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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page with Led Zeppelin (2007).
Jimmy Page with Led Zeppelin (2007).
Background information
Birth name James Patrick Page
Born 9 January 1944 (1944-01-09) (age 64)
Heston, Middlesex, England
Genre(s) Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
Instrument(s) Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Dulcimer, Theremin
Years active 1962–present
Associated acts The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, The Firm, Coverdale-Page, Page and Plant, XYZ, The Black Crowes
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson EDS-1275
Danelectro 59 DC
Fender Telecaster

James Patrick Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he co-founded the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page playing guitar File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Heston is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... 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For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ...


Page has been described as "unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history".[1] In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Page #9 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[2] He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of The Yardbirds (1992)[3] and as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).[4] This article is about the music magazine. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ...

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Life and career

Early years

Page was born in the west London suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Miles Road, Epsom. Jimmy Page first picked up the guitar when he was 12 years old and, although he took a few lessons in nearby Kingston, was largely self-taught. Among his early influences were rockabilly guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton, who both played on recordings made by Elvis Presley. The Presley song "Baby Let's Play House" was an early favourite on one of his first electric guitars, a second hand 1959 Futurama Grazioso.[citation needed] Page's musical tastes included skiffle and acoustic folk playing, particularly that of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and the blues sounds of Elmore James, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Hubert Sumlin.[5] At the age of 14, Page appeared on Huw Wheldon's All Your Own talent quest programme in a skiffle trio, a popular English music genre of the time. One performance was televised[1]. Page said in an interview with Guitar Player magazine, "There was a lot of busking in the early days, but as I say, I had to come to grips with it, and it was a good schooling."[6] , Heston is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in West London, England. ... , See also Epsom, New Hampshire, and Epsom, New Zealand. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Winfield Scott Scotty Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden, Tennessee) is a legendary American guitarist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Herbert Jansch (born 3 November 1943[1]), known as Bert Jansch, is a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. ... John Renbourn (born August 8, 1944, Marylebone, North London, England) is a British guitarist and songwriter. ... Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues singer and guitarist. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Otis Rush (born April 29, 1934 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is a blues musician and guitarist. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman and Going Down. // King was born Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934. ... Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931) is a blues guitar player known as a both a solo artist and central element in Howlin Wolfs backup band. ... Sir Huw Wheldon OBE MC (7 May 1916–March 14, 1986) was a BBC broadcaster and executive. ... All Your Own was a BBC childrens television programme. ... Doghouse Skiffle Group Skiffle is a type of folk music with a jazz and blues influence, usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the washboard, tea chest bass, kazoo, cigar-box fiddle, musical saw, comb and paper, and so forth, as well as more conventional instruments such as acoustic... Guitar Player magazine contains articles, interviews, reviews and lessons of an eclectic collection of artists, genres and products. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ...


Page would take a guitar to school each day and have it confiscated and handed back to him at 4.00 pm.[7] He was interested in science and had an interview for a job as a Laboratory Assistant, but he chose to leave school to pursue music instead [7] and after brief stints backing Beat poet Royston Ellis and singer Red E. Lewis, Page was asked by singer Neil Christian to join his band The Crusaders. Page toured with Christian for approximately two years and later played on several of his records, including the November 1962 single, "The Road to Love". Royston Ellis, one of Englands answers to the American Beat Generation, was born on 10 February 1941 in Pinner, England. ... Neil Christian & the Crusaders are of of the Legendary British Rock and Roll bands of the 1960s. ...


During his stint with Christian, Page fell seriously ill with glandular fever and couldn't continue touring. While recovering, Page decided to put his musical career on the shelf and concentrate on his other love, painting. He enrolled at Sutton Art College in Surrey. As he explained in an interview in 1975: Infectious Mononucleosis, also known as mono (in North America. ... This article is about the English county. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

[I was] travelling around all the time in a bus. I did that for two years after I left school, to the point where I was starting to get really good bread. But I was getting ill. So I went back to art college. And that was a total change in direction. That's why I say it's possible to do. As dedicated as I was to playing the guitar, I knew doing it that way was doing me in forever. Every two months I had glandular fever. So for the next 18 months I was living on ten dollars a week and getting my strength up. But I was still playing.[8]

Session musician

While still a student, Page would often jam on stage at The Marquee with bands such as Cyril Davies' All Stars, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated and with guitarists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. He was spotted one night by John Gibb of The Silhouettes, who asked him to help record a number of singles for EMI, including "The Worrying Kind". It wasn't until an offer from Mike Leander of Decca Records that Page was to receive regular studio work. His first session for the label was the recording "Diamonds" by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan which went to Number 1 on the singles chart in early 1963. The Marquee is a legendary music club first located at 165 Oxford Street, London, England when it opened in 1958 with a range of jazz and skiffle acts. ... Cyril Davies All-Stars:L-R: Nicky Hopkins, Cyril Davies, Carlo Little, Rick Brown, Bernie Watson Cyril Davies (1932 - January 7, 1964) was a British harmonica player and blues musician. ... Alexis Korner (born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Korner, 19 April 1928 in Paris, France - died on 1 January 1984 in Westminster, London, England) Korner is probably best remembered as the Founding Father of British Blues and a pioneering blues musician. ... Blues Incorporated was a British R&B band in the early 1960s, which was led by Alexis Korner and which featured at various times such musicians as Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Danny Thompson, Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, and Dick Heckstall-Smith. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... The Silhouettes The Silhouettes were an American doo wop/R&B group, best known for their single Get A Job, which was a #1 hit on the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart and pop singles chart in 1958. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Mike Leander (30 June 1941 – 18 April 1996) was an arranger and record producer for Decca Records in the 60s and worked with such artists as Marianne Faithful, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, Joe Cocker, The Small Faces, Van Morrison, Alan Price, Peter Frampton, Keith Richards, Shirley Bassey, Lulu, Jimmy Page... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Diamonds is a song written by Jerry Lordan. ... Jet Harris (real name Terence Harris) was the bass guitarist and leader of The Shadows until April 1962. ... Daniel Joseph Anthony Tony Meehan, (March 2, 1943 – November 28, 2005), was one of the founder members of the British group The Shadows, along with Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch. ...


After brief stints with Carter-Lewis and the Southerners, Mike Hurst's group, and Mickey Finn and the Blue Men, Page committed himself to full-time session work. As a session guitarist he was known as 'Little Jim' so there was no confusion with Big Jim Sullivan. Page was the favoured session guitarist of producer Shel Talmy, and therefore he ended up doing session work on songs for The Who and The Kinks as a direct result of the Talmy connection.[9] This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Mike Hurst, born 1943, musician and record producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jim Sullivan made a cameo appearance in the 1976 Science Fiction TV series Space 1999. ... Shel Talmy (born August 11, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a notable record producer. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ...


