIME!

Stairway To Heaven has been voted Britain’s favourite rock song by listeners of the digital radio station Absolute Classic Rock.  The classic track from Led Zeppelins fourth album beat the likes of The Who, Queen and The Beatles – whose tracks were all included in the top ten. One fan of the band who voted in the poll said, “I love The Beatles but their songs are so short and happy. For the best song of all time you want something epic, and Led Zeppelin capture it all — grand …

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[15 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 7,033 views]
TBL NEWS ROUND UP: VULTURES KICK OFF US TOUR AND LINE UP WORLD RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE, PAGE KEEPS BAD COMPANY, PLUS MARY J SAMPLES

Them Crooked Vultures kicked off their US tour last night with an appearance at Los Angeles Club Nokia, as soon as we get a review we will post it up in the Tour Watch Section. On Monday and Tuesday night the Vultures appeared on the highly rated Jimmy Kimmel show in the US performing Mind Eraser, No Chaser and Gunman on Monday and New Fang and Dead End Friends on Tuesday.

The Vultures have also added two more dates in Canada, those being Quebec City, Pavillion De La Jeunesse (May 11) …