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Deborah Bonham has a charity gig with Paul Rodgers plus a full scale tour lined up  to coincide with the relase of her excellent new album Spirit.

Here are all the details:

Paul Rodgers & Deborah Bonham 30th March 2013 @ The Venue, Spur Rd, Chichester W. Sussex PO19 9PR UK

Paul Rodgers has announced that he will be returning to The Venue in Chichester to raise funds for Animal Welfare on Sat 30 March. Joining Paul Rodgers on the bill will be Deborah Bonham and her Band. All the proceeds will go to and

Tickets are limited and available by emailing (booking information below)
Doors and Bar open 6-11.30pm, Showtime 7-10:30pm

Please email with your name, address, ticket requirements, payment preference: Cheque/Paypal, Tickets will be posted first week of March

By Cheque

Please make cheque payable to Willows Animal Sanctuary.

Post to Sound Discs, West Mount, Woodmancote Lane, West Sussex PO18 8UL

Please include note with your address, the ticket price incl booking fees- £32 standing (£53 seat 3 left, £104 front 2 rows SOLD OUT)

Please include a stamped addressed envelope if possible.

By Paypal

Please send us your Paypal address for us to send you Paypal payment request.

Include a note with your address and ticket requirement inc booking fees: £32 standing, £53 seat 3 left, £104 front 2 rows with gift bag Sold Out

Chichester Ticket Outlets: The Venue, Bern’s Drums, Helter Skelter Records, Chichester Music Academy (CMA), Harbour Records Emsworth, Old House at Home Chidham, Horse and Groom East Ashling

Signed Memorabilia auction items and lots of merchandise on sale from Led Zeppelin, Paul Rodgers, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Cropper, Bad Co, Les Paul and more, so please bring your cash and cheque books!

Paul Rodgers 2012 song “With Our Love” hits the top ten charts at the # 4 position on US Classic Rock Radio (All of the proceeds to charity)
Click here to listen to and purchase the song

Now available in Paul Rodgers merchandise

DEBORAH BONHAM NEW ALBUM ‘SPIRIT’ available to pre order


Wed 13 SAINT-ETIENNE (42) – TL7 TV Show
Thu 14 PARIS RIS-ORANGIS (91) – Le Plan
Fri 15 BARTENHEIM (68) – Palace Loisirs Le Caf Conf
Sat 16 SAINT-GERVAIS (74) – Le Repaire des Ours Le Repaire des Ours
Fri 22 HENIN-BEAUMONT (62) – L’Escapade
Sat 23 LAX (12) – Festival Lax’n’Blues

Paul Rodgers & Deborah Bonham £30 standing (seated sold out)
Sat 30 March The Venue, Chichester UK. In aid of Willows Animal Sanctuary. Tickets Information email:

APRIL UK special guest Steve Rodgers
Fri 5 LONDON Blackheath Concert Halls
Thu 11 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Fri 12 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy2
Sat 13 BARNSLEY Birdwell Venue
Thu 18 WOLVERHAMPTON Robin2 Bilston
Fri 19 HULLBRIDGE Touchline Club ESSEX
Sat 20 WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre
Fri 26 YORK The Duchess

MAY 2013 UK

Thu 2 BOLTON Railway Venue
Fri 3 PERTH BackStage at the Green Hotel Kinross

Tue 25 NEW YORK BB Kings

Wed 26 CONNECTICUT The Mohegan Sun

Cambridge Rock Festival

DEBORAH BONHAM ‘TAKE ME DOWN’ 5 weeks at NUMBER 1 on ReverbNation UK Rock Chart



It has been reported that Led Zeppelin are one of the acts in contention to be in the first wave of inductees into the Music Walk Of Fame honoring music greats, each of whom will have a large disc marker on a thoroughfare in the Camden area of North London.

The honorees will be divided into five groups: innovative artists, influential artists, icons, unsung heroes and music industry heavies, and the inductees will be selected from a worldwide pool – not just Brits.