Page's studio output in 1964 included Marianne Faithfull's "As Tears Go By", The Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road", The Rolling Stones' "Heart of Stone" (released on Metamorphosis), Van Morrison & Them's "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Here Comes the Night", Dave Berry's "The Crying Game" and "My Baby Left Me", and Brenda Lee's "Is It True". Under the auspices of producer Talmy, Page contributed to The Kinks' 1964 debut album and he sat in on the sessions for The Who's first single "I Can't Explain" (although Pete Townshend was reluctant to allow Page's contribution on the final recording, Page did play on the B-side "Bald Headed Woman".) Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull[1][2](born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and diarist whose career spans over four decades. ... As Tears Go By is a song written by The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards and most popularly recorded by British singer Marianne Faithfull in 1964. ... The Nashville Teens are a British pop band formed in Weybridge, Surrey in 1962. ... Tobacco Road is a song by John D. Loudermilk that was a 1964 hit for The Nashville Teens. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Heart Of Stone is a song by the English rock n roll band the Rolling Stones. ... Metamorphosis is the third compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Kleins ABKCO Records (who usurped control of the bands Decca/London material in 1970) after the bands departure from Decca and Klein. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. ... Them was a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, best known for the garage rock standard Gloria and launching singer Van Morrisons career. ... Baby, Please Dont Go is a song by Big Joe Williams. ... For other songs with this title, see Here Comes the Night (disambiguation). ... Dave Berry was born David Holgate Grundy in Woodhouse, Sheffield, England, on February 6, 1941. ... The Crying Game is a song written by Geoff Stephens, and first released by Dave Berry in July 1964. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... I Cant Explain is a song released by English rock band The Who in 1965, written by Pete Townshend and produced by Shel Talmy. ... Bald Headed Woman is a song written by Shel Talmy and released by The Kinks on their first album on October 2, 1964[1] and The Who in 1965. ...


In 1965, Page was hired by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham to act as house producer and A&R man for the newly-formed Immediate Records label, which also allowed him to play on and/or produce tracks by John Mayall, Nico, Chris Farlowe, Twice as Much and Eric Clapton. Page also formed a brief songwriting partnership with then romantic interest, Jackie DeShannon. He worked as session musician on the Al Stewart album Love Chronicles in 1969, and played guitar on five tracks of Joe Cocker's debut album, With a Little Help from My Friends. Andrew Loog Oldham (born 1944) is a British rock and roll producer, impresario and author. ... Immediate Records was a British record label, started in 1965 by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, concentrating on the London based British blues scene. ... For the photographer, see John Jabez Edwin Mayall. ... For other uses, see Nico (disambiguation). ... Chris Farlowe is an English pop singer and one-time amateur boxer. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Music. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Jackie DeShannon, real name Sharon Lee Myers, (born August 21, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. ... Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart on September 5, 1945, Glasgow, Scotland), is a British singer-songwriter and musician. ... Love Chronicles is the second album of folk rock artist Al Stewart, released in 1969. ... Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... With a Little Help from My Friends is a 1969 album by Joe Cocker. ...


When questioned about which songs he played on, especially ones where some controversy as to what his exact role was, Page often points out that it is hard to remember exactly what he did given the huge number of sessions he was playing at the time.[9]


Although Page recorded with many notable musicians, many of these early tracks are only available through bootlegged copies, several of which were released by the Led Zeppelin fan club in the late 1970s. The records released by the fan club include many otherwise unreleased live Led Zeppelin recordings. One of the rarest of these is the early jam session featuring Jimmy Page playing with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, featuring a cover of "Little Queen of Spades" by Robert Johnson. For other uses, see Bootleg. ... English rock band Led Zeppelin were, throughout the decade of the 1970s, one of the worlds most frequently bootlegged performers. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and founding member of The Rolling Stones. ... Robert Johnson, born Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. ...


Page has stated that his time as a session player served as extremely good schooling for his development as a musician:

My session work was invaluable. At one point I was playing at least three sessions a day, six days a week! And I rarely ever knew in advance what I was going to be playing. But I learned things even on my worst sessions -- and believe me, I played on some horrendous things. I finally called it quits after I started getting calls to do Muzak. I decided I couldn't live that life anymore; it was getting too silly. I guess it was destiny that a week after I quit doing sessions Paul Samwell-Smith left The Yardbirds, and I was able to take his place. But being a session musician was good fun in the beginning -- the studio discipline was great. They'd just count the song off, and you couldn't make any mistakes.[5]

The Yardbirds

Main article: The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds, 1966. Clockwise from left: Jeff Beck, Page, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, and Chris Dreja.
The Yardbirds, 1966. Clockwise from left: Jeff Beck, Page, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, and Chris Dreja.

In late 1964 Page was approached about the possibility of replacing Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds, but he declined the offer out of loyalty to his friend. In February 1965 Clapton quit the Yardbirds, and Page was formally offered Clapton's spot, but because he was unwilling to give up his lucrative career as a session musician, and because he was still worried about his health under touring conditions, he suggested his friend, Jeff Beck, fill the position. On May 16, 1966, drummer Keith Moon, bass player John Paul Jones, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, Jeff Beck and Page recorded "Beck's Bolero" in London's IBC Studios. The experience gave Page an idea to form a new supergroup featuring Beck, along with The Who's John Entwistle on bass and Keith Moon on drums. However, the lack of a quality vocalist and contractual problems prevented the project from getting off the ground. During this time Entwistle suggested the name "Lead Zeppelin" for the first time, after Moon commented that the proceedings would take to the air like a lead balloon. Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... John Paul Jones (born John Baldwin on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician, and was known for being the bassist, the keyboardist and the mandolinist for rock band Led Zeppelin from its inception until the bands breakup following the death of John Bonham... Nicholas Nicky Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Ealing, West London – September 6, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) was an English musician who featured on scores of the most important British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s, playing piano and organ. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Becks Bolero is a short, rock-based instrumental piece heavily influenced by Maurice Ravels Bolero, recorded by Jeff Beck with Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Keith Moon on drums. ... The IBC Recording Studios (IBC: International Broadcasting Company) were recording studios in 35 Portland Place, London, England. ... This article is about the term in rock music. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band The Who. ... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Zeppelins are types of rigid airships pioneered by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century, based in part on an earlier design by aviation pioneer David Schwarz. ...


