Monday, January 08, 2007

Page in history

Tuesday, January 9th is the birthday of Jimmy Page, one of the finest rock guitarists who ever lived and still lives. Stairway to Heaven, one of the most well-known guitar songs ever (arguably the most well-known... so much so that in the guitar store in the movie Wayne's World there hangs a sign that says "No 'Stairway to Heaven' ") and will cement him into music history forever. Check out this radio station blog that has posted 101 Versions of Stairway to Heaven. Actually it's more, because it's a blog and there are more of them in the comments.

Like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, his own style and virtuosity was established back in the early Sixties with The Yardbirds.

Last year I wrote up a personal memory post on Led Zeppelin (that time on Plant's birthday) and you can read it here if you'd like:

A Page for Plant

Jimmy Page Wiki

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1 comment:

MichaelBains said...

Oh my goodness! lol!

I just got done posting on another blog that Plant owns Stairway, and that I've heard dozens a guitarists blow page out of the water on his own opus.

Opus it is, though!

Happy (belated) Birthday Jimmy!