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BAD COMPANY PLAYBACK PREVIEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SSS US TOUR DATES/TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/ GOLDRUSH AND FOOTBALL 45 YEARS GONE/ANDY FRASER 1952 – 2015/DL DIARY UPDATE

20 March 2015 7,148 views One Comment

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Bad Company Playback Gibson Brands Studio:

On Wednesday night I attended the excellent Bad Company Playback at Gibson Brands Studios in London. This featured Mick Ralphs in conversation with Classic Rock Team Rock radio DJ Nicky Horne and previews of five alternate takes of Can’t Get Enough, The Way I Choose, Bad Company, Feel Like Makin’ Love and Shooting Star – all soon to be part of the re issued first two Bad Company albums Bad Co and Straight Shooter  due out early April .

This was a small affair at Gibson Brands Studios with about 50 in attendance – mostly competition winners. Nicky Horne conducted an excellent Q and A with Mick Ralphs (pic below by David Cunningham) and played through the five previews – Mick revealed this was the first time he had heard these alternate versions and it was great to witness his first hand enthusiastic reaction as the track were aired. There was plenty of Swan Song/Zep/Headley Grange talk with Mick relaying a revealing tale of how Peter Grant had promised to come and see them rehearse at a village hall with a view to managing them. As he had not showed up after a couple of hours they all thought he had let them down – alas when they went out into the car park they found Peter in his car –he had been there all along but did not want to make them nervous by coming in –he’d heard enough outside to know they were going to be huge. Mick was very amiable throughout and talked of his great pride for the band and what it achieved.

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Here’s my thoughts on the five previews of unreleased material:

Can’t Get Enough take one: Begins with some off mic chat then they swing in to a wonderfully loose take no overdubs and a real purity in the playing.

The Way I Choose version one: Again loose and informal – Mick mouthed ‘’Otis’’ to Nicky Horne as this was playing – a nod to the influence on this soulful performance.

Bad Company studio reel 2 version: As Nicky Horne observed to Mick, this demonstrates the telepathic bond between Paul, Mick, Boz and Simon

Feel Like Makin’ Love harmonica version: Another pleasingly loose run through with Paul on harmonica during the solo and some vocal ad-libs towards a full ending rather than the familiar fade of the original.

Shooting Star – alternate take:  Very upfront vocal from Paul – simple and raw band performance with no overdubs –some effective alternate guitar licks from Mick and vocal adlibs from Paul leading to a full ending. Utterly superb!

Summary: As with the Zep reissues, listening to these great alternate versions offers a whole new perspective on these songs we have loved. So get ready to love the albums Bad Co and Straight Shooter all over again…

DL

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters North American Tour dates:

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Robert has announced US tour dates as follows:

Kicking off Sunday, May 24, at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, Robert and the Sensational Space Shifters are playing a string of North American summer dates. This includes his return to Bonnaroo the weekend of June 12, and finishing off the run in Philadelphia at The Mann Center. The complete itinerary is below.

Tickets will go on sale Friday 20 March at 10am ET via robertplant.com. Each ticket to the non-festival shows will include a CD of the band’s latest album, lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. The Pixies will be opening five of these shows; JD McPherson four of them.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA performances from Wednesday, March 18 at 10am PT through Thursday, March 19 at 10pm PT. For more information, please visit citiprivatepass.com.

The tour is in support of Robert Plant’s lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, which was named one of the top 50 albums of the year by NPR, which said, “At 66, the singer is still a majestic rock presence, at peace with the legacy of his hard-rock-defining band Led Zeppelin, while remaining relentlessly creative in his solo work. But on his 10th solo album, Plant does pause by those waters to consider the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual currents that have shaped his illustrious life. He finds himself, characteristically, not saddened but renewed… Not one of these songs sounds precisely like its source; that’s the genius of this album. It lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.”