Within weeks, Page was again offered a spot in the Yardbirds and at first played bass guitar with the group after the departure of Paul Samwell-Smith, before finally switching to twin lead guitar with Beck when Chris Dreja moved to bass. The musical potential of the line-up however was scuttled by interpersonal conflicts caused by constant touring and a lack of commercial success, although they released one single, "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago". (While Page and Jeff Beck played together in The Yardbirds, the trio of Page, Beck and Eric Clapton never played in the original group all at the same time. The three guitarists did appear on stage together at the ARMS charity concerts in 1983.) A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Paul Samwell-Smith was the founding member and bassist of the 1960s British band, The Yardbirds. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Former rhythm guitarist and later bassist for the mid-sixties British band The Yardbirds. ... Happenings Ten Years Time Ago is the first single by the Yardbirds with guitarist Jimmy Page in the band. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). ...


After Beck's departure, the Yardbirds remained a quartet. They recorded one album with Page on lead guitar, Little Games. The album received indifferent reviews and was not a commercial success, peaking at only number 80 on the Billboard Music Charts. Though their studio sound was fairly commercial at the time, the band's live performances were in total contrast with this, becoming heavier and more experimental. These concerts featured musical aspects that Page would later perfect with Led Zeppelin, most notably performances of "Dazed and Confused". Little Games is an album by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Dazed and Confused is a song by folk singer Jake Holmes from his debut solo album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June, 1967. ...


Despite the departure of Keith Relf and Jim McCarty in 1968, Page wished to continue the group with a new line-up to fulfill unfinished tour dates in Scandinavia. He recruited vocalist Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham, and was contacted by John Paul Jones who asked to join, to which Page agreed. During the Scandinavian tour the new group appeared as "The New Yardbirds", but soon recalled the old joke by Keith Moon and John Entwistle. Page stuck with that name to use for his new band. Peter Grant changed it to "Led Zeppelin," to avoid a mispronunciation of "Leed Zeppelin." Keith Relf (born Keith William Relf) is best known as the lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds. ... Jim McCarty was a guitarist from Michigan. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ... Led Zeppelins 1968 tour of Scandinavia was a concert tour of Denmark and Sweden by the English rock band. ...


Led Zeppelin

Main article: Led Zeppelin

Page has explained that he had a very specific idea in mind as to what he wanted Led Zeppelin to be, right from the very beginning: For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ...

I had a lot of ideas from my days with The Yardbirds. The Yardbirds allowed me to improvise a lot in live performance and I started building a textbook of ideas that I eventually used in Zeppelin. In addition to those ideas, I wanted to add acoustic textures. Ultimately, I wanted Zeppelin to be a marriage of blues, hard rock and acoustic music topped with heavy choruses -- a combination that had never been done before. Lots of light and shade in the music.[5]

Influence

Page's past experiences both in the studio and with the Yardbirds were very influential in contributing to the success of Led Zeppelin in the 1970s. As a producer, composer, and guitarist he helped make Led Zeppelin a prototype for many future rock bands, and was one of the major driving forces behind the rock sound of that era, influencing a host of other guitarists.[10] For example, his sped up, downstroke guitar riff in "Communication Breakdown" is cited as guitarist Johnny Ramone's inspiration for his punk-defining, strictly downstroke guitar strumming, while Page's landmark guitar solo from the song "Heartbreaker" has been credited by Eddie Van Halen as the inspiration for his two-hand tapping technique after he saw Led Zeppelin perform in 1971. Page's solo in the famous epic "Stairway to Heaven" has been voted by readers of various guitar magazines, including Guitar World and Total Guitar, as the greatest guitar solo of all time, and he was named 'Guitarist of the Year' five years straight during the 1970s by Creem magazine. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Communication Breakdown is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin. ... John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the guitarist for the seminal punk rock group The Ramones. ... Guitar solos are a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. ... Heartbreaker is a song from Led Zeppelins 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. It was credited to all four members of the band. ... Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955)[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. ... This article is about the music technique. ... This article is about the Led Zeppelin song. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Total Guitar is a monthly magazine in the United Kingdom. ... CREEM, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, was a monthly rock n roll publication started in 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. ...


Effects

For the recording of most of Led Zeppelin material from Led Zeppelin's second album onwards, Page used a Gibson Les Paul guitar with Marshall amplification. During the studio sessions for Led Zeppelin, and later for recording the guitar solo in "Stairway To Heaven", he also used a Fender Telecaster. He also used a Danelectro DC-59, mainly for slide guitar parts. He usually recorded in studio with a Vox AC30, Fender, and Orange amplification. His use of the Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKII fuzzbox ("How Many More Times"), slide guitar ("You Shook Me", "Dancing Days", "In My Time of Dying", "What Is And What Should Never Be"), pedal steel guitar ("Your Time Is Gonna Come", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", "Tangerine", "That's the Way" and for effect at the very end of "Over the Hills and Far Away"), and acoustic guitar ("Gallows Pole", "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp") also demonstrated his versatility and creativity as a composer. Led Zeppelin II is the second album released by English rock band Led Zeppelin in 1969. ... -1... ... Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut album of English hard rock band, Led Zeppelin. ... The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... 2007 Danelectro Pro reissue Danelectro is a manufacturer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units. ... A 1965 Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1A, one of the first commercially available fuzzboxes. ... How Many More Times is the last song by English rock band Led Zeppelin on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin. ... For the technique, see Slide (guitar technique). ... You Shook Me is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir. ... A Song Infobox has been requested for this article. ... In My Time of Dying is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti. ... What Is and What Should Never Be is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. It was written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... Your Time Is Gonna Come is a song by the rock group Led Zeppelin, from their debut album. ... Babe Im Gonna Leave You is a folk song written and recorded by Anne Bredon in the 1950s. ... Tangerine is the name of several songs: A Led Zeppelin song Tangerine with a country western tinged and acoustic feel from the Led Zeppelin III album. ... Thats the Way is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their third album, Led Zeppelin III, released in 1970. ... Over the Hills and Far Away is the third track from English rock band Led Zeppelins 1973 album Houses of the Holy. ... Gallows Pole (also known as Hangman) is a song most famously recorded by Led Zeppelin, but originating in folk music and earlier performed by such folk singers as Leadbelly. ... Bron-Yr-Aur (often misspelt Bron-Y-Aur - in fact it was actually spelt this way on earlier releases of Zeppelins album Physical Graffiti) is the cottage in Wales where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote much of Led Zeppelin III in 1970 after a grueling US tour. ...


