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#1 blizzardofozz

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:27 AM

Fans of Led Zeppelin rejoice for we have your Guitar Idol Jimmy Page the Led Zeppelin ,Yard birds Axe wielding pentatonic legend smile.gif So read on and learn more smile.gif





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Jimmy Page was born on the 9th of January 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England. Page first picked up the guitar at the age of 13 after being inspired by the Elvis Presley tune "Baby Let's Play House " and while he took several lesson he was mostly self taught . Instead of attending college right after high school Page decided to join his first real rock band "Neil Christian And The Crusaders " who had a enough success to allow them to tour England . But Page fell seriously ill (Glandular Fever) and was forced to quit the band and recuperate. Page thought about giving up music and focusing on another interest, Painting as he enrolled at an art college in Sutton, Surrey.

With the arrival of such band as The Rolling Stones in the early 60's and their gritty blues based rock Page's interest in music was once again rekindled but instead of forming a band straight away he decided to hone his craft by becoming one of England's top session guitarists and producers . Although the exact specifics of which session he was with have become hazy over time it's confirmed that he worked with many of the top acts of the day including The Who , Them , Donovan , the Kinks and The Rolling Stones amongst others . By 1966 Page was looking to put his session work on hold and join a full-time band, he accepted an offer to with The Yardbirds (Initially as a bassist then shortly thereafter as a guitarist) as he was paired with another one of the rocks all-time greats Jeff Beck. Although the Yardbirds began as a Straight-ahead blues rock band with the inclusion of page in the line-up the group began experimenting with Psychedelic and hard rock styles.

Despite it being obvious that the Yardbirds were on the downside of their career (Beck left shortly after Page came onboard) Page appeared on the album "Little Games " and several tours before the band finally called it a day in 1968 . With a string of tour dates still set up throughout Europe Page decided to go through with the shows and put together a new band who was dubbed the New Yardbirds including long-time session bassist John Paul Jones plus newcomers Robert Plant on Vocals and John Bonham on drums . After the completion of their initial tour, the band changed their name to Led Zeppelin and explored the still largely uncharted territory of hard rock/heavy metal. The band immediately became one of rocks most successful and enduring bands issuing a string of classic albums from 1969 through to 1975. Albums that featured the unforgettable classics such as " Dazed And Confused " , " Whole Lotta Love " , " Immigrant Song " "Black Dog " , "Stairway To Heaven " and " Kashmir " . The band soon became a must see live act in the process. Page also found the time to work with folk artist Roy Harper (most notably his 1971 release " Stormcock under the alias S. Flavius Mercurius) . Zeppelin was arguable the biggest rock band in the world bu the mid 70's.

Zeppelin continued to release albums until the dawn of the 80's (1976's concert movie/soundtrack The Song Remains the Same and Presence, 1979's In Through the Out Door) but tragedy ultimately derailed the band with the death of Bonham in 1980. After Led Zeppelin decided to call it a day in 1980 Page disappeared from sight (it became known later on that he hardly touched his instrument for a long time afterward). It wasn't until 1982 that Page began to emerge from his self-imposed exile, as he composed and played on the motion picture soundtrack Death Wish II, compiled the Zeppelin outtakes collection, Coda, and took part in the 1983 star-studded A.R.M.S. tour, which saw Page unite with Beck and Eric Clapton for a series of shows that raised money for multiple sclerosis research. In 1984 Page guested alongside Plant , Beck and Nile Rogers on the hit Ep of Rock N Roll Oldies The Honeydrippers and formed his first band since Led Zeppelin dubbed The Firm . The group featured former Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rogers and despite the fact that their self titles debut was a sizeable hit the band decided to end it shortly after the release of their next effort Mean Business.

Zeppelin fans were given a rare treat when their surviving three members reunited (with drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins) for the mammoth Live Aid at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium in July 1985. Zeppelin reunited again in 1988 for the 25th Anniversary concert for Atlantic Records at New York's Madison Square Gardens with John Bonham's son Jason Bonham filling in for his late father behind the kit . It was the same hear that Page guested on Plant's solo release Now and Zen as well as issuing his first ever solo recording Outrider which followed with a tour which touched upon tracks from all era's of his career. By early 90's further rumours of impending Zeppelin reunion continued to circulate and after Plant declined an invitation from Page to join forces again Page decided to collaborate with former Deep Puple/Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale whose vocal style has often been compared to Plants over the years. The collaboration produced a single album, 1993's Heavily Zep-Like Coverdale/Page they did tour for the album but it was scrapped after just a few select dates in Japan.