Robert described lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar as, “a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep.” He continued, “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…”

Full North American tour dates:

MAY
24 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
25 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot #
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl #
30 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
31 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl #

JUNE
2 – Los, Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre #
5 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam Festival
7 – Toronto, ONT – Molson Amphitheatre %
9 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Music Festival %
10 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island %
12 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheatre
12 – 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
15 – Raleigh, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheater %
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center %

# JD McPherson support
% Pixies support

The recent Robert/SSS performances in Mexico and Chile are on YouTube. Got to say they are on superb form with Robert’s vocals outstanding. he is still the man…

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HiFi Lounge/TBL Classic Rock Saturday – Dunton, Bedfordshire – March 21, 2015:

This Saturday we are are teaming up with The Hi Fi Lounge dealership to stage a special HiFi Lounge/TBL Classic Rock Saturday.

The HiFi Lounge is a highly reputable hi- fi dealership situated in an out of town spot in Bedfordshire. It’s situated in a converted granary building in the village of Dunton –just off the A1M –appropriately enough the road to Knebworth and with good links to London and the north.

This time we are extending the playlist during the day to take in other classic rock acts and bands such as Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Yes, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, etc etc..

I will be in attendance with the TBL crew and there will also be a variety of TBL products on offer including TBL magazines, books and T-shirts. We will also be staging a fun /Classic Rock quiz.

I also plan to have some exclusive previews of the forthcoming Five Glorious Nights – Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 book on display.

There will also be ample opportunity to view the HiFi Lounge extensive selection of high quality hi fi with main man Paul Clark.

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This is of course also a great opportunity to hear the Led Zep reissues and many other blasts of classic rock on vinyl on top quality kit  All this plus records for sale!

The Cherished Music Store will be bringing along a collection of used vinyl and CD’s for sale on the day.
Barry from Grade1 Records – the Cherished Music Store will also be on hand to clean any records that you’d like to get the best from, either give your old favourites a new lease of life or even if you have got any brand new pressings they really do benefit from a clean as it will remove the releasing agent used when pressing the album, this really does greatly improve dynamics and is well recommended.

This has all the makings of a great day out for Zep/Classic Rock and vinyl/hi- fi enthusiasts alike.

The event from 10.00am to around 6pm. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available and there is a nearby pub for further refreshments and meals.

Here’s the planed timetable:

HIFI LOUNGE/CLASSIC ROCK CLASSIC ROCK SATURDAY  TIMETABLE:

Here is something of a timetable for the day –  timings subject to change.

10 am to 12 noon:

Welcome/Introduction:

Audio and DVD Playback: Let’s rock the morning with Led Zep/The Who/Rolling Stones/David Bowie/Bad Company/Jimi Hendrix/Cream/Sabbath/Purple and more.

12 to 1pm:

Audio and DVD Playback:  The American Factor – Bruce Springsteen/The Eagles/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Crosby Stills & Nash and more.

1pm to 2pm:

Audio and DVD Playback: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti .The new reissue  -here it like never before…

2pm to 3pm:

Classic Rock Quiz: Your Classic Rock knowledge tested!

3pm to 4pm

Audio and DVD Playback : The afternoon prog rock and chill out zone – Pink Floyd/Yes/ ELP/JethroTull and more

4pm to 6pm:

Audio and DVD Playback: Your requests

If you are planning on attending, to get an idea of numbers, it would be a great help if you could let me know via email at davelewis.tbl1@ntlworld.com

We look forward to seeing all that can make it along.
Dave Lewis

Check out the Hi Fi Lounge website at:
http://www.hifilounge.co.uk/

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TBL Led Zep 1975 Snapshots:
Prelude to Earls Court:
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This week of 40 years ago saw Led Zeppelin on a real high – and thankfully these performances in Seattle and Vancouver have been captured on tape across countless bootlegs…

These are amongst my favourite Zep performances and listening to them this week has been an absolute joy. This was the prelude to Earls Court and they were just on firing on all cylinders……

Just to backtrack to a memorable snapshot from the Long Beach gig:

Date: MARCH 12 1975

Venue: CIVIC ARENA LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

Performance: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (false start)/THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

Bootleg Reference: TRAMPLED UNDER JIMMY’S FOOT (SILVER RARITIES)

Just to illustrate that not all went according to plan every night…. on this cooking performance in Long Beach their sheer enthusiasm got the better of them as they opened The Song Remains The Same….. only to bring it to a close some one minute in.

