Jimmy Page

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Jimmy Page OBE

Jimmy Page at the Echo music awards 2013
Background information
Birth name James Patrick Page
Also known as
  • Jimmy
  • Pagey
  • Charles Obscure
  • S. Flavius Mercurius
Born 9 January 1944 (1944-01-09) (age 71)
Heston, Middlesex, England
Genres
Occupations
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1957–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website jimmypage.com
Notable instruments

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".

From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, Page owned the Boleskine House. Earlier, the house had belonged to occultist Aleister Crowley.[1] Page was interested in the magic that Crowley used.

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. He was inducted again in 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin.

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