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TBL NEWS ROUND UP: JOHN PAUL JONES TO APPEAR AT CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL, MORE ROBERT PLANT BAND OF JOY DATES, SAVE EARLS COURT & SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND

8 April 2011 7,898 views 6 Comments
John Paul Jones will be performing at the forthcoming Cheltenham Jazz Festival as  part of Spin Marvel, an electronic jazz group. The band  includes  Loose Tubes drummer Martin France, celebrated trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer and Terje Evensen on live elctronics. JPJ completes the line up on bass guitar. The group’s appearance is on Saturday  April 30th at 5:15pm in the main arena.
See link at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy commence their US tour tonight in Louisville – if you are attending any of the forthcoming  shows – as ever TBL welcomes feedback, reviews and photos – forward to  Gary Foy at garyfoy@live.co.uk
They have added  a further 11 dates to their June schedule.
The additional dates are:

June 8 – San Diego, CA, Copley  Symphony Hall

9 – Highland, CA, San Manuel  Indian Bingo & Casino
12 – Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo  Music & Arts Festival
13 – Columbus, OH, Palace  Theatre
15 – St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox  Theatre
16 – Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
19 – Telluride, CO, Telluride Bluegrass Festival
21 – Winnipeg, Canada,  Centennial Concert Hall
23 – Ottawa, Canada, Ottawa Jazz Festival
24 – Montreal, Canada Wilfrid-Pelletier Theatre @ Place des Arts
25 – Atlantic City, NJ Borgata  Hotel Casino & Spa
The complete  Spring/Summer tour now lines up as follows:
April 8 – Louisville, KY – The Palace
April 9: – Chicago, IL – The Auditorium Theatre
April 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Ballroom
April 12 – Minneapolis – The State Theatre
April 14 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
April 16 -Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, Florida
April 17 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth Theater
April 19 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
April 20: – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
April 22 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
April 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Bowl
April 27 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
April 29 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course
May 1 – Merlefest – Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC
June 8 – San Diego, CA,  Copley Symphony Hall
June 9 – Highland, CA, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
June 12 – Manchester,  TN, Bonnaroo Music  & Arts Festival
June 13 – Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre
June 15 – St. Louis, MO,  Fabulous Fox Theatre
June 16 – Highland  Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
June 19 – Telluride, CO, Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 21 – Winnipeg, Canada, Centennial Concert Hall
June 23 – Ottawa,  Canada, Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 24 – Montreal, Canada Wilfrid-Pelletier Theatre @ Place des Arts
June 25 – Atlantic  City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
19th July –  Rock in Roma – Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Italy, Rome
20th July –  Arena Civica Italy, Milan
22nd July –  Festival De Nimes, Les Roman Arenas France, Nimes
23rd July –  Paleo Festival Switzerland, Nyon
27th July –  New Arena Russia, St. Petersburg
29th July –  Crocus Hall Russia, Moscow
31st July –  Palace Of Sports Ukraine, Kiev
2nd August –  Torwar Poland, Warsaw
3rd August –  Zitadella Germany, Berlin
5th August –  Lockersee Festival Belgium, Lokeren
As previously reported, the Earls Court Exhibition complex is scheduled for demolition next year. The much heralded concert arena and exhibition hall was of course  the venue for Led Zeppelin’s legendary five night stint back in May 1975 and countless other shows including Pink Floyd’s The Wall performance and appearances by amongst others David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and who could forget The Osmond’s show the week after Zep?
The site has been  sold to house developers who plan to tear down the historic building next year. The exhibition hall also plays host to the Boat Show, Ideal Home Exhibition  and the Great British Beer Festival.
Earls Court Zep Vet Phil Tattershall has been in touch to inform us that local residents and businesses against the purposed  development have started an on-line petition to save Earls Court and the surrounding area. The on-line petition can be found here www.ipetitions.com/petition/sos_earls_court
We here at TBL fully support the campaign to save this  historic London and LedZep landmark.
And finally…
Youtube  is a constant  source of inspiration when hunting out classic old clips and performances and plain off the wall crazy clips
The following three clips fall firmly into the latter catagory!
Laugh? Oh yes you will….
Have a great weekend!
GF/DL
Old Man ‘Dancing’ To Zeppelin
Asian Shower Dude – Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin Cover)
Gong Show Clip of The Band From Far Away
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6 Comments »

  • Steve said:

    I seem to recall the Osmonds did a live cover of The Immigrant Song and let’s be honest Crazy Horses is a guilty pleasure is it not 🙂

  • shelfsidemark said:

    Andrew…for a great Osmonds/Zep connection you need to see
    John Otway performing Crazy Horses.If not live…depending on
    where you live,then at least on youtube.The worlds 2nd greatest
    exponent of the theramin !

  • andrew said:

    haha funny to see the Osmonds get a mention on this august website given that i’m a Zeppelin freak and my darling wife is a complete Osmond nut…its a match made in heaven :-]

  • Dave R said:

    RE: Old Man Dancing to Zeppelin: Isn’t that Jimmy?? I’ll never invite him to one of my backyard barbecues again…

  • Kathy Urich said:

    Thanks for the Laughs Dave. I continue to be amazed by JPJ’s passion for music and the diversity of his work. Hearing the insturmental track of GTBT reminds me about how amazing his bass lines are on that song. Robert’s show in the Twin Cities on April 12th was something I tried to get tickets for, unfortunately they sold out very quickly. I think the only reason The Band From Far Away didn’t get the gong was because of their choice of music, they all wanted to rock out to Zep.

  • andrew R said:

    aah Earls court, spent the last 25 yrs every January at a trade show there. Every time i walk up those famous steps and see that clock inside…… I feel so old! Where did those neverending summers go? Another iconic landmark gets replaced by something faceless and bland!
    All the best Dave and a good weekend to you too.

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