”Just a minute that’s it ….see you again Long Beach! Yes it happened for the first time in six and a half years…does anybody remember laugher?…. the first time we came here ..er we never seem to  get

things together in Los Angeles.

Ok as I was saying. Nevertheless The Song Remains …..nevertheless, ad infinitum to the power of three re occuring..The Same!’’

They did not get it wrong a second time.

What happened next was simply the business. A speed ride through the opening track of Houses and  as Plant might put it a reoccurring anthem. It sounded great here ,it sounded great in Earls Court and it still sounded great 20 years later when Page and Plant deployed it so effectively on their 95/96 world tour. This is a Zeppelin anthem that gets less acclaim than the Whole Lotta Love, Stairway and Kashmir -but on stage it always burnt and smouldered its way into the set. Pull it out and try it for yourselves on any night…the effect as those Houses ads read is still shattering.

MONDAY MARCH 17 1975

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.

Background details: A  superb performance with the band totally on top of their game.

Hugh Jones, editor of Proximity, recalls: “The start of the show was extremely aggressive, and it was evident almost immediately that they were ‘on’. Nothing sluggish about this performance. Robert’s voice sounded surprisingly low, but he was singing well, and the whole band sounded very tight’’.

Snapshot Listen: How it sounded today.

Another prime 1975 performance – playful, inspiring and unpredictable. No Quarter with John Bonham pushing Jimmy to the limit, riffs of Fleetwood Mac’s Green Manalishi in a marathion Dazed And Confused (38 minutes and counting!) – Robert zipping in James Brown’s Lickin Stick during Whole Lotta Love.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 1975

VANCOUVER, CANADA

PACIFIC COLISEUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge – Black Dog.

Background details; “Ladies and gentlemen… the Canadian return of Led Zeppelin” booms from the speakers as the band take to the stage, firing on all cylinders. “And how is Vancouver. Is it full of beans?” asks Plant. ‘In My Time Of Dying’ is excellent tonight and Plant extends the ending with vocal gymnastics.  ‘Kashmir’ is dedicated to… “Richard Cole, our tour manager – a good upright British citizen! This a song from Physical Vancouver – the new LP.   An extended ‘No Quarter’ is once again one of the highlights. Bonham tonight is introduced as “the king of jazz – one of the finest percussionists in Led Zeppelin today.”

Snapshot Listen: How it sounded today: I remember Robert being quoted as saying ”By the end of the tour I felt I could sing anything”.

Listening to this utterly sensational performance of Dazed And Confused there is ample proof of that statement.

The San Francisco excerpt had long been a feature of the early part of the piece, but on this tour they began experimenting even further. Plant introducing another hippie anthem to proceedings -the Joni Mitchell pean to Max Yasgur’s farm and a hit for Crosby Stills, Nash & Young. The Zep arrangement was still built loosely on the melody employed for San Francisco-Plant bending the words to fit the structure. Against Page’s eerie minor chord strumming it became one of the most atmospheric parts of their performance. Plant’s repeated ”Back to the garden” refrain merging into the violin bow episode amongst the dry ice. The Vancouver performance was a blueprint for the equally dramatic versions performed at Earls Court run. During this part of the tour Plant also took to singing The Eagles Take It Easy and during the final LA stint he crooned a 50’s like To Be Loving  before moving into Bob Marley’s I Shot The Sheriff. As he put it -he could sing anything…

THURSDAY MARCH 20 1975

VANCOUVER,CANADA

PACIFIC COLISEUM

Set: Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – Heartbreaker.

