|Birth name||James Patrick Page|
|Born||9 January 1944
Heston, Middlesex, England
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock, folk rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, mandolin, bass|
|Associated acts||The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, The Firm, Coverdale-Page, Page and Plant, XYZ|
|Gibson Les Paul
James Patrick Page OBE (born 9 January 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England) is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London. From 1966 to 1968 he was a member of The Yardbirds. After that band ended Page went on to form the band Led Zeppelin.
Allmusic describes Page as "one of the most influential and important guitarists in rock history". In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Page #9 in its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Jimmy Page has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The first time was in 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds. And again in 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Official 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion page
- The Pre-Zeppelin Jimmy Page (audio)
- Fresh Air Interview, June 2003 (audio)