Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014,
From their formation in 1968 until their spilt in the wake of drummer John Bonham's death in 1980, Led Zeppelin set new parameters for what a rock band could achieve. They remain one of the biggest-selling bands of all time, with generation after generation falling in love with their music. Their tours broke records and created the template for stadium touring that remains to this day,
Jimmy Page was the guiding force behind that band of gifted musicians, and, as well as being recognised as one of the finest guitarists of all time, Jimmy produced the whole of Led Zeppelin's back catalogue, breaking new sonic ground with every one of their nine albums.
From his earliest influences and passion for the bluesmen of the '50s, to his time spent as a busy young session guitarist on the London scene in the early 60s, and onto his masterplan to create the greatest (and heaviest) rock band ever to stalk the earth.
Normally a somewhat reclusive and private figure, Jimmy also discusses Zep's unique musical chemistry, their not entirely undeserved reputation as the most excessive and debauched band ever, their one-off reunion in 2007 and the impact of John Bonham's death on him and his music.