Snapshot Listen: How it sounded today.

Another outstanding performance. The pace was set by an aggresive stomp through ‘Rock And Roll’ and never lets up.

No Quarter is now reaching epic proportions, tonight extended to 26 minutes. Whole Lotta Love is highly improvised tonight and includes brief snatches of James Brown’s ‘Lickin’ Stick’, as well as a Plant war cry from ‘Immigrant Song’ and the riff from ‘Ozone Baby’. After a fierce Theremin battle with Plant, Page then leads straight into ‘Heartbreaker’. ‘Black Dog’ is not performed tonight.

FRIDAY MARCH 21 1975

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM

Set: Rock and Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir/No Quarter/Since I’ve Been Loving You/Trampled Underfoot/Moby Dick/Dazed And Confused (inc. For What It’s Worth – Woodstock)/Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love – The Crunge-Black Dog/Communication Breakdown – Heartbreaker.

Background details: It was back to Seattle for another steller show with much improvisation. ‘No Quarter’ is a highlight with Jones and Bonham randomly incorporating a jazzy rhythm during the solo improvisation. ‘Trampled Underfoot’ now includes some lyrics from ‘Gallows Pole’. ‘Dazed And Confused’ includes snatches of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ as well as ‘Woodstock’, and the longest encore section of the tour is performed tonight.

Hugh Jones of Proximity recalls: “Following ‘No Quarter’, Robert called for a change in the programme, causing a little confusion on stage. ‘There’s one song that we’ve done twice in, in… I suppose since we got ripped off for all that bread in New York, ages ago. And because we really dig playing here, and for no other reason, we’re gonna do it again now. I don’t think anybody else in the band knows about it yet, it’s a little bit of change in the… sorry about that, John! You see, right on the spot! It could be ‘Louie Louie’ but instead it’s a thing from the third album… ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’.

“Following a brutal ‘Trampled Underfoot’ and Bonzo’s marathon ‘Moby Dick’, more confusion appears to be occurring onstage. Robert shouts for an ovation for Bonzo, then asks in a casual tone, ‘Is everybody, uh, enjoying themselves?’ Jimmy is talking urgently with a group of people just off stage, and at one point seems to lift his guitar in the air as if to throw it down, obviously perturbed about something. Unfazed and still in his conversational tone, Robert observes ‘Mr Page is having a fit’. Apparently, we found out later, a local fan made Jimmy a gift of a beautiful Les Paul guitar, which turned out to be stolen from a high school music teacher. During the evening the instrument was confiscated at Sea-Tac airport as it was being shipped back to the UK (or so the story goes), and for some reason Page was interrupted during the show to be informed of this.”

Snapshot listen: How it sounded today:

This Seattle show is simply one of the best gigs of their latter era.

If proof was needed then the opening segment brings it all alive – as it epitomises what a potent three pronged entrance these songs really were. Rock And Roll segueing into the new sheer brutality of Sick Again with Plant teasing ”Do I look the same”, and then the opening speech followed by the ”Beginning of a dream and it starts here (R.Plant -Earls Court May*17) or on this occasion .”What we intend to do is to relive our pent uppedness on stage, and then to relieve it later on after the gig elsewhere. Now the thing is what we intend to do is to give you a cross section of what we’ve been trying to produce and write over the last six and a half years.

As you know the material varies greatly and so you will appreciate that we take it from one extreme to the other….and what better way to start than to gaze out onto the horizon and see what tomorrow may bring”

To quote Hugh Jones ”in those last few sentences Robert Plant may well have encapsulated Led Zeppelin as well as anyone ever has. The physical, the musical, the pretension and the arrogance-all backed up with music as varied and as good as his word for the next four hours”.

So the the regal intro of  Over The Hills And Far Away -the Page solo as always flickering and twisting into previously un investigated territory. Then a swirling finale with Plant crying out ”Samantha Samantha” perhaps a reference to the fun they were about to enjoy offstage as he put it And on this night in Seattle it all just burst forth with that knowing arrogance .

