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JIMMY PAGE, ROBERT PLANT & JOHN PAUL JONES CBS SUNDAY MORNING INTERVIEW/ROBERT ONSTAGE WITH PATTY GRIFFIN – YOU TUBE CLIPS /LAST MINUTE TBL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

16 December 2012 10,375 views 4 Comments

Here’s the links and clips from Anthony Mason’s Sunday Morning CBS TV interview with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones aired on Sunday December 16th.

Preview Black Dog clip:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137102n

Preview Interview clip:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137175n

Full interview:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137219n

…and the You Tube clip of the full interview…


 ROBERT JOINS PATTY GRIFFIN ON STAGE:

This report via Chad Swiatecki at Rolling Stone .com

December 16, 2012 12:10 PM ET After roughly a half-hour of soulful, confessional solo material on Saturday night, roots singer Patty Griffin paused to introduce her “driver” to the couple hundred fans packed into Austin’s tiny Continental Club.

“Three years ago a guy with big hair and a British accent called me and said he needed help singing on their record,” Griffin said with a knowing smile. “I followed him on the road for 18 months and after it all he said he’d be my driver.”

That introduction done, rock legend Robert Plant stepped up on stage wearing a black chauffeur’s cap that he promptly removed with a laugh and took to the microphone to join Griffin on one of her new songs, the slow, yearning “Ohio.” Saturday’s intimate club performance was the first of two for the recently married couple, both nights benefits for injured and uninsured Austin musician Michael Fracasso – a longtime friend of Griffin’s – and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians medical assistance program.

Weaving between Plant and Griffin’s solo material, a handful of Led Zeppelin covers and 2010’s Band of Joy record that first brought them together, the couple showed an obvious respect and admiration throughout the set, singing in unison on “In The Mood,” and “What Is And What Should Never Be,” with Plant’s still golden, smooth tone joining Griffin’s impassioned and occasionally ragged vocals.

While the night was officially billed as Griffin’s, she and the three-piece backing band let the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer direct the set, upping the tempo of some songs or signaling for section changes on the fly. Intermixed throughout, Plant offered cheerful anecdotes about Led Zeppelin’s recent audience with President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors, touring with Griffin in the former Soviet Union, and venturing to this legendary roots and country music club the night before from the couple’s nearby home.

As well received as the Griffin and Band of Joy material was, the chance to hear Plant perform reworked versions of Led Zeppelin classics in such a confined space was the obvious draw for most. Beginning with “Black Country Woman,” the singer was in complete control, with a swampy blues solo from guitarist David Pulkingham standing in for Jimmy Page’s thunderous guitar work and an Ennio Morricone-esque spaghetti western introduction disguising the opening of “Tangerine.”

The songs’ reworked structures might have served a double purpose, as they allowed the 64-year-old Plant to sing those classics in a middle register without stretching his vocals to the caterwauling heights that first set him apart in the Seventies. So even though “Going To California” lacked the thousand-yard force of its middle verse and set closer “Black Dog” kicked off with a deliberate and menacing intro instead of Plant’s iconic “Hey hey mama . . .” solo opening, the performance showed how he’s evolved creatively into a sort of shamanistic roots singer in tandem with his blues and heavy metal-based legacy.

Also scattered throughout the night were touching and bare glimpses of Plant and Griffin’s still-new romance, like his longing gaze her way while singing the “to find a queen without a king” line of “Going To California,” or joking about Griffin pushing material from her next album “American Kid,” to which she responded, “It’s my show.”

It was, after all – which was why after the triumphant stomp of “Black Dog,” Plant gave the audience a wave and popped his driving hat back on with a smile, ready to get his lady home for the night.

Set List:

“Flaming Red”

“Chief”

“House Of Gold”

“Love Throw A Line”

“Poor Man’s House”

“I’m Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone” (speculative – not yet released)

“No Bad News”

“Ohio”

“In The Mood”

“Black Country Woman”

“Cold As It Gets”

“What Is And What Should Never Be”

“Tangerine”

“Rich Woman”

“Going To California”

“Angel Dance”

“Black Dog”

Link at

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/robert-plant-joins-patty-griffin-onstage-for-austin-benefit-show-20121216

You Tube clips here-   thanks Stephen Humphries for info

ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS TOUR DATES 2013:

Here’s a round up of the 2013 Sensational Spce Shifters dates now confirmed:

MAR 21 – SINGAPORE – Timbre Rock & Roots Festival

Tickets: www.rockandroots.sg

MAR 23 – AUSTRALIA, Perth – West Coast Blues & Roots Festival

Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

MAR 26 – AUSTRALIA, Adelaide – Entertainment Centre

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au

MAR 28 – AUSTRALIA, Sydney – Entertainment Centre

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au

MAR 30 – AUSTRALIA, Byron Bay – Bluesfest

Tickets: www.bluesfest.co.au

APRIL 3 – AUSTRALIA, Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena

Tickets www.ticketek.com.au

APRIL 5 – TASMANIA, Launceston Silverdome

Tickets: www.silverdome.com.au

APRIL 9 – NEW ZEALAND, Wellington – TSB Bank Arena

Tickets: www.ticketek.co.nz

APRIL 11 – NEW ZEALAND, Auckland – Vector Arena

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.co.nz

LAST MINUTE TBL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS:

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So there are some last minute gift ideas. If you are buying from the UK, if you order by Tuesday I would hope (Royal Mail permitting) that your order will arrive pre Christmas. All orders are despatched as received.

Many thanks for all your support of TBL products.

Until next time… keep reading -keep listening

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

December 16th , 2012.

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4 Comments »

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Greg great story!

  • Greg Purling said:

    The Continental Club brings back special memories for me. Back in my footloose days in 2000 I spent two weeks in Austin with some mates, on vacation from the UK. One night I went to the Club on my own with a resident Texan guy. We got there late, probably close to midnight, the place was rammed and a large queue outside meant it was ‘one out one in’. My Texan mate knew the guy on the door. We were asked to meet him round the back in five minutes where, for $30, he’d let us in. The band were called the Boozeweasels, fronted by Bobby Keys, regular guest saxophonist with the Stones. It was a helluva night, capped by my English charms allowing me meet (in same club) a lovely Texan girl called Tonya, who truly made it a night and vacation to remember. Really great times.

  • Ed-Washington DC said:

    Robert Plant:

    “Once upon time we could really kick ass, and that’s about it”

    I have absolutely nothing to add to that.

  • michael smith said:

    cbs interview much better than the letterman episode…..mike jasper alberta canada

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