Page is famous for playing his guitar with a Violin bow, as on the songs "Dazed and Confused" and "How Many More Times". This was a technique he developed during his session days, although strictly speaking he was not the first guitarist to use a bow, since Eddie Phillips of The Creation had done so prior to Page.[9] On MTV's Led Zeppelin Rockumentary, Page said that he obtained the idea of playing the guitar with a bow from David McCallum, Sr. who was also a session musician. Page used his Fender Telecaster and later his Gibson Les Paul for his bow solos. A cello bow In music, a bow is a device pulled across the strings of a string instrument in order to make them vibrate and emit sound. ... Dazed and Confused is a song by folk singer Jake Holmes from his debut solo album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June, 1967. ... How Many More Times is the last song by English rock band Led Zeppelin on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin. ... Eddie Phillips originally recorded with the Mark Four and then The Creation, a band that was often labelled a Who clone by legions of deaf dumb and blind. ... The Creation were an English psychedelic rock band formed in 1966 by Kenny Pickett (born Kenneth George Pickett September 3rd 1947 in Ware, Hertfordshire - died January 10th 1997) on vocals, Eddie Phillips (born Edwin Michael Phillips August 15th, 1941 in Leytonstone) on lead guitar, Mick Thompson on rhythm guitar, Jack... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... David McCallum, Sr. ...


On a number of Led Zeppelin songs Page experimented with feedback devices and a theremin. He used a Wah-wah pedal but not always in the traditional way of rocking it back and forth as done by Jimi Hendrix and other contemporaries; instead, he put it fully forward in the treble position to get a sharper tone. Léon Theremin playing an early theremin The theremin (originally pronounced but often anglicized as [1]), or thereminvox, is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. ... This article is about the effect pedal, also known as a Wah. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


Music production techniques

Page is credited for the innovations in sound recording he brought to the studio during the years he was a member of Led Zeppelin.[11][12] During the late 1960s, most British music producers placed microphones directly in front of amplifiers and drums, resulting in the sometimes "tinny" sound of the recordings of the era. Page commented to Guitar World magazine that he felt the drum sounds of the day in particular "sounded like cardboard boxes."[11] Instead, Page was a fan of 1950s recording techniques; Sun Studios being a particular favourite. In the same Guitar World interview, Page remarked, "Recording used to be a science," and "[engineers] used to have a maxim: distance equals depth." Taking this maxim to heart, Page developed the idea of placing an additional microphone some distance from the amplifier (as much as twenty feet) and then recording the balance between the two. By adopting this technique, Page became one of the first British producers to record a band's "ambient sound" - the distance of a note's time-lag from one end of the room to the other.[13] Microphones redirects here. ... For the British rock band of the same name, see Amplifier (band). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Sun Studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. ...


For the recording of several Led Zeppelin tracks, such as "Whole Lotta Love" and "You Shook Me", Page additionally utilised "reverse echo" - a technique which he claims to have invented himself while with The Yardbirds (he had originally developed the method when recording the 1967 single "Ten Little Indians").[11] This production technique involved hearing the echo before the main sound instead of after it, achieved by turning the tape over and employing the echo on a spare track, then turning the tape back over again to get the echo preceding the signal. Alternate Cover Audio sample Info (help· info) Whole Lotta Love is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, featured as the opening track on their second album, Led Zeppelin II. It was their first hit single. ... You Shook Me is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir. ... Reverse echo or reverb is a slightly unusual sound effect created as the result of recording an echo or delayed signal of an audio recording whilst being played backwards. ...


Page has stated that, as producer, he deliberately changed the audio engineers on Led Zeppelin albums, from Glyn Johns for the first album, to Eddie Kramer for Led Zeppelin II, to Andy Johns for Led Zeppelin III and later albums. He explained that "I consciously kept changing engineers because I didn't want people to think that they were responsible for our sound. I wanted people to know it was me."[11] An Audio Engineer is a person recording, editing, manipulating, mixing and mastering sound by technical means. ... Glyn Johns (born February 15, 1942 in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a recording engineer and record producer. ... Eddie Kramer is an audio engineer and producer who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Curtis Mayfield, Santana, Anthrax, Carly Simon and Robin Trower. ... Led Zeppelin II is the second album released by English rock band Led Zeppelin in 1969. ... Andy Johns, younger brother of famous Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns, father of HURT drummer Evan Johns and uncle of Kings of Leon and Ryan Adams producer Ethan Johns (son of Glyn Johns) is a prolific engineer and producer. ... Led Zeppelin III, the third album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, was released October 5, 1970 by Atlantic Records. ...


In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 1993, Page remarked on his work as a producer:

Many people think of me as just a riff guitarist, but I think of myself in broader terms... [A]s a producer I would like to be remembered as someone who was able to sustain a band of unquestionable individual talent, and push it to the forefront during its working career. I think I really captured the best of our output, growth, change and maturity on tape -- the multifaceted gem that is Led Zeppelin.[5]

Post-Led Zeppelin career

Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham at Page's home, The Old Mill House at Clewer in Berkshire. Page made a successful return to the stage at a Jeff Beck show in March 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon.[14] Page appeared with the A.R.M.S. (Action Research for Multiple Sclerosis) charity series of concerts in 1983 which honoured Small Faces bass player Ronnie Lane, who suffered from the disease. A 1984 video of a London A.R.M.S. concert was released featuring two songs from Page's work on the Death Wish II soundtrack, featuring Steve Winwood on vocals, and an on stage jam of "Layla" reunited Page with Yardbirds guitarists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. The Madison Square Garden show featured vocals by future The Firm vocalist Paul Rodgers. During the tour Page looked extremely thin and frail.[citation needed] According to the book Hammer of the Gods, Page reportedly told friends that he'd just given up heroin after seven years of use. John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ... Map sources for Clewer at grid reference TQ073693 Clewer is an area of Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination. ... This article is about the group Small Faces. ... Ronald Lane (April 1, 1946 - June 4, 1997) was an English singer, songwriter and bass player (nicknamed Plonk) best known for his membership in two prominent English rock bands, Small Faces (1965-69) and Faces (1970-75). ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Layla is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ...


