Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page first took up the guitar as a child when the family moved into a new house and discovered that the previous owners had left behind a dusty old six-string. Discovering he had a natural for the instrument, his mastery and innovative technique led to work as a session musician before he established his reputation as one of the world's greatest electric guitarists, initially with blues band The Yardbirds before becoming a fully-fledged rock legend with Led Zeppelin. When the band split in 1980, Page recorded the soundtrack to Michael Winner movie Death Wish II, teamed up with folk star Roy Harper for the album Whatever Happened To Jugula? (1985) and formed supergroup The Firm with Manfred Mann, before returning to his trademark riffs on debut solo album Outrider (1988). He went on to collaborate with Whitesnake front man David Coverdale on a record that reached the Top 5 in both the US and UK in 1993 and reunited with Robert Plant on the Grammy Award-winning Walking Into Clarksdale (1998). However, Page will always be defined as the long-haired Led Zeppelin guitarist who turned the blues into some of the most thunderous rock'n'roll ever recorded.

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