Music Walk Of Fame founder Lee Bennett approached The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, which runs the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, to propose the partnership. He promises that each round of inductions will be accompanied by performances, tributes to posthumous artists and reunions of since-disbanded groups.

A committee of global industry figures and local community members are working on shortlist of nominations for the first 30 plaques.

The list will go to a decisive public vote on the Music Walk Of Fame web site in May.

More on this at these links:


ALVIN LEE 1944 – 2013

Very sad to hear the passing of Alvin Lee – I have fond memories of playing the Ten Years After single Love Like A Man in 1970 ( the B side was a live version which ran at 33 1/3) and I often had Going Home blaring out the Woodstock soundtrack album in the early 70s…another light of our musical heritage has gone out…


This is one of the last interviews Alvin gave last year to TBL associate/contributor  Stephen Humphries. Very poignant reading



As you can see we have had a bit of a tidy up on the TBL website with some additional features to check out. Many thanks to our tec man Mike Mackechnie for his assistance and advise. Here’s a roundup of this activity:

TBL Contact:

If you want to contact us about any TBL related topic ,there is now a link to go to send a direct email to the Dave Lewis /TBL email –of which I will endeavour to provide a speedy answer.

TBL Twitter Feed:

There is now an onging TBL on Twitter feed – this will automatically add any twitter updates made via the TBL twitter and is another method of keeping up to date with breaking news/TBL updates etc. You can follow TBL on twitter at LedzeppelinTBL

TBL Product Ordering:

Alongside the right hand product banners there are also drop down boxes to order TBL products.  The categories include TBL 34, Back issues and Books and T Shirts.

We’ve also added a couple of new TBL offers

TBL back issue Starter Pack:3 issues for just £8 plus postage

If you are new to the TBL magazine or have missed out on previous issues, now is the opportunity to catch up. The 3 TBL back issue Starter Pack – issues 26, 29 and 33 at a bargain at just £8 – plus postage and packing.

This is a great value way to get acquainted with the TBL magazine – 96 pages of prime Zep reading all for just £8 plus postage. . Hurry as this is a limited offer.

The order link is here:

TBL issue 33 and 34 bundle offer: Both issues for just £7 plus postage

If you are new to TBL or have missed out on the recent issues, now is the opportunity to catch up. You can by the current issue 34 and the previous issue 33 together for just £7 plus postage.

The order link is here:

TBL product Availability:

Just to bring you up to date. The TBL magazine back issues available currently are issues 26, 29, 32, 33 and 34.

I am planning a full scale re issue programme at some point ahead.

The Feather In The Wind, From a Whisper and Concert File books are all in stock.

The Feather In The Wind t shirt has now sold out – I do have extra large left of the Earls Court 35th anniversary shirts.

I am planning a new T shirt for the summer

TBL 2013 Subscriptions: 

Don’t forget all 2012 TBL subscriptions ended with issue 34. So you need to re subscribe for the 2013 issues which cover TBL 35, 36 and 37.

Here’s the order link:

Led Zeppelin At Knebworth Then As It Was book second edition:

This is the current TBL book project which I am working on now – with publication for later in the year.

This is a major revamp of the first edition – in effect it will be a new book.

We are totally re designing it, adding photos and images mostly in colour. There’s also an additional 25,000 words of text being adding in. This includes ‘I was there’ accounts from a cousin of Ronnie Wood, the experiences of a member of the stage crew, on stage transcribes, TBL interviews, a Back To Knebworth 2009 chapter, additional statistics etc. I’m well excited about this one – I think it’s going to be a very worthy companion to the Feather In The Wind book

All pre orders are logged and will be fulfilled with the lowest numbers in the limited edition being allocated as pre ordered.

You can pre order the book from this link:

Looking ahead  focus will turn to the collation of the previosuly mentioned Ahmet We Did It 02 Reunion book

So that’s a summary of where we are at right now. Many thanks for your patience and support.