In 1994, Plant and Page finally agreed to collaborate once again (although John Paul Jones wasn't invited this time), leading to the release of the mostly acoustic set No Quarter the same year, plus a highly popular MTV Unplugged special and sold-out world tour. A year later, Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this being the second time a Page-related band got the nod from the Hall (in 1992, the Yardbirds were honored). 1998 saw Plant and Page release an album of all-new material, walking into Clarksdale. The duo went their separate ways by the late '90s, as Page joined the Black Crowe's for a tour and live album (2000's Live at the Greek). The same year as the album's release, another Crowes/Page tour was cut short due to a back injury Page suffered.



Discography

Led Zeppelin I: 1969

Led Zeppelin II:1969

Led Zeppelin III:1970

Led Zeppelin IV:1971

Houses Of Holy:1973

Physical Graffiti:1975

Prescence:1976

The Song Remains The Same|Soundtrack:1976

In Through The Out Door:1979

The original LP release of In Through the Out Door featured six different covers and came hidden in a brown paper bag above. Each cover showed an alternate angle of the man at the bar shown below smile.gif

CODA:1982

Led Zeppelin Box Set:1990

Remasters:1990

Profiled:1990

Box Set II:1993

Complete Studio Recordings:1993

BBC Sessions:1997

Early Days Best Of Vol I:1999

Latter Days Vol II:2000


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Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:47 AM

All right! Finally, Jimmy Page.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 14 2005, 07:47 PM)
All right! Finally, Jimmy Page.

I love page, he is my idol

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:54 PM

JIMMY PAGE rocks
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 15 2005, 03:54 PM)
JIMMY PAGE rocks


LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 15 2005, 08:31 PM)
QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 15 2005, 03:54 PM)
JIMMY PAGE rocks


LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!


Yah they both ROCK!
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And As We Wind On Down The Road
Our Shados Taller Than Our Soul
There Walks a Lady We All Know
Who Shines White Light And Wants To Show
How Everything Still Turns To Gold

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 16 2005, 11:04 AM)
QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 15 2005, 08:31 PM)
QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 15 2005, 03:54 PM)
JIMMY PAGE rocks


LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!


Yah they both ROCK!



All right! Rock n' Roll!

#8 led-zeppelin-ROCKS

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 16 2005, 10:15 PM)
QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 16 2005, 11:04 AM)
QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 15 2005, 08:31 PM)
QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 15 2005, 03:54 PM)
JIMMY PAGE rocks


LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!


Yah they both ROCK!



All right! Rock n' Roll!


Yah!! You to.
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And As We Wind On Down The Road
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There Walks a Lady We All Know
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How Everything Still Turns To Gold

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:38 AM

How the west was won - 2004

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:25 PM

Thats great man keep up the good work

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE (Less Paul @ Feb 15 2005, 08:31 PM)
QUOTE (led-zeppelin-ROCKS @ Feb 15 2005, 03:54 PM)
JIMMY PAGE rocks


LED ZEPPELIN ROCKS!



They both are AWSOME
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:39 PM

love page, too bad he did crack

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 02:48 PM

hate to be the bearer of obvious-ness, but he also the most overrated guitarest ever

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE (tacoshreder @ Mar 6 2005, 10:48 PM)
hate to be the bearer of obvious-ness, but he also the most overrated guitarest ever


No That Title Belongs To Hendrix. My Friend Said To Me All Page Was Was Standard Pentatonic Solo's. Hippocritism At Its Peak.

Jimmy Page Rocks And His Stuff Is No Way Underrated. Something That Good Couldn't Ever Be Underrated.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 06:45 AM

Also Supirior To Hendrix And Techniqually Better If Not As Groundbreaking.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:54 AM

Good biography nicely written
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#17 Rhoads is thy master

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:54 PM

Jimmy Page ROCKS!! He even played his guitar with a friggen bow. Thats amazing.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:41 AM

jimmy page! he is my favorite guitarist right next to jimi hendrix. he is right up there with the greatest guitarist. hell people say he is the greatest guitarist. idk i think he is great but jimi hendrix was greatER. still jimmy page is awesome and he rocks. led zeppelin rocks!
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:35 PM

Yep. JP rocks. Saw him on the Outrider tour in like...88? Hey Kazu, who's the hot chick on the couch?? biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 04:16 PM

Jimmy page freaken rocks, hes my favourite guitarist of all time, not that he is the greatest(statisticly) but damn his music rocks, and hes so cool!



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