There is also a truly remarkable sequence to be heard during the middle section of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ on the night of March 20, 1975, at a show in Vancouver.

In the space of three minutes just before Jimmy Page’s Theremin solo, Robert Plant initially leads them through a spontaneous version of James Brown’s ‘Licking Stick’, which incorporates their own funk rhythm from the ‘The Crunge’. He follows that with a random war cry from  ‘Immigrant Song’. And then with equal spontaneity the Jones, Bonham & Page rhythm section interlock for a riff sequence that would be recalled some three years later for the track ‘Ozone Baby’ which eventually saw the light of day on the Coda album.

It was this air of unpredictability within their performances, which made Led Zeppelin such an engrossing live act throughout their career.

To use that old Zep’75 maxim it all underlined the fact that it wasn’t just a case of them being the number one band on the planet…the real point in question was just how far whoever was at number two lagged behind.

DL

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Andy Fraser 1952 – 2015
So sad to hear of the passing of Free bassist Andy Fraser age 62. I saw him interviewed on BBC Breakfast a few months ago and he looked on fine form. We’ve lost another true soul who’s music shaped who we are…RIP Andy Fraser…
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Goldrush and football 45 years gone: DL remembers…
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 45 year ago this weekend, Led Zeppelin flew out for the first date of their fifth US tour.

I was well aware of all this because I’d purchased a copy of Record Mirror that week. Under the front page headline of ‘Goldrush’ and a wonderful colour photo from the previous December’s awards bash, it revealed the bands current plans. Interestingly enough it reported that a film crew would be on hand to capture the tour.

The story read as follow:

‘’Off to America on Saturday go Led Zeppelin. And with the group will be a film production unit which is making a film of the month long tour. The team has been trailing the group since their appearance at the Albert Hall in January. So far in the can are shots of their European tour, Jimmy Page in the studio, and Robert Plant at home on his farm. Not to mention the presentation of gold discs for million mark sales of their albums. The film, which has already been sold in America , is to tie in with the release of their next LP at the end of the year. Which could easily sell another million. And which is why some people are nicknaming it ‘’Goldrush’’.

Film of their European tour? ,Jimmy in the studio?, Robert on the farm?

A film crew with them in America? There’s no evidence to suggest much of that occurred…but if  it did where’s the footage now!

I digress: On that Saturday March 21st 1970, at the same time Zep were about to wow the audience at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, I was in a capacity crowd of 61,479 (their highest of that season statto fans note) at Stamford Bridge watching Chelsea triumph 2-1 over Manchester United.

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It would have been nice of course to be down the Lane where Martin Peters was making his debut for Spurs against Coventry (he scored in a 2-1 defeat). Peters had transferred to Spurs as part of a swap deal that took Jimmy Greaves to West Ham (who also scored two on his debut for West Ham that day at Manchester City). As it was, my friend Dave Corp who at the time lived a few doors down form me in Dents Road was a Chelsea fan and I was more than happy to tag along with his relation to see some prime Division One action. It was incredibly exciting to see the 70s superstars of the day in action – Alan Hudson, Peter Osgood, Ian Hutchinson, Bobby Charlton,  Alex Stepney,  Willie Morgan etc,

It was one of those occasions from an impressionable age that remains ingrained on my brain – not dissimilar to the way Zep memories of Empire Pool and Earls Court etc are lodged in there forever.

I can remember so much about that day in detail: the records played over the PA before the teams came on which included hits of the time Brotherhood Of Man’s United We Stand and Steam’s Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, the atmosphere in the Chelsea paddock where we stood ( a fantastic view near the pitch) as Ian Hutchinson scored twice in the first half, the pie we had in a café after the game and the hitch hiker we picked up on the A1 going home. 45 years have done nothing to dull the memories of an awesome day for this then 14 year old.

