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Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy European Tour kicks off tonight in Stockholm.  The tour continues  across Europe and the UK in the coming weeks and if you are  attending any of the shows we welcome your  reviews and photos  for use on the TBL site -send to

The tour dates are as follows

14th October, Annext, Stockholm, Sweden
16th October, Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
18th October, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
20th October,  Gateshead: The Sage
21st October, Liverpool, The Olympia
23rd October,   AVO SESSION Basel, Festsaal, Basel, Switzerland
24th October, France/Paris– Palais De Sports
26th October, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
27th October, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
29th October, The Roundhouse, London-Electric Proms with The London Oriana Choir

31st October 2010, Palace Theatre, Manchester
1st November, Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
2nd November, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Robert gave a perceptive interview on Radio Studio Q last week, one of the most open and enjoyable interviews we have seen in the round of  recent media appearances – check out the whole interview here;

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience continues across America this month  so far a small sprinkling of You Tube clips have surfaced. If you are attending the show we would welcome a full review. Here’s an excellent interview with Jason prior to the first show which also features veteran writer and Zep biographer Ritchie Yorke.

TBL was sad to hear that Soul, gospel and rock singer Solomon Burke had died on October 10 at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. He was 70.
Burke, who was a Grammy winner and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had been due to perform together with the Dutch band The Dijk at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.

Solomon Burke wrote the song Everybody Needs Somebody To Love in 1964 and it was later covered by a variety of artists including  The Rolling Stones and Wilson Pickett -and perhaps most famously by the Blues Brothers. Led Zeppelin often incorporated the song within the live Whole Lotta Love medley circa 72/73 and The Firm also covered it live.
He also recorded the hit song Cry to Me for the movie Dirty Dancing and the emotive None Of Us Are Free. The late Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler once described Soloman as  ”The best soul singer of all time”.

Here’s a great clip of  Shake Rattle And Roll from Jools Holland’s Hogmanay in 2003 featuring Solomon Burke, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and Robert Plant:

And finely, here is a clip of  the Carlos Santana and Chris Cornell version of  Whole Lotta Love, taken from Santana’s new album Guitar Heaven, an album of cover versions of some of the greatest guitar anthems of all time.  Go to for more samples including the excellent I Ain’t Superstitious featuring Jonny Lang

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  • Shayne Smith said:

    The interview with Jason Bonham is truly touching. He’s so beautifully open about things. Seems like a great guy. Talking about missing his dad more now than ever now. I can relate. Same thing happened to me and Jason and I are the same age and I find myself feeling the same way. Kindred spirits I suppose.
    Cheers Jason!!

  • Smitty said:

    Editing my entry…that would be “Whole Lotta Love”…the spelling guy checked out last night…lol. Maybe I was going for that subconscious live performance thing…hmmm.

  • Kathy Urich said:

    Dave what tasty treats, like little slices of heaven. I can hardly wait to see what you’ll be serving up next. Yummmmm!

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    It would appear nothing came of the Show of Peace concert as the web site has had nothing to report… for the 02 DVD – again nothing to report on that either – I’m sure it will make it on an offical release one day…

  • LubosM said:

    Any news about DVD from O2 arena release???

    Gretings from Slovakia.


  • Smitty said:

    Cornell and Santana version of Whole Lotta Live is killer – gosh, I wish Cornell and Jimmy would get together…then again, honestly, I wish Jimmy would do anything…what a void. I hear Daltrey calling…hmmm.

  • Michel said:

    Hi Dave, do you have any news about the “show of peace” supposed to be the 10th october 2010. Jimmy Page was supposed to play but in vain, no news at all about this show.
    Kind regards my dear friend Dave
    Leave in peace,

  • Steve "The Lemon" Sauer said:

    Great video of Solomon, Dave!

  • Marcel said:

    All very impressive…what a combination…Santana & Cornell…
    Jason doing a great great job….
    What can I add to Mr. Robert Plant…nothing I suppose, SUPERB maybe?

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