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Countdown to the Celebration Day…31 days to go.

To mark the impending momentous worldwide screening of the Led Zeppelin Ahmet Ertegun 02 reunion concert on October 17th, we are counting down to the day with a daily Celebration Day Newsletter post. This will feature relevant news and updates plus the TBL Countdown Collection – a daily celebration of Zep moments, memories and artefacts.

The Countdown Commences 31 days to go…so welcome to the first TBL Celebration Countdown Newsletter

Barney Hoskyns Book Launch:

Barney Hoskyns  Trampled Underfoot book was launched at a gathering at the Rough Trade East record shop in London on September 13th. Journalist Mat Snow chaired a panel that included yours truly, Barney Hoskyns plus former Zep roadie and guitarist in his own right Joe Jammer and former Zep tour personal assistant Dennis Sheehan who went on to become U2’s long term tour manager. Joe relayed his memories from arriving in England to work with Peter and the boys in November 1969. Dennis had some interesting tales to relay from the 1975 and 1977 period and told a very humorous story about U2 meeting up with Robert at Rockfield Studios in 1981. There was also quite a buzz in the air regarding the afternoon’s announcement of the 02 reunion show trailer. All in all an excellent night.

Barney Hoskyns , Joe Jammer, DL and Dennis Sheehan -Rough Trade East Sept 16th

Afterwards Joe informed me of his current touring activity. You can catch him at the following venues:

Sat 21 Sept  The Robin Hood Inn 88 Robin Hood Rd Knaphill WokingGU21 2LY DUO 9PM

Sat 29 Sept  The Ottershaw Social Club (MEMBERS ONLY) BAND 9PM

Sat Oct 6 The Jolly Coopers 84 Wheelers Lane, Epsom, KT18 7SD DUO

Sat Oct 13  The Falkland Arms Dorking     BAND 9PM

Sat Oct 20  The Fox and Flowerpot Brampton Way Goldsworth Park WokingGU21 3BA     BAND 9PM

Fri Oct 26  The Firkinfest Beer Festival-The Greyshott Village Hall-Headley Rd Greyshott GU26 6TZ   BAND 9PM

Fri Nov 2 Egham Ex-Serviceman’s Club 111Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9PETelephone: 01784 4351209PM

Sat Nov 10 The Cannon 19 High St, West Molesey KT8 2NA. DUO 9PM

Sat Nov 17  The Mychette Centre 140 Mychette Rd GU16 6AA     BAND 9PM

Sat Nov 24 Falkland Arms Dorking  BAND 9PM

Sat December 8 The Garibaldi 29 Mill St, Redhill Surrey RH1 6PA. BAND 9PM

Fri Dec 14 The Haycutter 69 Tanhouse Rd Oxted RH8 9PE. BAND 9PM

Fri Dec 21 The Falkland Arms Dorking

NewYears Eve, Mon Dec 31st  The Coach house Chelsham Common ChelshamWarlingham R6 9PB  BAND 930 pm

More info at


Celebration Day 02 Screenings: – TBL Meet

While the main screening date of October 17th announced for which I’ll be at the Bedford showing, there is a few opportunities to view the 02 reunion film again in some locations. I am singlng out one of the London screenings on Sunday October 21st for a TBL meet. Full details to follow tomorrow.


TBL contributor Mark Bowman’s 02 reunion show memories can be seen at:

More of Mark’s photography can be seen at:

and at Facebook on


Here’s a perceptive piece from last Friday’s Guardian:


Your 02 reunion show memories:

Many thanks for the excellent initial response to my call out for memories/pics/memorabilia for the TBL 02 book project – once again here’s the gen:

If you would like to relay your personal story of attending the show for future publication in the 02 TBL book project I would welcome your input. Even if you did not attend but have been touched by it all, your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.Contributions can be up to 2000 words maximum. I am also looking for personal photos and memorabilia surrounding the event. All contributions will be fully acknowledged and credited. As I am aiming to get this book published as soon as possible so I would need all contributions by October 20th

All contributions should be sent to my email

TBL Product Update: Guaranteed to aid your Celebration Day Countdown…

TBL 33 is well in progress now and I am looking at an early October publication – Subscription link is here:

To order the single issue the link is:

Sir Glenn of BCC with the essential Zep read. Glenn Hughes interview is just one of the many highlights of the forthcoming TBL magazine.

Your TBL Celebration Day Newsletter input:

We very much welcome your TBL Celebration Day Newsletter input – interesting news links, your Zep playlists, anything Zep related that is getting you in the mood for the big screening day etc –you can the comments links below – we look forward to your continued feedback.



Number 1 in the countdown to Celebration Day:

Led Zeppelin Going To California bootleg original vinyl double album on Trade Mark of Quality.

I ordered this in December 1972 from a mail order company based in Kent after seeing an advert for ‘’Live albums for sale’’ in Sounds music paper. A superb audience recording of a brilliant vibrant performance from Berkeley Community Centre September 14 1971. I played the hell out of this back then and I can quote Plant’s between song comments on this with no prob such as ‘’Last night there were several bowler hated beatnicks’’ and ‘’there was a pollution alert today and I lost my voice’’. It still sounded fantastic today. One of THE classic bootlegs.(DL)

Until tomorrow…keep on celebrating…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

September 16 2012

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  • Scotto said:

    Didn’t page just say on his website on the 14th that he was not thrilled with this crowd – seems odd bc the show was excellent. on the playlist

  • Larry said:

    Thanks for the countdown Dave…Going To California was my first boot sometime in the latter part of the 70s…once I picked myself up from the floor following the opening blast of Immigrant Song/Heartbreaker, things were never the same again. Still picking up the odd bootleg today!

    I’ll be blasting GTC while driving around tomorrow!


  • Geoff Adamson said:


    I enjoyed the Barney Hoskins book and read it over 2 nights.
    But I must say I prefer your way, just concentrate on the music. That’s where the magic is.

    All albion remain…sleeping now to rise again

    Keep the faith


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