Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

  • 24 Sep 17:49
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Legendary UK rock guitarist, Jimmy Page made his name as a prolific studio musician during the early to mid-60s, before joining The Yardbirds. He stayed with them until they split in 1968, when he formed Led Zeppelin. Page’s stunning guitar work for the band ranged from the colossal riffs of Whole Lotta Love to the delicate acoustic work on Black Mountain Side; in many ways, Page was the foundation for their worldwide success. His post-Led Zeppelin work seemed to lack direction, dabbling in electronic music on the soundtrack of Death Wish II, before unsatisfying collaborations with several heavy rock frontmen. His solitary solo outing, 1988’s Outrider was promising rather than inspiring, but his album with Robert Plant, the ironically titled Unledded project which was followed by and an album of new material in 1998, was the real deal. There was a one-off Led Zeppelin reunion, with Jason Bonham on drums, in December 2007, at a memorial concert for Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Ertegun.

Followers: Scott Henderson, The White Stripes, Eddie Van Halen

Influenced By: James Burton, Bert Jansch, Otis Rush, B.B. King...


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