DL Diary Update:

Thoroughly enjoyed the Hats Off To Led Zeppelin gig at Haynes International Arena (ok Village Concert Hall.) It was an excellent turn out and very good atmosphere. The TBL word was spread and we sold a few items along the way.

As for the band…

To paraphrase the rock journalist/film maker Cameron Crowe. ‘’To any band who ever needed a surefire cover song, or any musician looking for clues on how to mix textures, cross musical boundaries or just plain rock, there’s no substitute – play Led Zeppelin’…and Hats Off To Led Zeppelin do indeed play Led Zeppelin and very well indeed, as was proved again at Haynes last night. They do it with a refreshing no nonsense approach, giving the audience exactly what they want in short sharp attacks of the Zep cannon – none more impressive than their total demolition of Wearing And Tearing. If you are looking for a band playing Led Zeppelin…this one delivers every time. Hey and they let me jam on the drums afterwards!

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Above: Moby DL over the top in Haynes Superdome

Also naturally enjoyed Spurs 2-1 victory over Arsenal and last night’s empathic win over Inter Milan…Liverpool beckon at Anfield on Sunday – another difficult one.

On the playlist – Mr Bowie previously mentioned notably the Rare Bowie vinly LP on RCA,  Zep Throwing The Wild Seeds Valentine’s Day 1975 set and a trawl through Coda on cassette –oh yes… bit a quirky one here, though I am more a man of the bike…I do drive Sam to the station every morning for her to get the train on St Albans. Our little car has never been CD’d up but it does have a cassette player and I’ve recently taken to snapping in the odd cassette – of which Coda and Led Zep 1 sounded mighty fine this week. The cassette revival starts here!

Here’s a randon selection from the loft (including some nice promos) that I’ll be lining up..hey cassettes are the new downloads!


There has been some intensive work on the Knebworth updated text, the update of the TBL web site, another quick Zep project that needed to be signed off not to mention a curve ball or two to contend with.

Earlier this week I did a fascinating interview for the next TBL magazine regarding Zep around the time they were performing  gigs like the ones listed below …this will be a great feature in TBL 35…more on that as it unfolds

Marquee poster

Ahead there will be yet more full on focus on the Knebworth second edition.

Tonight I will be clocking the BBC 4 music line up tonight which is right up my street (and more than likely yours too!) Totally British Rock’nRoll’ Roll  1970 to 1974 with clips of Free, Humble Pie, The Faces etc followed by the Ballad Of Mott –a documentary about the great Mott The Hoople.

and finally on that note of Britsh Rock’n’Roll…here’s Ten Years After storming Woodstock in 1969…

Alvin Lee RIP….

Until next time…

Have a great weekend

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

March 8th, 2013.

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  • Kelly Patterson said:

    yes agreed TYA was very underrated imho as well … and Alvin Lee could tear up rockin blues with the best … just a ferocious player and completely devoted to the craft .. he will be missed .. .ad thanks for the interview link also

    and thanks also for the update on the 2nd edition of the Knebworth book … been chompin’ at the bit for this one as you well know, Dave … hopefully not getting too obnoxious but after ‘feather in the wind who wouldn’t be completely hyped about this upcoming improvement for the Knebworth book 🙂


    Oh dear. Just when many of us hoped Robert would call his Strange Decisons Tour ‘a day’ in New Zealand in Apil, now the next leg continues back into the U.S in July. Give us a break Robert,try fulfilling on that hint for ‘2014’ and do yourself and your loyal fans a favour for goodness sake.The point has been proved already !

  • Graham Rodger said:

    The Mott The Hoople documentary was fantastic last night. Great interviews and footage. Loved hearing Mick Jones from The Clash talking about bunking off school to follow the band around the UK. No doubt their “non-superstar, regular blokes” attitude is connected. Well done BBC4.

  • Andrew R said:

    Thanks Dave for the mention of Alvin lee passing,i always thought TYA underrated and Alvin himself very underrated.As you say another great gone.I find myself in a very sombre mood, will we see their like again?
    Probably not.

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