Unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history is Jimmy Page.
Just about every rock guitarist from the late ′60s/early ′70s to the present day has been influenced by Page′s work with Led Zeppelin.
Born on January 9, 1944, in Heston, Middlesex, England, Page picked up the guitar at age 13 after being inspired by the Elvis Presley tune Baby Let′s Play House.
In 1966 Page accepted an offer to play with the Yardbirds. In 1968 Page put together a new band the New Yardbirds, including longtime 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.
The band immediately became one of rock′s most successful and enduring bands.
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