Page next linked up with Roy Harper for an album (Whatever Happened to Jugula?) and occasional concerts, performing a predominantly acoustic set at folk festivals under various guises such as the MacGregors, and Themselves. In 1984, Page recorded with former Zeppelin vocalist, Robert Plant as The Honeydrippers, and with John Paul Jones on the film soundtrack Scream for Help. He also teamed up with Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Free fame to record two albums under the name The Firm. The first album was the self-titled The Firm, followed by Mean Business in 1986. Popular songs included the commercially successful "Radioactive", and "Closer", which employs a horn section to subtle effect. The cover version of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" featured vocals by Paul Rodgers but was never released as a single. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart. Various other projects soon followed such as session work for Graham Nash, Box of Frogs, the Rolling Stones (on their 1986 single "One Hit (to the Body)"), and Robert Plant, a solo album Outrider, a collaboration with David Coverdale in Coverdale-Page. In addition, he also collaborated with director Michael Winner to record the Death Wish II and subsequent Death Wish 3 soundtrack, released in 1982 and 1985 respectively. Several of these albums Page recorded and produced at his own recording studio, The Sol in Cookham, which he had purchased from Gus Dudgeon in the early 1980s. Roy Harper (born June 12, 1941), is an English rock singer-songwriter / guitarist who specialises in folk music. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Robert Plant performing live on stage at the University of East Anglia in November 2002. ... John Paul Jones (born John Baldwin on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician, and was known for being the bassist, the keyboardist and the mandolinist for rock band Led Zeppelin from its inception until the bands breakup following the death of John Bonham... Paul Rodgers, (born December 17, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for being a member of Free and Bad Company. ... This article is about the English rock band. ... Free was a British R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums, while lead guitarist Paul... For the hip hop group, see Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album. ... The Firm is a studio album by The Firm, released by Atlantic Records on March 2, 1985. ... Mean Business Mean Business is a studio album by The Firm, released by Atlantic Records on April 2, 1986. ... Youve Lost That Lovin Feeling is a song by the Righteous Brothers. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... Box of Frogs were a blues-based hard rock band featuring former members of the 1960s group, The Yardbirds. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... One Hit (to the Body) is the opening track to English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones 1986 album Dirty Work. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... Outrider is an album by Jimmy Page, released by Geffen Records on June 19, 1988. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coverdale Page is an album by Jimmy Page and Whitesnake singer David Coverdale, released by Geffen Records on March 27, 1993. ... Michael Winner (born 30 October 1935) is an English film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United States, also known as a food critic for the Sunday Times. ... Death Wish II is a soundtrack album by Jimmy Page, released by Swan Song Records on March 1, 1982 to accompany the film Death Wish II. Page uses a Roland guitar synthesizer on a number of tracks. ... Death Wish 3 is the second sequel to Death Wish. ... , Cookham is a village and civil parish in the north-easternmost corner of Berkshire in England, on the River Thames. ... Gus Dudgeon (1942 - 2002) was a British record producer, and the inventor of audio sampling as a musical device. ...


The surviving members of Led Zeppelin re-formed in 1985 for the Live Aid concert with both Phil Collins and Tony Thompson filling drum duties. However, the band considered their performance to be sub-standard with Page going on stage heavily intoxicated[citation needed] and let down by a poorly-tuned Les Paul. They were one of the few Live Aid acts to refuse permission for their segment to be included in the 20th anniversary DVD release of the concert. In 1986, Page reunited temporarily with his Yardbirds bandmates to play on several tracks of the Box of Frogs album Strange Land. The band also re-formed for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary show on 14 May, 1988. Page, Plant and Jones, as well as John Bonham's son Jason Bonham closed the 12-hour show. The band have also played together at various private family functions. Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Tony Thompson (November 15, 1954 – November 12, 2003) was a session drummer with a long list of studio credits. ... Box of Frogs were a blues-based hard rock band featuring former members of the 1960s group, The Yardbirds. ... Box of Frogs two albums, Box of Frogs and Strange Land, were reissued on a single disc by Renaissance Records in 1996. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ... Jason Bonham (born July 13, 1966) is an English drummer and son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. ...


In 1990, a Knebworth concert to aid the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the British School for Performing Arts and Technology saw Plant unexpectedly joined by Page to perform "Misty Mountain Hop", "Wearing and Tearing" and "Rock and Roll". This article details all the concerts held to date in the grounds of Knebworth House in the village of Knebworth. ... Misty Mountain Hop is a song from Led Zeppelins untitled fourth album. ... Wearing and Tearing is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin. ... Rock and Roll is a song by British rock band Led Zeppelin, which was first released as the second track of their untitled fourth album in 1971. ...


In 1994, Page reunited with Plant for the penultimate performance in MTV's "Unplugged" series. The 90-minute special, dubbed Unledded, premiered to the highest ratings in MTV's history. In October of the same year, the session was released as the CD No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, and in 2004 as the DVD No Quarter Unledded. Following a highly successful mid-90s tour to support No Quarter, Page and Plant recorded 1998's Walking into Clarksdale. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Unplugged refers to musicians performing live using only acoustic instruments; that is, without plugging in amplified instruments (e. ... No Quarter is a live album by Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released by Atlantic Records on October 14, 1994. ... Walking Into Clarksdale is a studio album by Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released by Atlantic Records on April 21, 1998. ...


Since 1990, Page has been heavily involved in remastering the entire Led Zeppelin back catalogue and is currently participating in various charity concerts and charity work, particularly the Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC Trust), founded by his wife Jimena Gomez-Paratcha in 1998. In the same year, Page played guitar for rap singer/producer Puff Daddy's song "Come with Me," which heavily samples Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and was included in the soundtrack of Godzilla. The two later performed the song on Saturday Night Live. A live album and tour with The Black Crowes follow in 1999. In 2001 he made an appearance on stage with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd at the MTV Europe Video Music Awards in Frankfurt, where they performed a version of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You".[15] The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... Come with Me is a song by Puff Daddy associated with 1998s Godzilla film. ... Kashmir is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti. ... Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. ... SNL redirects here. ... The Black Crowes are an American, blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums. ... Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American singer, known primarily as the founder of nu metal band Limp Bizkit. ... Wesley Reid Scantlin[1] (born June 9, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a songwriter and guitarist for the hit band Puddle Of Mudd. ... Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Thank You is a song written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page which was released by Led Zeppelin on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. It was a slow ballad and it signaled a deeper involvment in song writing by Robert Plant. ...


In 2005, Page was awarded the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his Brazilian charity work at Task Brazil,[16] made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro later that year, and was awarded a Grammy award.[17] The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... This article is about the Brazilian city. ...


In November 2006, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. The television broadcasting of the event consisted of an introduction to the band by various famous admirers, a presentation of an award to Jimmy Page and then a short speech by the guitarist. After this, rock group Wolfmother played a tribute to Led Zeppelin, playing the song "Communication Breakdown".[18][19] The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ... Wolfmother is a Grammy Award winning hard rock band from Australia. ... Communication Breakdown is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin. ...


On 6 January 2007, Page was featured at #19 on Channel 4's The Ultimate Hellraiser, a countdown of music's top 25 who "lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle". The show's reason for featuring Page was almost exclusively attributed to the groupies who toured with Led Zeppelin. In addition, many of John Bonham's shenanigans (for example driving a motorcycle down a hotel corridor) were blamed on Page. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the British television station. ...


