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Jimmy Page

"James Patrick "Jimmy" Page", OBE (born January 9, 1944) is an English musician and considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. He was the founding member of Led Zeppelin and, prior to that, a member of The Yardbirds from late 1966 to 1968. Before joining the Yardbirds, Page had been one of the most in-demand studio guitarists in England since his teenage years.

Page was born in the west London suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. Jimmy Page first picked up the guitar when he was 12 years old, and although he took a few lessons, was largely self-taught. His early influences were rockabilly guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton, who both played on recordings made by Elvis Presley, and Johnny Day, who played guitar for The Everly Brothers. The Presley song "Baby Let's Play House" was an early favourite on one of his first electric guitars, a second hand 1949 Futurama Grazioso. Page's musical tastes however also encompassed acoustic folk playing, particularly that of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, a...

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