Name: Jimmy Patrick Page (Jimmy Page)
Age:75 years old
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Occupation: Celebrity, Lead Guitarist
Net worth: $ 170 Million
Jimmy page also known as a James Patrick Page, is a lead guitarist as well as a famous executive songwriter, musician, record producer and founder of the world-famous English rock band so-called Led Zeppelin. He is born on Jan 9, 1944, in London, England. He achieved the international success of guitarists in his band.
Early Life of Jimmy Page
Page was born to James Patrick Page and Patricia Elizabeth Gaffikin in the west London suburb of Henson on 9 January 1944. His father was a personnel manager at a plastic-coatings plant and his mother, who was of Irish descent, doctor secretary. Page was educated from the age of eight at Epsom County Pound Lane Primary School. Then, he came with the guitar at the age of 12. When he first played the guitar at the age 12, he took a few lessons in nearby Kingston but was largely self-taught.
Jimmy page starts his first career at the time 1960 from the studio session musician in London alongside and worked with the British singing group called The Yard Birds, a British band. He was one of the wide influence guitarists of all the time and still for today as well. First After the success of his first song called Stairway to heaven which brings drastic change in their music band career, Rolling Stone magazine described page as one of the best leading guitarists of the 90’s rock band. He once said in the interview that
“When I grew up there weren’t many other guitarists. There was one other guitarist in my school who actually showed me the first chords that I learned and I went on from there. I taught myself guitar from listening to records. So obviously it was a very personal thing”.
At the time 1965 jimmy was hired by the Stone manager Andrew Loog Oldham who gave him the opportunity to play on produce tracks by John Mayall, Nico, Chris Farlowe, Twice as Much and Clapton. His first session work was invaluable. At one point he was playing at least three sessions a day, six days a week. And he rarely ever knew in advance what he was going to be playing. But he learned things even on his worst sessions and he played on some horrendous things. He finally quits after he started getting calls to do Muzak. He decided he couldn’t live that life anymore. he guess it was destiny that a week after he quit doing sessions Paul Samwell-Smith left The Yardbirds and he was able to take his place.
1968-1980: Led Zeppelin
Before the formation of led zeppelin, jimmy was a member of the Yard Bird band. They record many albums in those past year. Little game, Beck Bolero is their hit album. They have a concert in Oxford. During that time Led Zeppelin was renamed Yard Bird. After the departure of Keith Relf and Jim McCarty in 1968, Jimmy brought Robert Paul and John Bohman. Then, he brought John Paul Jones as a keyboardist.
After their first formation of Led, Zeppelin Jimmy produces a new song called Stairway to heaven. From this, his career began. It was one of the biggest hit songs in the world. After that Kashmir, Been dazed and out, immigrant song, whole lotta love. These song are the greatest song till today. Jimmy Page was one of the inspiring lead guitarists in the rock English music industry. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him Number 9 on the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Many in the music industry believe that Jimmy Page has been a continuous and positive influence on all rock bands since the 1970s. Page has released multiple studio albums starting with his debut Whatever Happened to Jugula? with Roy Harper in 1985. Their album Led Zeppelin and single “Stairway to Heaven” are both considered influential and popular works in rock music. Page wrote a lot of the band’s music and the band would go on to become one of the best-selling musical artists of all time with more than 111 million units sold.
Facts About Jimmy Page
Page took a guitar to school each day only to have it confiscated and returned to him after class. Although interviewed for a job as a laboratory assistant, he ultimately chose to leave Danetree Secondary School, West Ewell, to pursue music. During his stint with Christian, Page fell seriously ill with glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) and could not continue touring. While recovering, he decided to put his musical career on hold College.
“Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 following the death of Bonham at Page’s home. Page initially refused to touch a guitar, grieving for his friend. For the rest of the 1980s, his work consisted of a series of short-term collaborations in the bands the Firm, the Honeydrippers, reunions and individual work, including film soundtracks. He also became active in philanthropic work. French model Charlotte Martin was Page’s partner from 1970 to about 1982 or 1983. Page called Charlotte Martin “My Lady”. Page and Charlotte Martin had a daughter, Scarlet Page, who was a photographer. From 1986 to 1995 Page was married to Patricia Ecker, a model, and a waitress. Page later married Jimena Gómez-Paratcha, whom he met in Brazil on the tour. He adopts Jimena Gómez-Paratcha’s oldest daughter Jana. They have two children together: Zofia Jade and Ashen Josan.
In November 2006, Led Zeppelin was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. The television broadcasting of the event consisted of an introduction to the band by various famous admirers gives presentation of an award given to Jimmy Page. For the 2008 Olympics, Jimmy Page. David Beckham and Leona Lewis represented Britain during the closing ceremonies on 24 August 2008. Beckham rode a double-decker bus into the stadium and Page and Lewis performed “Whole Lotta Love“.