On 2 December 2007, Contacmusic.com confirmed that Page was "Too traumatised for Zeppelin reunion" until now. He states in the article, "After John Bonham's death I spent 15 years not even wanting to think about Led Zeppelin. But I also have difficulty thinking it's all over. Now at least one concert is planned and I'm incredibly happy about that." is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 2006, Page attended the induction of Led Zeppelin to the UK Music Hall of Fame. During an interview for the BBC for said event, he expressed plans to record new material in 2007, saying "It's an album that I really need to get out of my system... there's a good album in there and it's ready to come out" and "Also there will be some Zeppelin things on the horizon".[citation needed] The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ...


Personal life

Page's daughter, Scarlet Page (born March 1971), is a photographer. Her mother, Charlotte Martin is a former model, who was his common-law wife from 1970 to 1983, she had a cameo appearance in the 1976 film The Song Remains the Same.[citation needed] Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are not legally married. ... The Song Remains the Same (also known as TSRTS) is a concert film by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ...


Page also had relationships with a number of other women in the 1970s, including Pamela Des Barres, Lori Maddox, Krissy Wood (the wife of Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones) and Bebe Buell.[20] Pamela Des Barres in NYC 2007 Pamela Des Barres aka Miss Pamela (born Pamela Ann Miller on September 9, 1948) is a former rock and roll groupie, author, and magazine writer. ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Bebe Buell traveled in celebrity circles most of her life. ...


From 1986 to 1995 Page was married to Patricia Ecker, a model and waitress. They have a son, James Patrick Page III (born April 1988). Jimmy Page is now married to Jimena Gomez-Paratcha. They have two children named Zofia Jade (born June 1997) and Ashen Josan (born January 1999). Jimena has a daughter Jana (born 1995) from a previous relationship.[21]


In 1972 Page bought, from Richard Harris, the home which William Burges designed for himself in London, The Tower House. "I had an interest going back to my teens in the pre-Raphaelite movement and the architecture of Burges," he said. "What a wonderful world to discover." The reputation of William Burges (1827-1881) rests on his extravagant designs and his contribution to the Gothic revival in architecture in the nineteenth century.[22] For other persons named Richard Harris, see Richard Harris (disambiguation). ... William Burges William Burges (1827-1881) was an English architect and designer with influences which continue today. ... Tower House, was designed by William Burges in 1877 and was the architects own home. ...


From the mid 1970s to 2004 Page owned 'The Mill House', Mill Lane, Windsor, UK - formerly the home of actor Michael Caine. Fellow Led Zeppelin band member John Bonham died at the house in 1980. This article is about the English actor. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ...


From the early 1970s to well into the 1980s, Jimmy Page owned the Boleskine House, the former residence of occultist Aleister Crowley. Sections of Page's fantasy sequence in the film The Song Remains the Same were filmed at night on the mountain side directly behind Boleskine House. Boleskine House (boll-ESS-kin) was the estate of Aleister Crowley from 1899 to 1913. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947, pronounced ) was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and yogi. ...


Interest in the occult

In the early 1970s, Jimmy Page owned an occult bookshop and publishing house, "The Equinox Booksellers and Publishers" in Kensington High Street, London, eventually closing it as the increasing success of Led Zeppelin resulted in his having insufficient time to devote to it. The company published a facsimile of Crowley's 1904 edition of The Goetia. The seriousness of Page's intent was demonstrated by the dust wrapper being printed on the notoriously fragile camel hair paper of the original. For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). ... cover of the 1995 reprint The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King is a 1904 book by Aleister Crowley and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. ...


The appearance of four symbols on the jacket of Led Zeppelin's fourth album have been linked to Page's interest in the occult. It is generally accepted that the four symbols represented each member of the band. During tours and performances after the release of Led Zeppelin IV, Page often had zodiac symbols embroidered on his clothes (referred to as his "Dragon Suit", it included the signs for Capricorn, Scorpio and Cancer which are Page's Sun, Ascendant and Moon signs, respectively) along with the so-called "ZoSo" symbol. The source of the ZoSo symbol itself is no longer a mystery but the meaning of it still is; it originated in 'Ars Magica Arteficii' (1557) by J Cardan, an old alchemical grimoire, where it has been identified as a sigil consisting of zodiac signs. The sigil is reproduced in "Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils" by Fred Gettings, published in 1982 by Routledge & Kegan Paul (see here). It had previously been conjectured that the symbol was derived from various occult and mystical sources, most notably The Kabbalah, a stylised "666" from Aleister Crowley's Equinox publication or from Austin Osman Spare's "Zos Speaks"' but these are now considered to be probably incorrect. It has also been alleged that the symbol is merely a doodle that Page scribbled while on the telephone. The untitled fourth album of English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. ... For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ... This design for an amulet comes from the Black Pullet grimoire. ... An excerpt from Sefer Raziel HaMalakh, featuring various magical sigils (or סגולות, seguloth, in Hebrew). ... This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. ... For other uses, see Number of the Beast (disambiguation). ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947, pronounced ) was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and yogi. ... Austin Osman Spare Austin Osman Spare (December 30, 1886 - May 15, 1956) was an English artist and magician. ...


The artwork inside the album cover of Led Zeppelin IV is from a painting by Barrington Colby Mom, influenced by the traditional Rider/Waite Tarot card design for the card called "The Hermit". Page transforms into this character during his segment of the movie "The Song Remains the Same".


The artwork for the Swan Song Records label, which was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974, as a vehicle for the band to promote its own products. The Swan Song company logo, depicting a writhing winged man (sans genitalia) in the sky, was based on Evening: Fall of Day (1869) by painter William Rimmer, featuring a picture of the mythological Greek god of light and reason, Apollo, although often it is mistakenly misinterpreted as the classical Greek hero Icarus, who flew too close to the Sun, or Lucifer, a fallen angel who was cast out of heaven and then became Satan.[23] Swan Song Records was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... William Rimmer (20 February 1816-20 August 1879) was an American artist born in Liverpool, England. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Icarus and Daedalus by Frederic Leighton In Greek mythology, Icarus (Latin, Greek – Íkaros, Etruscan – Vicare, German – Ikarus) was son of Daedalus, famous for his death by falling into the sea when he flew too close to the sun, melting the wax holding his artificial wings together. ... This article is about the star or fallen angel. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ...


During the time of the PMRC hearing of the 1980s there were some accusations claiming the song "Stairway to Heaven" had allegedly satanic reverse-audio messages (known at the time as "backwards masking") in the verse that starts with the line 'If there's a bustle in your hedgerow'. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... This article is about the Led Zeppelin song. ... Satanism is a religious or philosophical movement centered around Satan or another entity identified with Satan, or centered around the forces of nature, particularly human nature, represented by Satan as an archetype. ... Backmasking (also incorrectly known as backward masking) is an audio technique in which sounds are recorded backwards onto a track that is meant to be played forwards. ...


