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Posted on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:51pm
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James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE (born January 9, 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Page began his career as a studio session musician in London and, by the mid-1960s, he had become the most sought-after session guitarist in England. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. In late 1968, he founded Led Zeppelin.

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 3 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". 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). Page has been described by Uncut as "rock's greatest and most mysterious guitar hero." Los Angeles Times magazine voted Jimmy Page the 2nd Greatest Guitarist of all time.

 

Top Rated Albums

Live at the Greek
Live Album - 2000

 

The Firm
Studio Album - 1985

 

Whatever Happened To Jugula?
Studio Album - 1985

 

Walking into Clarksdale
Studio Album - 1998

 

Coverdale • Page
Studio Album - 1993

 

Outrider
Studio Album - 1988

 

Mean Business
Studio Album - 1986

 

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Birth Name

James Patrick Page

Instruments

Guitar, mandolin, Appalachian dulcimer, theremin, bass, banjo, harmonica, Dobro, sitar, keyboards, tambura, hurdy gurdy, pedal steel, vocals, lap steel, ukulele

Origin

UK

Years active

1957–present

Date Born

Sunday, January 9, 1944

City Born

Heston, Middlesex, England

Age

75

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