Theme Times –The Guitar Talkers 9#

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James Patrick Page OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Page is prolific in creating guitar riffs and his varied style involves various guitar tunings, technical and melodic solos and aggressive, distorted guitar tone as well as his folk and eastern influenced acoustic work. He is also noted for occasionally playing his guitar with a cello bow to create a droning sound texture to the music.

Page began his career as a studio session musician in London and, by the mid-1960s, alongside Big Jim Sullivan, was one of the most sought-after session guitarists in Britain. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. When The Yardbirds broke up, he founded Led Zeppelin, which was active from 1968-1980. Following the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, he participated in a number of groups throughout the 1980s and 1990s, notably XYZ, The Firm, The Honeydrippers, Coverdale–Page, and Page and Plant. Since 2000, Page has participated in various guest performances with many artists, both live and in studio recordings, and participated in a one-off Led Zeppelin reunion in 2007 that was released as the 2012 concert film Celebration Day. Along with The Edge and Jack White, he participated in the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud.

Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number three in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, behind Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and, in 2007, number four on Classic Rock‘s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and once as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).

This mini series The Guitar Talkers is dedicated to fans of brilliant guitarists. If you are also a fan let me know below.

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It’s Jimmy Page – what else needs to be said ….. well here are my top 9 favourites of his!

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Live – 1971
Led Zeppelin – For Your Life 1976
Led Zeppelin – The Rover – 1975
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog – 1971
Led Zeppelin – Achilles Last Stand – 1976
Led Zeppelin – Ramble On – 1969
Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll – 1975
Led Zeppelin – Bron Ya Aur – 1975
Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends – 1970

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So they are my personal Jimmy Page Top 9 – what are yours? More importantly …. fan or not?

5 thoughts on “Theme Times –The Guitar Talkers 9#

  1. Umm… yeah, you could say I’m a fan.😉🤣🤣🤣 When I saw The Song Remains The Same at the midnight movies in the early 80s and he took that bow to his guitar… I was just amazed! I’d been a fan, but never got to see them play. Bonzo died before my concert going days started.

    It would be difficult to pick a favorite song. Going To California and The Battle Of Evermore are two that come to mind that aren’t part of your list. I can’t think of a Zeppelin song I don’t like.

    Thanks JB! Awesome Punk & a Magic Star in the morning post and Jimmy Page after that. It’s like you’re writing just for me today😂😂😂
    🌊🦄💫🧸💌

  2. What a fine choice. Lucky enough to see him and Paul Rodgers play together in The Firm at a small venue. Just an awesome guitarist. Loved him in Zeppers, loved him in The Firm, loved him with David Coverdale. Surely it’s time for more.

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