Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes 
Mon December 25th, 2000
Mon June 19th, 2000
Wed January 11th, 1995
Wed June 22nd, 1988
Live At The Greek (2000)
Jimmy Page (1999)
Before The Balloon Went Up (1998)
Session Man V.1 (1997)
Session Man 1963-67 Vol. 1 (1994)
Session Man 1963-67 Vol. 2 (1991)
Jimmy Page (1944-Present), guitar/vocals
Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones first met when both were still session players. It was during studio sessions for Donovan’s Hurdy Gurdy Man album that the two first discussed forming a band. According to rock legend, the name Led Zeppelin was inspired by the great late Who drummer Keith Moon who often joked that a bad gig went down like a lead zeppelin.
Jimmy Page
Though Jimmy Page is most celebrated and best loved for his guitar and production work with Led Zeppelin, before he joined forces with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham he had already enjoyed a successful early career as a session player in London. Page began playing guitar at the age of 13 and was a professional player before he was 20. His guitar crops up on numerous singles of the mid-’60s and, he was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, and when the band broke up, he formed the New Yardbirds (with bassist John Paul Jones, singer Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham) to fulfill remaining contractual obligations. Once those concerts were over, the band changed its name to Led Zeppelin.

Page’s epic guitar playing and innovative production techniques were a vital part of Zeppelin’s conquest of the hard rock arena in the ’70s. After the death of John Bonham and the dissolution of Led Zeppelin in 1980 he pursued several ventures. In 1982 he contributed to Robert Plant’s first solo album Pictures at 11 and in 1984 he formed the Firm with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. The Firm was mildly successful, but recorded only two albums before Page and company called it quits. 1988 saw the release of Page’s first solo album. John Miles (the Alan Parsons Project), Chris Farlowe (Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds) and Robert Plant all contributed vocals, and Outrider not only went gold, but earned Page a Grammy nod for Best Rock Instrumental.

Page’s next project found him teaming up with Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, who over the years has been razzed about his Plant-esque performance style. (Plant once quipped during a Musician Magazine interview that Coverdale ought to changing his name to David Coverversion.) The resulting album was competent, if not particularly original effort.

In the late ’80s Page took on the task of remastering and resequencing the Zeppelin catalog for Atlantic’s CD reissues and the Led Zeppelin boxed set. In 1994 Page and plant reunited to record No Quarter — a collection of vintage Zeppelin and new material that incorporated world music elements and musicians Marrakech, India and Egypt. But Page’s biggest post-Zeppelin commercial success came in 2000 when he toured with the Black Crowes. Performing mostly Zeppelin material (with a sprinkling of Crowes tunes here and there) the shows wowed fans and critics. The performances at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles were recorded and issued first as internet only releases, then made available as conventional CDs.
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