Page was commissioned to write the soundtrack music for the film Lucifer Rising by another occultist and Crowley admirer, underground movie director Kenneth Anger. Page even allowed Anger to film a portion of this movie in the basement of Tower House (Page's London residence). In the end Page produced 23 minutes of music which Anger felt were useless because the film ran for 28 minutes and Anger wanted the film to have a full soundtrack. Anger claimed Page took three years to deliver the music, and the final product was only 23 minutes of droning. On top of that, the director slammed the guitarist in the press by calling him a "dabbler" in the occult and an addict. Anger accused Page of "having an affair with the White Lady" and being too strung out on drugs to complete the project. Page countered claiming he had fulfilled all his obligations, even going so far as to lend Anger his own film editing equipment to help him finish the project. Bootlegs of Page's soundtrack for the project exist and were highly prized by Page's fans until an album also titled "Lucifer Rising" was released by Boleskine House Records on June 19, 1987. The blue vinyl disc contains all 23 minutes of the soundtrack music that Page provided for the movie. The introduction to Led Zeppelin's song "In the Evening" is said to be taken from the unfinished soundtrack, most of which was recorded by running a guitar through a synthesiser. Lucifer Rising is a short film by director Kenneth Anger. ... Kenneth Anger Kenneth Anger (born February 3, 1927 in Santa Monica, California as Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer) is an underground avant-garde film-maker and author. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


Although Page collected works by Crowley, he never described himself as a Thelemite nor was he ever initiated into the O.T.O., and has since distanced himself from anything to do with the occult movement. The Equinox Bookstore and Boleskine House were both sold off during the 1980s, as Page settled into family life and participated in charity work.


Drug use

Page himself has admitted to heavy use of drugs throughout the 1970s. In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 2003, he stated that: Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ...

I can't speak for the [other members of the band], but for me drugs were an integral part of the whole thing, right from the beginning, right to the end.[24]

In 1973 Led Zeppelin's main choice of drug was cocaine,[25] with Page, drummer John Bonham along with manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole, becoming regular users.[26] After the band's concert tour of the United States in that year, Page told Nick Kent: For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ... Peter Grant in 1973 Peter Grant, (April 5, 1935 – November 21, 1995) was a manager for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Bad Company, and a record executive for Swan Song Records. ... Some factual claims in this article or section need to be verified. ... Led Zeppelins 1973 North American Tour was the ninth concert tour of North America by the English rock band. ... Nick Kent (born December 24, 1951) is a British rock critic. ...

Oh, everyone went over the top a few times. I know I did and, to be honest with you, I don't really remember much of what happened.[27]

In 1976, Page began to use heroin, a fact attributed to Richard Cole, who stated that Page (as well as himself) was taking the drug during the recording sessions of the album Presence in that year, and that Page admitted to him shortly afterwards that he was addicted to the drug.[28] Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... Presence is the seventh studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on March 31, 1976. ... This article is about the concept of addiction. ...


By Led Zeppelin's 1977 tour of the United States, Page's heroin addiction was beginning to hamper his guitar playing performances.[13][1][20] By this time the guitarist had lost a noticeable amount of weight. His onstage appearance was not the only obvious change, his addiction caused Page to become so inward and isolated it altered the dynamic between him and Plant considerably.[29] During the recording sessions for In Through the Out Door in 1978, Page's diminished influence on the album (relative to bassist John Paul Jones) is partly attributed to his ongoing heroin addiction, which resulted in his absence from the studio for long periods of time.[30] Led Zeppelins 1977 North American Tour was the eleventh and final concert tour of North America by the English rock band. ... In Through the Out Door is the final studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded in November and December of 1978 at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and released by Swan Song Records on 15 August, 1979. ...


Page reportedly kicked his heroin habit in the early 1980s.[31] In a 1988 interview with Musician magazine, Page took offense when the interviewer noted that heroin had been associated with his name, and insisted that "I'm not an addict, thank you very much." Musician (c. ...


In an interview he gave to Q magazine in 2003, Page responded to a question as to whether he regrets getting so involved in heroin and cocaine: Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ...

I don't regret it at all because when I needed to be really focused, I was really focused. That's it. Both Presence and In Through the Out Door were only recorded in three weeks: that's really going some. You've got to be on top of it.[32]

Accolades and tributes

  • In 2001 he was voted London's greatest guitarist in Total Guitar magazine's poll of the greatest 12 British guitarists.[33]
  • In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named him number nine on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time".[2]
  • Clive Winston, a character in the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 video game Guitar Hero II, wears clothes resembling Page's "Dragon Suit" used in Led Zeppelin's late 75 into 77 concerts as well as playing guitar solos with a violin bow when Star Power is activated and also has dragons as the design on his guitar neck, in a tribute to Page. In Guitar Hero II, an achievement in the Xbox 360 version of the game is titled the "Page and Plant Award", given to two players who can hit 100% of the notes in cooperative mode.
  • Page is mentioned in the Paul McCartney and Wings' song "Rock Show" with the line: "What's that man movin' 'cross the stage? It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page. It's like a relic from a different age. Could be...Oo-Ee..."
  • Page is also mentioned in the Everclear song "A.M. Radio" with the line: "I remember 1977 / I started going to concerts and I saw the Led Zeppelin / I gotta guitar Christmas Day / I prayed that Jimmy Page would come to Santa Monica and teach me to play"
  • Page is mentioned in the song "The New Style" by US hip-hop group The Beastie Boys, with the line: "If I played guitar I'd be Jimmy Page, the girlies I like are underage." The second half of the couplet is perhaps an acknowledgement of Page's relationship with Lori Maddox, a fourteen-year-old groupie at the time she met Page, who was 28 himself.
  • Page is mentioned by surname in the Neil Young song "Downtown" from his album Mirror Ball: "...Led Zeppelin on stage / there's a mirrorball twirlin' / and a note from Page..."

