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Tight But Loose Issue 34 out now!

TBL Issue 34 out now!

TBL ISSUE 34 OUT NOW 

The new issue of the long running Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose magazine, edited and compiled by Dave Lewis, is out now. This issue reflects the hive of Zep activity that has unfolded in the past few months – at some 40,000 words, it is not just a magazine…it is more a mini book…

Here are the contents:  

Celebration Day: The Glorious 68 Days 

The film, the DVD, the phenomenon that was and is Celebration Day – as told as it unfolded via comment and feedback. The definitive chronicle of a simply amazing 68 days.

Presidential Day – The Kennedy Center Honors  

In the presence of Barack Obama – full report on the historic Kennedy Honors reception and gala show.

Jimmy Page goes in through the outtakes outtakes – what’s in store? 

As Jimmy prepares an overhaul of the Zeppelin catalogue with unreleased material, we assess just what unheard treats we might be in for.

Led Zeppelin  On Tour 1972-3: Their popularity undoubtedly not on the wane – the Japan Montreux and UK tour dates 1972-3. 

Mike Tremaglio tracks the intensive touring period of 40 years ago. Over 30 gigs analyzed with rare visuals and pics.

John Paul Jones: In a Supersilent way 

Kevin Hewick reports on the Birmingham and London JPJ/Supersilent happenings.

Robert Plant Space Shifting in South America and latest news round 

On the spot reports from the Space Shifters South American tour plus all the latest Plant news.

Ross Halfin on the New York premiere and photo shoot and record collecting  

The world renowned rock photographer on the Celebration Day premiere, his recent New York photo shoot, plus his thoughts on record collecting, Zep on vinyl and more.

Deborah Bonham: The TBL interview  

On the release of her new album Spirit, Deborah Bonham talks exclusive to TBL about the making of the album, the involvement of Band Of Joy drummer Marco Giovino and Robert Plant, plus her thoughts on the recent Celebration Day activity and the Kennedy Center Honors.

Brad Tolinski: Light & Shade – Clarity & Perception  

The ‘Conversations With’ author on the art of interviewing Jimmy Page plus Brads Picks – Jimmy’s finest guitar moments.

The Illustrated Guide To Led Zeppelin UK Singles Pressings Part 2 

In this second collectors guide, Nick Anderson rounds up the various Zep UK single pressings - spanning the 1990 Remasters releases through to the 1997 Whole Lotta Love single plus a listing of all known UK reference acetates.

Let Me Take You to the Movies… 

Alec Plowman on Zep’s visual history that led to the celluloid success of Celebration Day.

TBL Exclusive: New Zep tape find! 

Exclusive details of the surfacing of a previously uncirculated 1969  Zep show and first review.

Plus - Jeff Strawman  Instrument Watch, Gerard Sparaco CD reviews and more… 

Here’s some TBL magazine recommendations from satisfied readers: 

‘I’m an avid reader of Mojo,Q, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone but my subscription to the Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose is far and away the best value for money.’’ Michael Rae, Victoria Australia 

‘’TBL is a great balance of serious in depth analysis and handy sized chunks to keep you fully up to date of what’s going on in the Zep world. If you are a Zep fan there really is no excuse not to get subscribed!’’ Richard Grubb, Cardiff Wales.  

‘’Latest issue of TBL arrived and has been keeping me entertained for days now. Particularly enjoyed the interview with Warren Grant, the investigative report on Zep’s first rehearsal, and the overview of Zep’s tour of Oz and NZ in 1972. Dave Lewis consistently provides interesting and highly entertaining commentary and photographs in every issue. If you’re a Zep fan and haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait another day.’’ Bill McCue, USA 

‘’Without Dave Lewis. so much Zep folklore would be scattered – his infectious enthusiasm makes us all become the young Zeppelin fans we used to be once again!’’ Kevin Hewick, Leicester UK

Put simply…if you love Led Zeppelin – you will love this magazine. 

In a word of websites and social media, the TBL magazine remains a true tangible Led Zeppelin artifact to be read, collected, stored and re- read, time and time again.  

TBL issue 34 is written, compiled and produced to enhance your appreciation of what is yet another great time to be Led Zeppelin fan. 

So click on the order link and indulge yourselves in some essential Zep reading …the arrival of the TBL magazine on your doorstep will add yet more enjoyment to these exciting ongoing Celebration Days…  

How To Order: 

Order the single issue TBL 34 from this link. 

 http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tblweb09/?page_id=18109 

Led Zeppelin – not just a band…more a way of life…Tight But Loose…not just a magazine...more a mini book.

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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