Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page


James Patrick Page OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy began his career as a studio session musician in London and, by the mid-1960s was one of the most sought-after session guitarists in Britain. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. When The Yardbirds broke up, he founded Led Zeppelin, which was active from 1968 to 1980

Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling music groups in the history of audio recording. Various sources estimate the group's worldwide sales at more than 200 or even 300 million albums.

Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham at Page's home.

Led Zeppelin were the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock and as a record producer, songwriter and guitarist, Jimmy helped make Led Zeppelin a prototype for countless future rock bands and was the major driving force behind the rock sound of that era.