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Pre / Post Led Zeppelin discography

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Equipment

Electric guitars
  • 1959 Fender Telecaster (given to Page by Jeff Beck and repainted with a psychedelic Dragon on it by Page. Played with the Yardbirds, on Led Zeppelin, the early tours (68-69)
  • 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard (No. 2)
  • 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (No. 1) Given to him by Joe Walsh[35]
  • 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1959 Danelectro 3021 AKA 59-DC (tuned to DADGAD tuning and used live for "White Summer", "Black Mountain Side", "Kashmir" and "Midnight Moonlight" with The Firm.)
  • Another Danelectro 59-DC, tuned to open G or A tuning for slide and used live for "In My Time Of Dying".
  • 1967 Vox 12-String
  • 1960 Black Gibson Les Paul Custom(with Bigsby Tremolo) - stolen in 1970
    Ad placed by Page for the recovery of his modified Gibson Black Beauty. The guitar was never recovered.
  • Rickenbacker 12 String
  • 1971 Gibson EDS-1275 (used for playing "Stairway to Heaven", "The Rain Song", "The Song Remains the Same" and on some occasions, "Tangerine" live)
  • 1973 Gibson Les Paul Standard (seen in "The Song Remains The Same" during the theremin/solo section of "Whole Lotta Love". This guitar was later fitted with a Parsons-White B-string bender and used on the Outrider tour.)
  • 1964 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster(Used during recording sessions for In Through the Out Door and 1979 at Knebworth, especially for In the Evening)
  • 1966 Cream Fender Telecaster (Used on Physical Graffiti)
  • 1960's Rosewood Fender Telecaster All rosewood body featuring a Parsons and White B-string bender. Seen primarily during the 1980s The Firm and Outrider era. Also used at Knebworth in 1979, notably on "Ten Years Gone" and "Hot Dog".
  • 1965 Fender Electric XII (12-String)
  • 1977 Gibson RD Artist (used at Knebworth in 1979, on "Misty Mountain Hop")
  • Gibson SG (Very seldom used, 80s tour)
  • Another Gibson doubleneck guitar was given to him after he agreed to allow the company to reproduce his original EDS-1275. The guitar was picked by Page out of numerous others after he struck one chord. Page declared "This is it, this is the one!" The guitar was marked (beforehand) #1.
  • 2007 Gibson Black Beauty custom (remake of his original stolen in 1970, has modifications concerning pickup configurations which include a 6-way pickup selector, and coil-tap on the bridge pickup)
  • Les Paul Goldtop w/ Transperformance tuning device Used on Atlantic 40th reunion, Coverdale/Page recordings, and Page/Plant tours
  • Mid 80s Black Kramer guitar with a trem Used for Outrider
  • Paul Reed Smith (used on the Outrider tour, notably on "City Sirens" and "Wasting My Time")
Amplifiers
  • Marshall 1959SLP, rewired to 200 watts.
  • Hiwatt 50, used on the 1970 Led Zeppelin tour
  • Vox AC30
Acoustic guitars
Other instruments
Collection

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Due to the fact the guitar was too heavy for him, one of Jimmy Page's Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" is now owned by Dan Hawkins of The Darkness.[36] It is not the same Black Beauty that was stolen from him in 1970.-1... Daniel Francis Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 in Lowestoft, England) is the guitarist and back-up singer of the band The Darkness. ... For other uses, see The Darkness (disambiguation). ...

Signature models

Gibson released Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul which was discontinued in 1999, then released another version in 2004, which has also been discontinued. The 2004 version included 25 guitars signed by Page, 150 aged by a former Gibson employee (an acknowledged aging 'master'), and 840 'unlimited' production guitars. The Jimmy Page Signature EDS-1275 has been produced by Gibson. Recently, Gibson reproduced Page's 1960 Les Paul Black Beauty, the one stolen from him in 1970, with modern modifications. This guitar will be sold in 2008 with a run of 25, again signed by Page, plus an additional 500 unsigned guitars. |}Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul is a replica of Jimmy Pages main axe. ... The Gibson EDS-1275 is a doubleneck Gibson guitar introduced in 1958 as a special-order custom instrument. ...


Legal action

In July 2007 Page gave testimony and observed evidence on behalf of Led Zeppelin at a court case in Glasgow against an alleged bootlegger. Robert Langley was charged with, and denied, 12 counts of producing and selling products without copyright permission.[37] Page was shown hundreds of CDs and DVDs, ranging from his solo material to his time in Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds, which Langley was allegedly selling in Scotland during 2005. Many contain footage and audio from Page's personal collection, stolen from his home in the early 1980s.[38] For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... This article is about the country. ...


The goods were found on sale as far away as New York, where shop-owners thought they were official. Page later said "If you have something like this that appears legitimate then it is just not right". Page concluded his day in court by greeting waiting fans and signing autographs.[38] This article is about the state. ...


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  • Case, George (2007). Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man. Hal Leonard books. ISBN 1-4234-0407-6. 
  • Howard Mylett (1984) Jimmy Page: Tangents Within a Framework, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-0265-8.
  • Chris Welch (1985) Power & Glory: Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, London: Zomba Books, ISBN 0-9463-9174-2.

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Guitar Boogie is a very rare blues album with Eric Clapton,Jeff Beck,Jimmy Page and The All Stars Band. ... Death Wish II is a soundtrack album by Jimmy Page, released by Swan Song Records on March 1, 1982 to accompany the film Death Wish II. Page uses a Roland guitar synthesizer on a number of tracks. ... Lucifer Rising is an album by Jimmy Page, released by Boleskine House Records on June 19, 1987. ... The Honeydrippers were an English rock band of the 1980s. ... Page and Plant is the name that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured under in the mid-1990s. ... For the hip hop group, see Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album. ... XYZ was one of the first supergroups of the 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Coverdale Page is an album by Jimmy Page and Whitesnake singer David Coverdale, released by Geffen Records on March 27, 1993. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the band Led Zeppelin. ... John Paul Jones (born John Baldwin on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician, and was known for being the bassist, the keyboardist and the mandolinist for rock band Led Zeppelin from its inception until the bands breakup following the death of John Bonham... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut album of English hard rock band, Led Zeppelin. ... 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Early Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One is a compilation album by Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on November, 23 1999. ... Latter Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two is a compilation album by Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on March, 21 2000. ... Mothership is a compilation album by English rock group Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records and Rhino Entertainment on November 12, 2007 in the United Kingdom, and November 13, 2007 in the United States. ... Good Times, Bad Times is the first song by British Rock band Led Zeppelin, on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin. ... Alternate Cover Audio sample Info (help· info) Whole Lotta Love is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, featured as the opening track on their second album, Led Zeppelin II. It was their first hit single. ... Immigrant Song is the opening track on English rock band Led Zeppelins third album, Led Zeppelin III, written and released in 1970. ... 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Eric Clapton chronology Having a Rave Up is a compilation album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1966 (see 1966 in music) in the United States. ... Ultimate! is a 2001 compilation album by the Yardbirds. ... I Wish You Would is a song by Billy Arnold, performed by The Yardbirds. ... For Your Love is the first U.S. album (second album overall) by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in August 1965. ... Heart Full of Soul is a 1965 song by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. ... Evil Hearted You is a 1965 single by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. ... Shapes Of Things is a song originally performed by The Yardbirds when Jeff Beck was the guitar player. ... Over Under Sideways Down is a 1966 album by The Yardbirds. ... Happenings Ten Years Time Ago is the first single by the Yardbirds with guitarist Jimmy Page in the band. ... Boom Boom is a song written and performed by John Lee Hooker. ... 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