Little did I realize that aside from the match programme, three years later I’d have another remnant of that day. This was in the form of the bootleg LP that captured Zep’s Vancouver show of March 21st. In fact whenever I hear the opening drum roll from Bonzo,Jimmy’s guitar warm up and Robert’s ‘’Everybody feel alright!’’ intro, I always think back to that spring Saturday in March 1970 when I was in amongst the then soccer elite in Stamford Bridge.

I of course kept the copy of Record Mirror from that week, and I have the trade mark of quality vinyl bootleg of Mudslide. To complete the day’s memories I’ve also kept the the original Cheslea v Man Utd programme. Quite a day and all of 45 years ago…

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 DL Diary Update:
Another tricky week here with some health issues – Janet’s mum Bet has been poorly with an infection which has been worrying.
I also felt well sad at the news of Andy Fraser’s passing – as mentioned above, so much of the music he made shaped my musical education and memories – playing through the likes of I’m A Mover, My Brother Jake, Get Where I Belong etc brought on a real sense of melancholy that I’m finding hard to shake off.
There has been and continues to be a contrasting mix of highs and lows here recently and it gets something of a strain but that’s the way it is and one has to deal with it and keep on track.
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There was much inspiration to be derived from attending the Bad Company playback which came through at short notice (thanks Hugh) and  it was well worth juggling a few plates to make it along . Whilst there it was nice to bump into TBL /Zep fan David Cunningham who took some very good pics of the night.  I also saw and spoke to David Clayton the renowned Free/Bad Co chronicler and editor of the long running Free Appreciation Society magazine – David told me he is now up to something like issue 140 which makes my 38 issues of TBL puny by comparison. It’s the first time I’ve seen David since the 1992 London Zep convention. he has always been a great supporter of all things TBL and has also been responsible  for much of the quality Free reissues that have surfaced and indeed he worked on the forthcoming Bad Company reissues. Here’s a pic of the fanzine editor’s summit. It was also great to catch up with Nicky Horne, the man who on the evening of May 24 1975 at the Earls Court Arena uttered the immortal words ”For the next three hour’s your mother wouldn’t like it – will you please welcome back to England messrs Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham…Led Zeppelin!”
Talking of which…there has been a fair few hours spent down at Studio Mix with TBL designer Mick Lowe working on the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court photo book.  This is beginning to shape up pretty well though there’s a long way to go. Be sure to sign up for more info at
 www.fivegloriousnights.co.uk
Here’s myself and Mick marking St Patrick’s Day  uesday in between work on the LZ EC book – appropriately enough in front of Mick’s framed Andy O’ Brien Republic Of Ireland signed shirt from Euro 2006.
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There was also some respite from the collation of the Led Zep at Earls Court photo book with a quick look at the excellent Vinyl Barn store in Bedford last Friday – a couple of very nice vinyl acquisitions were made namely Taste Live Taste featuring the much missed Rory (and on his birthday) and Family Bandstand original pressing with TV screen sleeve. The aforementioned pair have been on the player alongside plenty of Free for the obvious reason, the Bad Company Anthology has also been on, plenty of live Zep in ’75  and Physical Graffiti is continuing to hit the mark – very effectively.
In amongst everything else, there’s been preparation for the HIFi Lounge event on Saturday and I need to get right in the zone for what will be a good opportunity to spread the TBL word in the usual fashion and hear some quality vinyl on some quality kit. I look forward to seeing all that can make it along. Let the volume button pass 10…
DL – March 20 ,2015.
YouTube clips: 
Robert Plant – Viva Latino Mexico:  

 Jimmy Page interviewed on Kerrang Radio:
 Until next time…
Have a great weekend –
Keep listening, keep reading…
Dave Lewis/Gary Foy –  March 20 , 2015 
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  • Ed-Washington DC said:

    Very excited indeed for this upcoming Bad Co release. For my money, it simply doesn’t get much better vocal-wise than mid-seventies Paul Rodgers.

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