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Announcing a new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book…

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s appearances  at Knebworth I am making available a strictly limited edition re-package of the Then As It Was Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 book

This 40th anniversary limited edition has a glossy newly designed book jacket with exclusives live photos from the Knebworth shows.

Each book includes an additional separate four page insert. This features a new 3,000 word interview with author Dave Lewis in which he discusses the making of the book and the impact of the events of an English summer in 1979. Each insert is individually numbered and signed by the author.

Note the actual book content is the version published in 2013.  There is no additional content to the actual book.

This re-package is great collector’s item – and if you have yet to invest in the book previously – now is the time!

This package of the book is being made available in a strictly limited edition of just 80 copies – each book is individually numbered and signed by the author.

These are the last 80 copies of the books print run – once they are gone –they are gone and the book will be out of print.

This is therefore an opportunity to invest in a unique limited edition package of this highly acclaimed book.

Here is what the book is all about:

40 years ago in August 1979, thousands of fans came to pay homage to Led Zeppelin as they performed what would be their last UK shows at Knebworth.

Dave Lewis chronicles this milestone event in rock history with the full story behind the band’s triumphant return to the stage – the build up to the event, the concerts themselves, the aftermath and the accompanying impact of their final studio album In Through The Out Door. The book also incorporates extensive first hand accounts from fans who attended the gigs, interviews from the time and retrospective views. It’s illustrated throughout with over 100 rare photos and memorabilia .

Hardback style book in the same size as the Feather In The Wind book with full colour design throughout. 256 pages across 13 chapters and 6 Appendix sections. Over 150 colour photos throughout the book – many of them rarely seen before -including Copenhagen warm up shots, soundcheck photos, crowd views, on stage photos and many more.

This extensive visual imagery really captures the atmosphere of the event and times. 120,000 word text including: Chris Charlesworth preface, state of play overview, original Dave Lewis TBL issue 3 text, extensive I Was There first hand recollections, full on stage transcriptions, Knebworth interviews, Knebworth Showco light and sound focus, Knebworth aftermath, American view by Larry M. Bergmann, and finally the Return to Knebworth 30 Years Gone chapter bringing the story full circle

All this plus extensive and fully illustrated appendix sections: Complete Copenhagen warm ups/Knebworth bootleg analysis and discography compiled by Graeme Hutchinson, memorabilia listings, statistics, playlist and an In Through The Out Door discography compiled by Nick Anderson. This is a total overhaul of the first edition with over 30,000 words of additional text and many more rare photos and memorabilia images.

It all adds up to an engaging account of how Led Zeppelin came out to meet their post punk audience and reclaim their crown as the world’s number one rock attraction.

These nostalgic recollections from out in the Knebworth field capture the final days of a legendary band, and the simpler more innocent times of the last great British festival gatherings of the 1970s.

*Foreword by Ross Halfin renowned rock photographer who shot the August 11 show.

*Exclusive text from drawn from the archive of the long running Led Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose.

* 40th anniversary strictly limited hardback edition. Every book individually numbered and personally signed by the author.

Then As It Was –Led Zeppelin At Knebworth 1979 will take you back to that field just outside Stevenage during an English summer in 1979 and this time there are no sleeping bags required…


Important Note: Signing of books: I will dedicate and sign each book to the book purchaser as listed -unless informed otherwise.

If you are buying the book as a gift and would like a specific personal dedication please state the name you would like the book signing to- (use special instructions section of pay pal if paying by pay pal or email me at


Full pricing details as follows:

UK: £16.99 plus £6.00 postage and packing – total price £22.99

Europe: £16.99 plus £12.00 postage and packing – total price £28.99

USA/Canada/Japan/Rest of World : £16.99 plus £17.00 postage and packing – total price £33.99

Australia/New Zealand – £16.99 plus £18.00 postage and packing – total price £34.99


Payment: Via pay pal  or  UK  by cheque £22.99

Payable D. Lewis  – send to

TBL Knebworth Book Offer 14 Totnes Close, Bedford MK40 3AX.

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If you need further advice on ordering – email or call 01234 267515 /0794 126 0997


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